NATIONAL: ISTE Unveils Plans to Match Ed-Tech…

Ed-tech product developers often express frustration about being unable to find teachers to review their apps before going to market. ISTE—the International Society for Technology in Education—is launching a program to address this persistent problem in the product design and… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Social Media Is Seen as ‘Fair…

College admissions officers and students agree: It's OK to look at public social media posts made by students as part of their college application process. A study released Tuesday by Kaplan Test Prep reveals that more than two-thirds of colleges… Read full article at Education Week

STATE: Focusing on the language skills of…

Students read a book about counting at a math “festival” at Allendale Elementary School in Oakland. Developing language skills through math is one strategy to help English learners, a new report says. Boosting the language development of students whose first… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Bay Area district links with start-up…

As school districts around California scramble to tackle a teacher shortage in the face of rising housing costs, the West Contra Costa school district hopes a new program that offers home down payment assistance will help its efforts to recruit… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Big money from charter backers has…

It is crunch time for advocates of charter schools who want to see continued growth of enrollments in California’s charter schools and also want to elect a governor who they view as being most sympathetic to their cause. In this… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Beutner emerges as a top pick…

Austin Beutner has emerged as a leading contender to run the Los Angeles school district, with backers saying he is smart enough and tough enough to confront its financial and academic struggles. Though he does not have a background in… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Should California force schools to reveal…

Among educators, it’s known as “passing the trash” — quietly releasing a teacher or employee accused of sexual impropriety with children without warning other schools that may want to hire them. It is an issue that has resonated in the… Read full article at San Jose Mercury News

STATE: Tax guns instead of arming teachers,…

Following the February school massacre in Parkland, Fla., California legislators responded as they often do after a mass shooting, with proposals to further tighten the state's strict gun control laws. But the killings – and a national protest movement that… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

NATIONAL: Colorado teachers rally at Capitol for…

DENVER — Hundreds of public school teachers swarmed the Colorado state Capitol on Monday, shuttering one suburban Denver school district to demand better salaries, as lawmakers were set to debate a pension reform measure that would cut retirement benefits and… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: States, School Districts Eye Potential Billions…

State and local governments, including school districts, are watching with great interest as the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up a case that could result in adding billions of dollars in tax revenue to their coffers. In South Dakota… Read full article at Education Week