Mountain View Middle School Chosen for…

Mountain View Middle School is one of 22 California middle schools recognized in the 2017-18 Schools to Watch - Taking Center Stage program, announced this week by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. The designation recognizes high-performing middle schools… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

STATE: Creating a ‘test kitchen’ to come…

Four organizations and three California school districts will attempt to create what the State Board of Education and the California Department of Education have struggled with through three iterations: an annual district budget and planning document that is more readable,… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Brown appoints 15 to new K-12…

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed 15 technology and education experts Friday to a newly created panel charged with making recommendations on the implementation of K-12 computer science standards in California. The panel, called the Computer Science Strategic Implementation Advisory Panel, was… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Teen girl dies hours after leaving…

A California teen girl reportedly died hours after leaving school early because she was sick with the flu. Gabriella Chabot, 14, returned to classes at La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks after a two-week bout with the illness, news… Read full article at New York Post

NATIONAL: The Education Department Says It Won’t…

Do transgender boys or girls have the right to use the restroom at school that corresponds with their gender identity? The U.S. Education Department said Monday that it won't hear complaints about or take action on this question. Almost one… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: Can Data Help Districts Address Teacher…

As some districts struggle to reduce staff turnover, a new company is using data analytics to help schools respond to problems with employee attrition and engagement. Over the past two years, Upbeat has surveyed teachers and other school employees across… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Almost Three-Quarters of Superintendents Say Schools…

Seventy-three percent of superintendents say their school districts are inadequately funded, and about 62 percent say that they do not have a way to make up the shortfall if federal and state aid are cut in the upcoming school year.… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: The Year’s Best in Children’s Books

The American Library Association today announced the top books for children and young adults. The Newbery award for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature went to Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly. It's about an unexpected friendship that forms… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: West Virginia county to unveil school…

Officials in one West Virginia county will unveil a new tool to keep parents informed about when school buses arrive to pick up their children. The Journal reports Jefferson County's school system will debut a mobile app on March 1.… Read full article at Los Angeles Times