NATIONAL: When Students Assault Teachers, Effects Can…

When Michelle Andrews leaned over to talk to a disruptive 6th grader in her class, she says the student struck her in the face, causing Andrews’ neck to snap backwards. The 2015 incident was scary, and it also caused permanent… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Student fires officer’s holstered gun at…

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. — Police say a third-grader at a Minnesota school got his finger on the trigger of a liaison officer’s holstered gun, causing it to fire a bullet into the floor. Maplewood police say no one was injured when… Read full article at The Washington Post

Hemet’s West Valley may add International…

West Valley High School would add the International Baccalaureate program under a proposal that will be pitched to the Hemet Unified School District board Tuesday, Feb. 6. IB is an advanced program focussed on living and working in a global… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Beaumont High Celebrates Academic Decathlon Honor

BEAUMONT, CA — Beaumont High School is celebrating a win from the weekend's Riverside County Academic Decathlon. One of the school's two teams, Beaumont High School Blue, took home fifth place overall. Elsinore High School took home the championship title,… Read full article at Patch.com

STATE: At schools near freeways, air filters…

On the campus of Salesian High School in Boyle Heights, boys play soccer on a turf field a block away from the East LA Interchange. Four freeways converge here, and diesel trucks hauling containers are visible crawling along the overpass… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: New weekly class teaches Adams Elementary…

Adams Elementary School in Costa Mesa is offering its first official computer coding lessons for fourth- through sixth-graders every Friday for the rest of the school year. An instructor from CodeCampus, a company that offers coding classes throughout Orange County,… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Contrary to critics, parents tell pollster…

Nearly 4 in 10 parents say they’re familiar with or know a lot about the California School Dashboard, which grades schools and school districts using multicolored metrics, and those who have visited the website generally like what they’ve seen and… Read full article at EdSource

NATIONAL: Government Seeks Delay of Obama Rule…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is seeking to delay an Obama-era rule meant to counter racial disparities in special education, an official said Monday. In December 2016, the Obama administration said "students of color remain more likely to be… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: After record school closures, new Chicago…

CHICAGO — Five years after the largest mass closure of public schools in an American city, Chicago is forging ahead with a plan to shutter four more in one of the city’s highest-crime and most impoverished areas. School officials are… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Screen Addiction Among Teens: Is There…

Look up from this screen right now. Take a look around. On a bus. In a cafe. Even at a stoplight. Chances are, most of the other people in your line of sight are staring at their phones or other… Read full article at NPR