STATE: Governor wants millions of working-class Californians…

Governor Jerry Brown is ramping up his campaign to convince legislators to fund a new, wholly online community college, arguing that millions of working-class Californians will then be able to take skills-building classes. But not everyone is sold on the… Read full article at KPCC

NATIONAL: Making School Spending Data Transparent and…

Financial analysts predict a little-known requirement tucked into the Every Student Succeeds Act that states break out and publish annual school-by-school spending numbers has the potential to revolutionize how state and local lawmakers distribute their education dollars. But state education… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Bill to arm Tennessee teachers fails

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill that would arm some school teachers in Tennessee has failed after a number of state lawmakers, including several Republican gun rights advocates, criticized the idea. The measure was voted down Tuesday in the House… Read full article at Education Week

Tra-My Hollod, 8th Grade teacher talking to News Channel 3 from her classroom

Local class at John Glenn Middle…

INDIO, Calif. - Congratulations to Ms. Tra-My Hollod's eighth-grade class at John Glenn Middle School in Indio for receiving the March 'One Class at a Time' award to buy new class novels. Ms. Hollod holds reading to the highest regard.… Read full article at KESQ News

Three valley elementary schools singled out…

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. - Eleven elementary schools in Riverside County met the standards to be honored under the California Department of Education's "Distinguished Schools Program,'' State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced. There were 287 schools honored statewide for… Read full article at KESQ News

Riverside school board president reappointed to…

The president of the Riverside Unified School District board, Patricia Lock-Dawson, has been reappointed to the delegate assembly of the California School Boards Association. Lock-Dawson will serve a two-year term with the group of more than 200, which advises the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: A ‘very difficult year’ – Sonoma…

Piner High School shows none of the scars of an October inferno that killed 24 people in Sonoma County and caused more than $7 billion in property damage. But walk into a classroom, and you’ll find students and teachers still… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

NATIONAL: School Sensor Can Alert Authorities, Lock…

At work, Jim Skorpik's nickname is a handle better known for missiles: "Hellfire." As a longtime federal electrical engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., he's developed sensors to track missiles' readiness for battle that measure heat… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: Cellphones gaining acceptance inside US schools

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cellphones are still absent from most U.S. schools but new data shows them steadily gaining acceptance as administrators bow to parents' wishes to keep tabs on their kids and teachers find ways to work them into… Read full article at Education Week

STATE: Perfect ACT, SAT scores don’t mean…

CUPERTINO — Vishruth Iyer’s parents gathered close as their 15-year-old son opened an email with the thrilling news: The Monta Vista High sophomore earned the rare distinction of scoring a perfect 36 on his ACT college entrance exam. “I almost… Read full article at San Jose Mercury News