NATIONAL: A new way emerges to cover…

Nestled along the San Diego coastline, Point Loma Nazarene University is a world away from Wall Street. But the Christian liberal arts college is at the forefront of financial innovation. Last fall, Point Loma began offering some of its 4,500… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Spread of fake news prompts literacy…

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction. Lawmakers in several states have introduced or… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Here’s how Washington could shape higher…

The year ahead could usher in significant changes in the federal government’s role in higher education. Events set in motion in 2017 will loom large, though resolutions may be years in the making. Here are a few things worth watching… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: The biggest higher-ed economics stories of…

The financial lives of college students and universities took center stage this year in ways few could imagine. Higher education captured the attention of Congress with the sweeping Republican tax plan, resulting in an unprecedented move on college endowments. State… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Arizona Schools Superintendent Decries Ethnic Studies…

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top education official says she is disappointed with a judge's decision to permanently block an ethnic studies ban that dismantled a popular Mexican-American studies program. Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas said in a statement Friday… Read full article at US News and World Report

STATE: Built to last: Former LAUSD Supt.…

Former Los Angeles schools Supt. Roy Romer gave an A+ to the polished cement under his feet this month at the newly constructed Maywood Center for Enriched Studies. The cement had the sheen of the tile flooring that is common… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Helen Hunt Jackson High finds ‘Project…

Helen Hunt Jackson College Prep High School (HHJCPHS) is a flexible educational program that provides students with a variety of options to reach their educational goals. The school has an independent study option, online course work, and traditional classroom instruction.… Read full article at The Valley Chronicle

Greg Giroux

Bautista Creek Elementary welcomes its new…

HEMET – Bautista Creek Elementary School welcomed its new principal at the beginning of this school year. Greg Giroux, former assistant principal for Bautista Creek, was promoted to principal after Dr. Kristi Watson became Hemet Elementary School’s principal. Giroux has… Read full article at The Valley News

Bella Vista Elementary students

Desert Hot Springs students get a…

Palm Springs Unified School District students and teachers will head back to the classroom next week, but there is still time to get in some family fun that benefits a Desert Hot Springs elementary counseling project. Through Sunday (Jan. 7),… Read full article at The Desert Sun

NATIONAL: Texas Charter Schools Struggle With Classroom…

DALLAS (AP) — An annual report suggests that several charter schools in Texas have some of the state's largest class sizes. The Texas Education Agency report said most of the state's roughly 8,700 public schools had about 22 students per… Read full article at US News and World Report