STATE: Do L.A. Unified’s daily random searches…

Kevin Castillo was in his freshman year at Hamilton High School when administrators carrying hand-held metal detectors interrupted his English class to conduct a random search. They asked a student to pick a number between 1 and 10. The student… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Some kids in LA no longer…

Last week, Los Angeles County Supervisors voted to create a student library card that waives overdue fines for patrons under 18 years old. They were trying to target patrons like 7-year old Aliyah Clafy. “My kids are here every week… Read full article at KPCC

NATIONAL: Can a ‘Career Readiness’ Seal on…

Students graduating from high school in Ohio next spring can get a new seal on their diplomas that signifies their mastery of job skills like teamwork and creativity. Many states have long awarded seals, or endorsements, that indicate students have… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: From Berkeley to Gainesville, applications surge…

The University of Florida makes a promise to its applicants: All essays they submit will be read at least twice. Every year, that becomes more challenging. About 35,000 prospective students applied to the state’s flagship school in Gainesville during the… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: DeVos In Charge, Teacher Well-Being And…

We cover education stories every day. But our most popular education news of the year came the day that Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the U.S. secretary of education; our story that day was read nearly 1 million times. DeVos… Read full article at NPR

Elsinore’s James Checco is the HSGameTime…

Elsinore girls tennis coach James Checco doesn’t get many players with an extensive club background. What those players lack in experience, they make up for with hard work and a willingness to improve. Checco has turned the program into a… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

As Congress delays vote on DACA,…

At this modern-day phone bank at TODEC Legal Center in Coachella, eight young people are hunched over glowing laptops and cellphones. Some use Facebook and Snapchat to share pictures of House Speaker Paul Ryan's phone number. They ask their friends… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Students ride with the Riverside Transit…

RIVERSIDE – There’s never been a better time to be a young bus rider as back by popular demand, the Riverside Transit Agency has once again rolled out a special 25-cent fare for students until Jan. 7. Students in grades… Read full article at The Valley News

Western Municipal Water District provides scholarships…

Western Municipal Water District, which provides the water and wastewater services for Lake Elsinore and portions of Temecula and Murrieta, reached out to offer special scholarships to local college and university students studying for water-related careers. Since 2003, the scholarships… Read full article at The Valley News

Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center…

TEMECULA – Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center in Temecula will be offering several college scholarships worth a cumulative $6,000 that can be applied for online, the organization said. The Michelle’s Place will offer two $1,000 scholarships to people who… Read full article at The Valley News