NATIONAL: U.S. Students Comprehend Information Better Online…

U.S. students are better at comprehending information online than on paper, results from a new exam suggest. Fourth-grade students in the U.S. scored well above the international average in online reading on a test administered alongside the Progress in International… Read full article at US News and World Report

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Read With Me receives December Coachella…

COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif. - The Coachella Valley Spotlight Grant recipient for December is the Read With Me Volunteer Program. Read With Me -- which primarily works with students in the east valley -- provides assistance for public schools that have… Read full article at KESQ News

STATE: Why this professional artist enlisted the…

Teachers and students around Los Angeles are using the citywide art collaboration, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, in lessons and projects. But the students from Clinton Middle School are taking it a step further: They're not just studying the art in… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: Code.org raises $12 million from Bill…

Code.org, the non-profit organization that aims to increase access to computer science education, has raised $12 million in philanthropic funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Infosys Foundation USA and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The announcement came as part of a Computer… Read full article at TechCrunch

NATIONAL: U.S. Graduation Rate Hits New All-Time…

The national high school graduation rate has risen to a new all-time high: 84 percent, and the fifth straight year of increases, according to data published by the federal government today. The graduation rate for the high school class of… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Schools Struggle to Keep Pace With…

A wide range of cybersecurity threats are sweeping through the education sector, sowing discord and costing public schools significant time, money, and trust. Criminal hacking groups have terrorized and extorted school communities. Email scams have led to identify theft, fraudulent… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Collaboration between rock band, Alabama school…

LEIGHTON, ALA. - What started as a simple partnership between the marketing department at Colbert County High School and the rock band Velcro Pygmies has become a program that's gaining attention elsewhere. The "Reach and Teach" program kicked off at… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

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Moreno Valley teen’s first play bound…

Tan’yeasia Brewster began creating worlds as a fifth-grader when she started writing short stories. The Moreno Valley resident always knew she loved writing. What she didn’t see coming was that her first attempt at playwriting would win her an award… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Temporary College of the Desert campus…

Hundreds of students are expected to attend a temporary College of the Desert campus in Palm Springs and nearby homeowners believe improvements are necessary for the influx in traffic. The campus is being built on four acres at East Baristo… Read full article at The Desert Sun

STATE: DACA recipients are counting down to…

As of Friday, Dec. 1, Evelyn Valdez-Ward had 680 days before her DACA permit expired. It’s a countdown she began highlighting on Twitter in mid-November to show the public what will happen if lawmakers fail to pass legislation that would… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise