NATIONAL: Cyber Charters Continue to Struggle: A…

From California to Ohio to Nevada, cyber charter schools often struggle mightily to graduate students and they frequently clash with state regulators over their academic performance and financial management. Nevertheless, the niche sector of K-12 schooling continues to expand across… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Educators Conflicted on LGBT Issues, Survey…

Transgender students make up a relatively small slice of the student population. But so-called “bathroom bills” involving their rights to access facilities have led to some heated discussions in schools. Educators surveyed by the Education Week Research Center were essentially… Read full article at Education Week

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Blythe’s Lions Club goodwill donation to…

The resident chapter of Lions Club International continued the holiday spirit of charity and goodwill going around the Blythe community this week by donating a truckload pallet’s worth of supply paper to the Palo Verde Unified School District (PVUSD), Dec.… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

Smith is new Moreno Valley school…

Moreno Valley school board member Susan Smith will serve as board president for the next year. Smith, who was elected to the board last year, was chosen Tuesday, Dec. 12, for the leadership post as part of the board’s annual… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Isaac chosen to lead Riverside Community…

Wolde-Ab Isaac has been appointed chancellor of the Riverside Community College District, which runs colleges in Moreno Valley, Norco and Riverside. The district’s board voted unanimously to select Isaac, the current president of Riverside City College, a news release states.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

School & police warn parents of…

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - School officials and Cathedral City police are warning parents of a man harassing students walking home from school alone. Two students walking home from Landau Elementary School Wednesday afternoon reported that they were approached by an… Read full article at KESQ News

San Jacinto school board keeps leaders…

The San Jacinto school board decided to keep its leaders in place for the seventh consecutive year. John Norman will continue to serve as president of the San Jacinto Unified School District board. Willie Hamilton will be the clerk. Both… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: California sues Trump administration on behalf…

California is suing the Trump administration for what it says is the U.S. Department of Education’s refusal to provide debt relief to more than 13,000 students that courts have found were defrauded by the since-shuttered for-profit Corinthian Colleges. Attorney General… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California’s public colleges and universities face…

Facing building construction and renovation expenses approaching $50 billion over the next five years, California public colleges and universities could save money by sharing both the cost of new facilities and how they are used. That’s one of the conclusions… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: What local development experts want parents…

Not that long ago, science told us that 1,000 or fewer neural connections were made each second in a baby's brain. Now we know babies' brains actually make one million neural connections every second until the age of 3. As… Read full article at KPCC