STATE: Pasadena City College program suspended over…

Pasadena 12th-grader Cesia Rios met recently with other seniors to talk about a community college class they took last year in high school, known as a dual enrollment class. “I felt like a college student,” said Cesia Rios of what… Read full article at KPCC

NATIONAL: Does It Make Sense to Offer…

It sounds like a common-sense recruitment strategy: Since teachers are thought to be underpaid, help them out with housing. A growing number of districts are using housing incentives as a way to try to attract and retain K-12 educators—building teacher… Read full article at Education Week

District votes to change name of…

Menifee Union School District board members voted last week on a new name for the elementary school that will open next fall in the Audie Murphy Ranch community. In early January, board members chose a name from three suggestions made… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

These 5 Inland Empire middle schools…

Five Inland campuses are among 22 high-performing California middle schools recognized in the 2017–18 Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage program. Recognized were: Mountain View Middle School in Moreno Valley Unified School District, Indio Middle School in Desert Sands Unified School… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

10 students sent home after pepper…

Staff members at Silverado High in Victorville used pepper spray to break up the crowd after two fights broke out on campus late Wednesday morning, Jan. 31, a district official said. The fights started during the lunch period, about 11:30… Read full article at San Bernardino County Sun

Students thank artist for his campus…

INDIO, Calif. - Armed only with a paint brush and a well-decorated palette, Blum has created six murals around campus. The one up front, he got paid for. The rest he volunteered to paint. Why? Blum said, "Art programs throughout… Read full article at KESQ News

STATE: Union reaches deal, contracted bus drivers…

After a strike that lasted almost two weeks, members of Teamsters Local 572 ratified a contract Wednesday, clearing the way for contracted bus drivers to return to Glendale Unified routes. The school district contracts school bus service with First Student… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: White House chief of staff says…

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly slammed a Pico Rivera teacher and councilman on Wednesday, after hearing remarks the educator made in the classroom disparaging members of the military. In an interview on Fox News Radio, Kelly, a… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: High school juniors could get relief…

Undeterred by past opposition of the state superintendent and State Board of Education, Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell is trying again to give high schools the option to swap the Smarter Balanced 11th-grade English language arts and math tests for either the… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: System of positive rewards to reduce…

Ten-year-old Ja’Vonie Morris sat in her school principal’s office on a recent day — not for the misbehavior that got her in so much trouble back in 3rd grade, but to show off her accomplishments under a schoolwide strategy that… Read full article at EdSource