NATIONAL: A “Punishing Decade” for K-12 Education…

Despite recent signs of gradually increasing spending on schools, many states today are devoting significantly less money to K-12 education that they were nearly a decade ago. That’s the conclusion of a new analysis by the Center on Budget and… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: A 10-year-old’s schoolyard fight was posted…

Ashawnty Davis wanted to be a WNBA star. But after a video of the 10-year-old fighting another girl was posted to social media, Ashawnty was bullied, her family said. The attacks brought on a despair so crushing that her basketball… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Transgender student sues Illinois district over…

A suburban Chicago school district that was the focus of a federal complaint over a transgender student's use of a girls' locker room was sued Thursday by a high school senior who claims being denied such access, an allegation district… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Wind tunnels and sheep brains: Students…

At her aerospace engineering elective, high school senior Keren Araujo shows off the latest creation. “We’re designing airfoils — they’re like the wings of a plane,” explained the 17-year-old. After Araujo and her fellow students put the finishing touches on… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Judge: Suspensions OK for Students Who…

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California school district acted properly when it suspended five students who "liked" or commented on racist images on another student's Instagram account that included nooses drawn around the necks of a black student and coach… Read full article at US News and World Report

STATE: Reluctant Glendale Unified board on path…

Glendale Unified school board closer toward moving its elections in line with the Glendale City Council. A few board members shared their reluctance during a board meeting on Tuesday, with some feeling pushed into a consensus that would likely mean… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Ocean View schools trustee wins lawsuit…

An Orange County Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of an Ocean View School District trustee who sued the city of Huntington Beach over public records requests. John Briscoe filed his lawsuit in January after the city denied him… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: More than half of U.S. kids…

Obesity is set to become the new normal in America. By the time today's kids reach the age of 35, 57% of them will be obese, a new study predicts. That means that if present trends continue, an American child's… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Proposal for Senate Tax Bill Would…

A proposed amendment to the Senate tax bill resembles the House legislation's plan to allow for college savings plans to be used for private school choice expenses. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., introduced the amendment to the Senate's version of the… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: How Yet Another Government Shutdown Showdown…

Get ready for another game of chicken. If lawmakers don't take some kind of action by Dec. 8, major parts of the government—including the U.S. Department of Education—are going to grind to a halt. That's because a deal President Donald… Read full article at Education Week