A California City’s Plan to Turn…

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — This desert resort town some 100 miles east of Los Angeles, in the sprawling Coachella Valley, is known for many things: Its spectacular setting, nestled next to towering Mount San Jacinto; its vibrant gay and lesbian… Read full article at Politico

LEUSD announces 2018-2019 intradistrict transfer applications…

LAKE ELSINORE – The Lake Elsinore Unified School District will accept applications for intradistrict transfer requests for the 2018-2019 school year until Wednesday, Jan. 31. Intradistrict transfer applications are is required for any student seeking to attend a district school… Read full article at The Valley News

STATE: California lags behind most states in…

California lags behind most states in providing timely services to infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays, and as a result, those children often wait weeks or months before receiving services. That was one of the findings in a… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Impact of marijuana legalization in California…

Now that California has legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults 21 years old and older, one pressing public health question is whether legalization will contribute to greater use of cannabis among younger users, especially teenagers. An editorial last year… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California’s 2nd attempt to meet federal…

When California submitted its plan to comply with a new federal education law late last year, the U.S. Department of Education officials didn't seem too impressed. California's plan to follow the Every Student Succeeds Act, or "ESSA" — the latest… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: Legislators are paying attention to 4-year-olds

The 500,000 four-year-olds in California may not be able to vote yet, but lawmakers are thinking about them. Two bills have been introduced in the state legislature in as many weeks aiming to get these kids expanded access to education… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: When it comes to education policy,…

California is headed toward another standoff with the federal government — this time, over education. The U.S. Department of Education, led by Betsy DeVos, had told the state that its plan to satisfy a major education law had significant flaws.… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Glendale Unified bus service suspended amid…

Glendale Unified officials were abruptly notified Thursday morning that the company it contracts with to provide bus service to local schools called a strike that morning, and as a result have asked parents of affected students to arrange alternative transportation.… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Giant e-school closure means abrupt change…

COLUMBUS, Ohio — One of the nation’s largest online charter schools is closing abruptly, leaving families of the roughly 12,000 Ohio students from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow scrambling to find other schooling options halfway through the academic year. The… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Texas special education fix calls for…

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has unveiled an initial draft of how it will overhaul special education after federal officials found that the state for years illegally denied services to students with disabilities. The 13-page plan released Thursday would create a… Read full article at The Washington Post