Advocates fight to keep LA family engagement program (Los Angeles Times): Financial woes are threatening the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Family Literacy Project, an effort that brings families together for classes on reading, adult education and parenting techniques. Grants funding the project have expired, leaving district officials scrambling to find a way to fund the program into the future.
Marysville overhauls special-education department (The Herald): Parents of special-needs students in Marysville will find new leadership and policies following a controversial discipline incident at an elementary school there last fall. The district’s two special-education directors resigned in February.
California debates ‘yes means yes’ sex-assault law (AP): Lawmakers in California are considering legislation that would require all colleges to set rules about consensual sex for students.
- Tests that look like video games (NPR)
- White students aren’t going to be the majority this fall (AP)
- College readiness top goal of new Baltimore schools chief (The Baltimore Sun)
- Denver schools starting year with new STEM classes (The Denver Post)