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Friday, February 23, 2018


Gun control rally to 'Save Our Schools' draws 150 Los Alamitos High students, teachers, parents
Over a hundred members of the community and school students as they chant and wave signs at passing motorists during an anti-gun rally in front of Los Alamitos High School before the start of school on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Tired of being the ‘mass shooting generation’, these students are protesting for gun control
They call themselves the “mass shooting generation,” but that’s a moniker many teens are determined to lose. From the shores of California to Washington, D.C., students are rising up, protesting and planning a series of national demonstrations demanding gun control legislation for one simple reason. They want to live. “Every day I have a sense that something might happen, that we’re just waiting for it,” says Abigail Steinberg, a 17-year-old senior at Woodbridge High in Irvine. “It’s like we’re sitting ducks.”

Student in La Palma arrested after threatening social media post is spotted
A John F. Kennedy High School student was arrested Thursday, Feb. 22, on suspicion of using social media to make violent threats, according to authorities. The arrest of the 15-year-old boy followed an investigation that began when a La Palma school resource officer was notified of a social media post. As a precaution, police will increase patrols on Friday at John F. Kennedy High School to address questions from parents and students.


After Florida school shooting, the best thing from gun debate might be more science
Do armed guards in schools prevent school shootings? It’s a good question – and one of many that gun violence prevention researchers say they haven’t been able to conclusively answer, largely because of restrictions on federal funding.

Trump plan at odds with teacher #ArmMeWith movement
Teachers are responding to President Donald Trump’s suggestion that arming teachers would prevent more school shootings and are using the hashtag #ArmMeWith to demand better school supplies and mental health resources, not guns.


Single state agency needed to coordinate California's 'patchwork' of early childhood education programs, new report urges
California will continue to lag behind other states in providing enough child care slots and diverse preschool options for all its nearly 2.5 million children under the age of 5 until it develops a more unified system that provides affordable care and makes it easier for families to enroll. That is a key recommendation in a recent report published by the Learning Policy Institute.


Dreamy Night Benefits Local Schools
Catching Dreams, the theme of the SchoolPower annual dinner dance, grossed over $320,000 to support academics, music and the arts in Laguna Beach schools. About $185,000 of the proceeds will go towards the annual fund-a-need. This year, that goal involves the hiring of a district-wide digital library specialist as well as part-time teacher coaches, said a SchoolPower statement.

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