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Wednesday, February 28, 2018


LA County supervisors seek to expand program that aims to reduce school shootings
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to pursue expansion of a program designed to head off school shootings after seeing a surge this week in the number of interventions.


Applications for California grants to undocumented college students lag as officials encourage more
With a March 2 deadline looming, California education officials are once again urging undocumented students to overcome any fears and to apply for the special state aid that helps cover their college tuition. As of Tuesday, Feb. 27, the total number of applicants for the California Dream Act grants was 25,656, which was 491 more than the same day last year. But another 10,476 applications must be filed by midnight Friday to match the deadline numbers from 2017.


Ed. Coalition seeks more money for schools
The powerful if not also tenuous alliance of school employees and district management have called on lawmakers to improve on Gov. Jerry Brown’s education budget that would still leave per-student spending near the bottom nationally. The Education Coalition, which includes the California Teachers Association as well as the association of California School Administrators and the California School Boards Association, in general supports the governor’s budget plan that will provide $4.6 billion more to schools next year than in 2017.

Productive high schoolers still achieving later in life
Being a responsible student in high school and having good reading and writing skills usually translates into good grades, but new research shows those qualities can also predict educational and professional success decades later. Regardless of IQ, socioeconomic status or other personality factors, a new study published by the American Psychological Association found that being a responsible, motivated and achievement-striving student led to positive outcomes up to 50 years after high school.


How to get teenagers to vote when they turn 18? Lawmakers think DMV may be the answer
Any eligible 16- or 17-year-old who gets a California driver's license or state ID card at the DMV will automatically become pre-registered to vote under a measure signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. Starting in January 2019, qualified teenagers of that age who are pre-registered will then be ready to vote when they turn 18 without additional paperwork.

Union representing 30,000 LAUSD janitors, aides, clerks and others begins talking 'strike'
Contract talks have stalled between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the labor union representing more than 30,000 bus drivers, teachers aides, clerical workers, custodians and other "classified" employees in the school system, union leaders said Monday. Sensing the two sides are making little progress toward a new contract, leaders of the Service Employees International Union Local 99 announced they will take one step closer to a strike over the next month.


O.C. students honing teamwork, problem-solving, communication skills in new e-sports league
All the action took place inside a computer lab at the El Dorado High School campus in Placentia. The battlefield was the virtual reality world of the massively popular online game League of Legends, filled with elves, orcs and other mythical creatures. The combat tools used by the team were keyboards, mice, headsets and high-definition monitors. These five students make up El Dorado High’s e-sports team, one of 38 that are competing as part of the inaugural Orange County High School Esports League, which launched in January.

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