Ryan Stewart during wrestling match

‘I had a chance to prove…

Warming up, Ryan Stewart, 16, jumps vertically in his thin-soled wrestling shoes. He strips his warm-up sweats down to his blue and gold singlet. He slips the headgear over his ears. In a minute or two, he’ll step onto the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Giselle Tongi & Marie Rosario

Roosevelt High grad to be on…

EASTVALE - Marie Rosario, a graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, was chosen as an Outstanding Filipino American Senior Student by the Alpha Phi Omega Greater Los Angeles Alumni Association. She will be honored on the TV show… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Joe Nuñez

STATE: Teacher tenure, taxes on union executive’s…

The walls of Joe Nuñez’s second-floor office, a stone’s throw from the state Capitol, bear reprints of fruit- and vegetable-crate labels from California farms, colorful reminders of his humble roots as the son of south-state farmworkers. Now, as the first… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

Debra Sacks

Debra Sacks receives statewide award

Debra Sacks, student programs and services administrator at the Riverside County Office of Education, has been named 2014 Continuation/Educational Options Administrator of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators. With other ACSA Administrators of the Year, she recently… Read full article at The Friday Flyer

Aimee Ruiz

STATE: UC’s enrollment guarantee gives students an…

Aimee Ruiz was panicked. The four UC campuses she applied to had rejected her. Two private colleges had accepted her but not offered enough financial aid. She considered taking a year off school to work and save money. Then UC… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

La Sierra University business students with donations

La Sierra University class fulfills pledge

With “oohs” and “aahs” like it was Christmas morning, dozens of students at Stokoe Elementary School in Riverside stretched to view the colorful stacks of games, art supplies, school supplies and sporting goods filling their school’s stage. The bounty, intended… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Cathedral City Elementary recess

Reinvented recess reinvigorates Palm Springs students

When Matiana Rosales was asked to coach Cathedral City Elementary School recess, the task looked daunting. Then a school supervision aide, she was all too familiar with the flood of conflicts that arose in an environment far less structured than… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Professor Dave McCament

STATE: ‘Game changer’: 4-year degrees from some…

Steve Crawford recently graduated from the mortuary science program at Cypress College in Orange County. If he passes state tests, he could get a job in a coroner's office, which was once his dream job. But Crawford has decided he… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

LEUSD classroom

School boundary changes probable

Attendance boundaries for a number of campuses in the Lake Elsinore Unified School District would be altered in the coming months if proposed changes are ultimately accepted by board members. A committee formed by the district to study school boundaries… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise