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The following collection of education related articles gleaned from local and national newspapers is provided to educators as a service of the Riverside County Office of Education.

How teens examined health care jobs

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Bandaging wounds, administering IVs, taking pulse rates, listing through stethoscopes, engaging in nasal gastric intubation -- those were a few among many health occupation skills several dozen Val Verde High students learned at Mt. San Jacinto’s Menifee campus Thursday, Jan.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Jurupa Unified welcomes new adult school program

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Jurupa Unified School District officials formally welcomed a new medical assistant clinical program Tuesday, Jan. 10. The district held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Jurupa Adult School, 4041 Pacific Ave., Jurupa Valley, to promote the classes that began in the fall.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Safety concerns prompt relocation of La Familia High…

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Students and staff at La Familia High School will be temporarily relocated to the Coachella Valley High School campus in February due to safety concerns involving a construction project next to the school. District officials began receiving complaints from La… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Funding available for new school, though alternative financing…

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Beaumont Unified School District has enough money to build the new elementary school in Beaumont, but should still be looking at different funding resources for future projects, the school board learned Tuesday during a study session on facilities funding. Benjamin… Read full article at Record Gazette

For the new year, new laws to consider

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As of Jan. 1, students who are caught cyberbullying can be expelled for bullying others through video or sexting. Bathrooms in public buildings with a single toilet must be designated gender neutral. And, smoking e-cigarettes is now illegal when done… Read full article at Record Gazette

CSU faculty: Underfunding the schools betrays current students

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The California Faculty Association issued a report on Thursday making the case that in a span of 30 years, the state has underfunded public higher education, even as the state’s largest university system enrolled more underrepresented students. “As the student… Read full article at KPCC

Can’t tell if it’s fake news or the…

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Here’s something that absolutely, undeniably, 100 percent happened: California lawmakers introduced legislation to help students become more media literate. Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, and Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, on Wednesday both announced bills that would direct a state curriculum… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

Former La Cañada principal details maternity bias allegations…

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Attorneys representing former school administrator Christine Castillo in a gender discrimination lawsuit against La Cañada Unified School District are demanding a formal apology from Supt. Wendy Sinnette and calling on the district to create a maternity leave policy for administrators.… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Sacramento State student paper wins fight to stay…

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Sacramento State’s student-run newspaper will stay on the main campus while its current office is renovated, avoiding a scenario in which staff would have been relocated a mile away, to the other side of Highway 50. The State Hornet this… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee