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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.

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Winners Emerge at Changing Lives Showcase

Moreno Valley>> On Saturday, May 13, 2017 Music Changing Lives, (MCL) hosted a spectacular evening of student performances at the 6th annual Changing Lives Showcase! The Showcase was held at the Moreno Valley Conference Center and featured talented students from… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

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Regional Learning Center Helps put a Fresh Face…

Moreno Valley>> Incarcerated six times as a teenager, Betty Gibbel Regional Learning Center student will be featured speaker at inaugural Riverside County Top Scholar event and graduation. Javier Valenzuela Sanchez recalls skipping out on class as early as elementary school.… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

NATIONAL: Girls Who Code founder: ‘Brown girls can do…

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - White men do not have a monopoly on good ideas, says Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani. In a commencement speech at Harvard Graduate School of Education on Wednesday, Saujani remarked that while white men may… Read full article at KESQ News

NATIONAL: At 43, Goodwill Helped Her Get A High…

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - White men do not have a monopoly on good ideas, says Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani. In a commencement speech at Harvard Graduate School of Education on Wednesday, Saujani remarked that while white men may… Read full article at KESQ News

Perris schoolchildren learn how their garden grows

Eastern Municipal Water District and Val Verde Unified School District will mark the completion of a drought-tolerant demonstration garden at Columbia Elementary School on Thursday, May 25. The garden, which was planted and will be maintained by Columbia students, was… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

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Digicom X concludes month of student film festival…

DIGICOM, the valley-wide program dedicated to digital storytelling, concluded a month of film festivals Wednesday by screening a documentary about a program dedicated to musical performance. DIGICOM X, presented in the Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Controversial final exam asks some COD students about…

PALM DESERT, Calif. - Some English 61 students at College of the Desert discovered a question they didn't expect on their final exam. "He may not find it discriminating but I find it discriminating. I find it personally hurtful for… Read full article at KESQ News

three teachers hold Common Sense Education, Certified School Digital Citizenship 2016-2017 banner with cheering elementary students behind them

Rainbow Ridge Elementary School Recognized

Moreno Valley>> Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Rainbow Ridge Elementary School as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship. This is the… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

PVUSD to host free lunch and summer school

With the school year ending in just nine days, the Palo Verde Unified School District will be offering summer school again this year, to help students get caught up on school credits and to advance in their coursework. Beginning on… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

Three students wear bright skirts and white blouses with bright flowers in their hair

Ruth Brown’s Multi-Cultural Fest

The school grounds were overflowing with games, excited students and proud parents who took pictures and videoed their children singing and dancing at Ruth Brown’s Multi-Cultural Festival. On Wednesday, faculty and staff, along with high school students persuaded smaller children… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

Aurora wearing a corsage

Yellow Jacket standout, Aurora Bell

Just like the root word of her name, in the presence of Aurora Bell the atmosphere around her is an ethereal ambience. You’ll smile and appreciate how deeply moved, she is when it comes to socio-economic problems and the heart… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

Hector poses with parents and educators

PVUSD’s May Student of the Month

On Tuesday, May 16, Hector Dominguez was the only student honored at the Palo Verde Unified School District as the May student of the month. Dominguez was introduced to the board and the meeting’s attendees by Karina De La Pena,… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

STATE: Bill would help California schools teach about ‘fake…

Spurred by the rise of so-called “fake news” and its impact on elections, a Santa Barbara state senator has introduced a bill that would encourage California’s K-12 schools to teach students to be skeptical, informed news consumers. Authored by State… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Newport-Mesa approves new math materials for K-5, but…

New math materials will replace Swun Math by next school year for kindergartners through fifth-graders in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, but sixth-graders will continue to use the current program, which teachers and parents have complained is filled with errors.… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Search begins for new San Diego State president…

California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White has appointed Sally Roush the new interim president of San Diego State, marking the first time that women outnumber men as campus presidents in the nation’s largest public university system. Once Roush takes… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Election aftermath: Don’t expect to see big increases…

Despite a successful push by charter school advocates to win a majority of seats on the Los Angeles Unified school board, it’s is unlikely that there will be a major expansion of charter schools in the state’s largest school district… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: A million Latino kids are eligible for subsidized…

A relatively small number of the California children eligible for subsidized childcare are enrolling – but among Latino and Asian families, the share of eligible kids receiving childcare is even tinier. More than a million Latino children in California are… Read full article at KPCC