In The News

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.

STATE: Tax guns instead of arming teachers, California lawmaker…

Following the February school massacre in Parkland, Fla., California legislators responded as they often do after a mass shooting, with proposals to further tighten the state's strict gun control laws. But the killings – and a national protest movement that… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

NATIONAL: Elementary resource officer rushed to Parkland high school

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A resource officer at a Florida elementary school jumped into action Feb. 14 after hearing a colleague scream "shots fired" at a nearby high school where 17 were killed, reports released Friday said. In response… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Paid summer breaks and other common myths about…

(CNN) - As teachers in several states across the United States protest for higher pay and more funding for public education, lawmakers and onlookers are debating whether teachers deserve more money. But many of the arguments against teachers' demands are… Read full article at KESQ News

40 Bicycles Intended for Students With Perfect Attendance…

Dozens of bicycles school officials planned to give to students with perfect attendance were stolen in Riverside County, a school district said on Friday. The Moreno Valley Unified School District said a trailer of some 40 bikes were taken on… Read full article at KTLA

STATE: From public housing to college: new national pilot…

The distance from the Avalon Gardens public housing development in South Central Los Angeles to elite Smith College in western Massachusetts should be measured in more than the 2,900 miles separating them. The housing project near Watts is a cluster… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Two-thirds of California voters say education is a…

How important is K-12 public education to California voters as they choose a new governor this year? Very. And that sentiment is growing. Nearly two-thirds — 64 percent — of likely voters in a new survey called education “very important,”… Read full article at LA School Report

NATIONAL: Kentucky Governor Apologizes For Comments On Teachers’ Strike

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is apologizing for saying a teachers' strike left hundreds of thousands of children vulnerable to sexual assault and drug use. On Friday, Bevin told reporters, "I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today, a child was sexually… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: ‘I just have to do it.’ Teachers struggle…

OKLAHOMA CITY — Hundreds of thousands of American schoolteachers work second jobs to boost their income. They speak of missing time with family, struggles to complete lesson plans and nagging doubts over whether it’s worth the sacrifices to stay in… Read full article at The Washington Post

A girl playing violin and a girl playing flute play standing by piano accompanist with director

Raymond Cree Middle School’s band program celebrates 50…

Coachella is in full swing, but this local middle school's band might have been this weekend's not-to-miss musical act. Celebrating 50 years, Raymond Cree Middle School's band program hosted parents, alumni and other fans of the student musicians for its… Read full article at The Desert Sun

NATIONAL: New Research Suggests Practical Ways to Make School…

Sometimes small changes in how school districts approach policy—including how behaviors are labeled, which interventions schools are offered, and how teachers are trained to use them—can help break down the school-to-prison pipeline and put disadvantaged students on a better academic… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: After Parkland, Schools Grapple With Threats — And…

Two months ago today, a shooter killed 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. After the tragedy, threats to schools across the country rose. In the month following, there were about 70 threats to… Read full article at NPR

students in matching t-shirts compete in bean bag toss

Moreno Valley students compete in special games

About 130 students competed in a Special Olympics-like event to boost fitness and have fun. Dubbed the 2nd Annual Rally Around Fitness, Moreno Valley’s March Mountain High School offered a menu of sports. After an opening ceremony, youths faced off… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

teacher supervises student working with equipment outside on school campus

Amazon donates $10,000 to Corona school’s STEM and…

Amazon celebrated National Robotics Week by donating $10,000 on Friday, April 13, to support the STEM and robotics program at Corona’s Raney Intermediate School. They also gave items including mechatronics and programming kits, aluminum structure kits, storage racks for robotics… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise