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.

Two woman hold oversized sign for Food Drive

Santa Rosa food drive supports Community Cupboard

The Menifee Valley Community Cupboard helps hundreds of families in the Menifee area. It provides essentials for many families. Two weeks ago, Santa Rosa Academy held a three-day food drive to help contribute to this organization. With a goal of… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

STATE: Here’s how California campuses are fixing the problem…

Five years after California lawmakers directed the state’s public colleges and universities to bring down college textbook costs, campuses are reporting millions of dollars in savings. The California State University system has saved students over $36 million in the last… Read full article at KPCC

NATIONAL: Florida teen charged with 17 counts of premeditated…

Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was charged Thursday with 17 counts of premeditated murder as yet another community grappled with grief and horror in the aftermath of a school gun rampage, the deadliest in more than five years. With new… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Florida Shooting: Superintendent Has ‘No Words That Can…

Robert Runcie, the superintendent in Broward County, Fla., had just finished a big celebration—handing the keys of a new Toyota Camry to his school district's teacher of the year—when the barrage of urgent text messages started. There are multiple reports… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Is There Any Way For Schools To Prevent…

Could anyone have stopped this? That's one of the biggest questions for schools and educators as the nation takes in the facts of the shooting in Parkland, Fla., that has left 17 dead and 23 injured. While the U.S. remains… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: Who’s Missing From America’s Colleges? Rural High School…

When Dustin Gordon's high school invited juniors and seniors to meet with recruiters from colleges and universities, a handful of students showed up. A few were serious about the prospect of continuing their educations, he said. "But I think some… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: Grandmother foils alleged school shooting plot in Washington…

SEATTLE — An 18-year-old was arrested Tuesday after a journal was found detailing plans to shoot his classmates at a high school in Everett, Wash. According to the Everett Police Department, the 18-year-old’s grandmother called 911 Tuesday morning after finding… Read full article at USA Today

STATE: Substance That Sickened 10 Students at SF’s James…

At least 10 students at San Francisco's James Lick Middle School were treated by emergency crews after they ingested an unknown substance, which school district officials now suspect was cannabis. In a statement Wednesday, San Francisco Unified School District officials… Read full article at NBC News

NATIONAL: Another week, another school shooting

Until Wednesday, there had been one fatal shooting at U.S. schools this year, the Jan. 23 killing of two students at Marshall County High School in Kentucky. That was before a gunman opened fire inside classrooms at Marjory Stoneman Douglas… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: DeVos donates salary to education, special needs charities

WASHINGTON — A spokeswoman says Education Secretary DeVos will donate her nearly $200,000 salary to four charities focusing on education and special needs. Department spokeswoman Liz Hill said in a statement Wednesday that DeVos’ one-year salary of $199,700 will be… Read full article at The Washington Post

PVUSD sees districtwide attendance improvement

It’s not everyday that every school in the Palo Verde Unified School District is able to meet their monthly 95 percent goal of having perfect attendance. However, as stated at last Tuesday night’s board meeting by the Director of Business… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

Cal State San Bernardino received $1.1 million in…

Cal State San Bernardino wants more students to receive bachelor’s degrees, and the College Futures Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation have provided $1.1 million to help make that happen. The two 24-month grants, which together add up to $1.1… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Palm Springs Unified School District opens one-stop shop…

On Tuesday, Palm Springs Unified School District opened its one-stop shop for kindergarten enrollment. For the third year in a row, the centralized enrollment center will allow parents to submit all the paperwork for their children starting school in the… Read full article at The Desert Sun