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.

Parents raise concerns over east valley elementary school…

COACHELLA, Calif. - A mother is raising concern over the behavior of a teacher at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Coachella. Cristina Rodriguez said her daughter who is a 4th grader at the school felt unsafe due to the teacher's… Read full article at KESQ News

STATE: L.A. County to investigate public school system’s enrollment…

Los Angeles County education officials have launched an investigation into fiscal and legal questions surrounding a small public school district that has been enrolling Catholic school students. The inquiry centers on the Lennox Virtual Academy, an online school operated by… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: At Corona del Mar Middle School, kids can’t…

Corona del Mar Middle School Principal Rebecca Gogel stood a few feet from a paper sign proclaiming no cellphone use when she saw a boy, head down, tapping away on his phone during Wednesday’s lunch break. At other middle and… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Regular Public School Teachers Miss More School Than…

Teachers in traditional public schools are much more likely than teachers in charter schools to miss more than 10 days of work, according to a new report from a right-leaning think tank. About 28 percent of teachers in traditional public… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Not Everyone Likes Their State’s ESSA Plan. Here’s…

This week, I wrote about the political havoc the Every Student Succeeds Act has caused between state and local leaders over the course of the last two years. Governors in some states have refused to sign off on plans, legislatures… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Miami Fourth-Graders Write About Their Experiences With Hurricanes

When the fourth-graders in Mrs. Marlem Diaz-Brown's class returned to school on Monday, they were tasked with writing their first essay of the year. The topic was familiar: Hurricane Irma. By the time I visited, they had worked out their… Read full article at NPR

Valley career fair to high school students: Think…

As high school students look to the future, the question they ask is, “What’s Next”? The answer is to “Think Big!” It was that question and answer that prompted the creators of the Coachella Valley Regional College and Career Fair… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Desert Glow to spotlight classroom grants Oct. 7

The Foundation for the Palm Springs Unified School District, in partnership with the city of Cathedral City, is pulling out all the stops on Desert Glow Fest 2017 set for Saturday, Oct. 7. It will be an all-evening dance party… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Historical Association donates history books to Harvest Hill

The Menifee Valley Historical Association recently donated 20 copies of a book about the area's history to Harvest Hill STEAM Academy, the newest elementary school in the Menifee Union School District. The book was co-authored by Elinor Martin and Betty… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

Attorney appointed to Hemet school board

Rob Davis is the newest Hemet school board member. He was appointed by a 4-2 vote of trustees Tuesday, Sept. 19, to serve the rest of the term vacated by Joe Wojcik, who resigned after moving out of the district.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: CSU faculty rebels against changes in remedial and…

The California State University faculty is rebelling against recently announced changes in remedial education and math requirements at the 23-campus system and wants delays of at least a year. So far the university’s administration shows no indication of slowing down.… Read full article at source

STATE: California college students continue to borrow less than…

Many graduates of California’s colleges may be anxious about paying off student loans but a new study shows that they actually finish school with some of the lowest average debt in the nation. Only two other states showed smaller student… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Stanford’s Carol Dweck wins new $3.8 million prize…

A Stanford University researcher is among two inaugural winners of the biggest prize in education circles, receiving nearly $4 million for her research on the ability to learn. Carol Dweck, a psychology professor, was named as one of two Yidan… Read full article at SF GATE