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.

NATIONAL: 3 STEM Insights for U.S. Teens From International…

A robotics competition brought together high schoolers from more than 150 counties to Washington last week. The event, organized by nonprofit FIRST Global, aimed to bring young students together to develop their STEM – science, technology, engineering and math –… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: Fierce Debate Over Sign-Language Use by Some Deaf…

New research is stirring fierce debate over the use of sign language among young deaf children who use surgical implants that create a sense of sound. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, suggests that the long-term use of sign… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Betsy DeVos Is a K-12 Advocate. So Why…

New research is stirring fierce debate over the use of sign language among young deaf children who use surgical implants that create a sense of sound. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, suggests that the long-term use of sign… Read full article at Education Week

Two Cathedral City roads are being paved, and…

If you thought it was bad whenever roadwork caused traffic delays, some Cathedral City residents may laugh in your face. The city announced it was launching a paving project on McCallum Way,a one-mile stretch between Landau Boulevard and Date Palm… Read full article at The Desert Sun

STATE: New class leads to big gains in number…

Educators were cheering over newly released results from the College Board showing significant increases in the number of females, Latino and African-American students who took either the Advanced Placement computer science exam or the new computer science principles exam this… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Man with knife shot by school police near…

Los Angeles Unified School District police officers shot and wounded a man holding a knife early Saturday morning near Esperanza Elementary School in Westlake, authorities said. The shooting occurred at 2:45 a.m. in the 600 block of South Union Avenue,… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Senior L.A. Unified official tapped to lead Inglewood…

The state has picked a senior Los Angeles schools administrator, Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, to lead the troubled Inglewood Unified School District. The Inglewood school system, which is located just east of Los Angeles International Airport, has long struggled… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Hundreds of Teachers Brave the Heat to Protest…

On a sweltering summer day here, about 200 teachers and other public school supporters gathered at the Washington Monument to protest the Trump administration's education policy agenda, including $9.2 billion in proposed funding cuts. "We want equitable public education, we… Read full article at Education Week

Youngers in Big Brothers, Big Sisters will get…

Youth in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Inland Empire program can now look forward to help from their mentors throughout their college years. Traditionally, the Big Brothers Big Sisters program has served children ages 6-16, matching them with mentors based… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Southwest county Young Professionals Network gives back

RIVERSIDE – The Young Professionals Network for southwest Riverside County is again participating in a service project for the California Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network Month of Giving in 2017. This project will be the committee’s second annual Helping… Read full article at The Valley News

STATE: 30 years after landmark legislation, schools still struggle…

It's been three decades since, recognizing the unique needs of homeless students, Congress passed a law requiring school districts to identify and meet the needs of homeless students. Since the McKinney-Vento Act passed in July of 1987, school districts have… Read full article at KPCC