Paper Clips

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: California students and athletes hit by new travel…

UC Davis senior Acacia Keith was excited to present her research on the anti-abortion movement at what would have been her first national conference this spring. The Council on Undergraduate Research conference, which showcases work by more than 3,000 undergraduates,… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: When School Doesn’t Seem Fair, Students May Suffer…

When students believe schools are unfair places, their loss of trust can lead to a lack of engagement that affects them for years, researchers say. Students who perceive a lack of justice or disparate treatment for certain racial groups may… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Jill Biden to Be Named Board Chair of…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jill Biden, educator and wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, is going to be named board chair of Save the Children. The former second lady, who still teaches English at Northern Virginia Community College, said… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: Hidden dropouts: How schools game the system by…

Tucked among posh gated communities and meticulously landscaped shopping centers, Olympia High School in Orlando offers more than two dozen Advanced Placement courses, even more afterschool clubs, and an array of sports from bowling to water polo. U.S. News and… Read full article at USA Today

Sheriff officer talks to group of students outside

Teachers from Jurupa Valley’s Rubidoux High on leave…

Six Rubidoux High School educators are on paid leave as officials investigate social media posts that many said disparaged students who skipped school Thursday for the national “A Day Without Immigrants” boycott. Angered by the Facebook messages, about 150 students… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

CVUSD asks for community input in superintendent search

School officials want parents and community members in Coachella Valley Unified School District to provide input on what leadership qualities are important to them in a superintendent. The district will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 5:30… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Crowds Attend President’s Day Parade in Indio

INDIO, Calif. - The sounds of marching bands filled the streets of downtown Indio Monday as part of the President's Day Grand Parade. Approximately 80 participants marched down the streets in celebration of the Riverside County Fair and National Date… Read full article at KESQ News

La Quinta Arts Festival returns Mar 2-5

LA QUINTA, Calif. - The 2017 La Quinta Arts Festival returns to La Quinta's Civic Center Campus March 2-5 for 35th anniversary celebration. The event is in it's 35th consecutive year, bringing art lovers and collectors out for the ultimate… Read full article at KESQ News

Banning to sell $25.5 million in bonds for…

Banning Unified School District trustees have authorized the sale of $25.5 million in bonds to finance construction of new facilities at Banning High School. Mark Farrell with Dale Scott and Company, the district's financial advisors, told trustees last week the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

CSUSB Palm Desert plans 30th anniversary celebration

The Palm Desert campus of California State University, San Bernardino will celebrate its 30th anniversary Feb. 21-23 with a series of events designed to highlight the campus' history and explore its plans for the future. The three-day celebration will include… Read full article at The Desert Sun

STATE: Teachers eye potential of virtual reality to enhance…

If you can’t afford a field trip to the International Space Station, donning a boxy black headset might be the next best thing. To take advantage of the latest in 3-D technology, teachers are increasingly expressing interest in using virtual… Read full article at EdSource

Murrieta Chamber recognizes January Students of the Month

MURRIETA – The Murrieta Chamber of Commerce High School Student of the Month Program was held Jan. 19 to recognize six outstanding high school students. Katelyn Ashworth of Calvary Murrieta Christian High School, Madison Nunley of Vista Murrieta High School,… Read full article at The Valley News

band members in uniform walk in line

Leading the Pack

Theodore Mills, a senior at Banning High, puts his love of band and science at the forefront of his high school experience. In recognition of his achievements musically and academically, Mills, who holds a 3.98 GPA, was awarded Student of… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: What’s it like to hear the L.A. Phil…

Conductor Christopher Rountree stands illuminated by a spotlight on the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage. He takes a soothing breath and encourages the 2,100 middle school students seated before him to help perform John Cage’s seminal composition, “4’33”,” which requires… Read full article at Los Angeles Times