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Local school wins $500 for youth…

COACHELLA, Calif. - Cesar Chavez Elementary School won the December One Class At A Time Award for its youth mariachi program. It's an after school program at the school lead by Mrs. Maria Hassan. While they have costumes and some… Read full article at KESQ News

Outdoor concert, fireworks on Thursday in…

If anything might appeal to young folks, it's an outdoor concert with performances by two local bands that have performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, accompanied by a pyrotechnics show. The free concert on Thursday featuring the… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Why Hemet’s District Closet is a…

The term “win-win situation” can be cliched, but the Hemet Unified School District has come up with a program that truly benefits people on both sides. The District Closet debuted this week, offering the opportunity for students and families in… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Former Riverside assistant coach pleads not…

RIVERSIDE — A former high school assistant football coach from Riverside accused of having sexual relations with a student and harassing other girls on social media pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony and misdemeanor charges. Windell Jerome Thompson, 21, was… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Alvord schools’ interim superintendent is a…

Alvord schools have a new boss for the rest of the school year: Lou Obermeyer, a former district teacher and principal who went on to lead school systems in other counties. Obermeyer was unanimously appointed as the Alvord Unified School… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Hamilton High hosts 6th annual mock…

The annual event is part of HUSD commitment to prepare students for college or career Students enrolled in the Career Technical Education (CTE) program at Hamilton High School took part in mock job interviews on Nov. 16. The annual event… Read full article at The Valley Chronicle

STATE: California school district targets underlying issues…

An an early fall evening, hundreds of students, ranging from 1st-graders to high school seniors, filed onto the stage of a cavernous auditorium at a San Francisco Bay Area high school. One by one, they marched to the microphone to… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Hacienda La Puente district ordered to…

A high school student who was drawn into a sexual relationship with her teacher won a $2.8-million judgment Thursday against the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. A Los Angeles Superior Court jury found that the "negligent supervision" of Los… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Puppy power summoned to help LCHS…

The power of a puppy is nothing to sniff at. Snoopy creator Charles Schulz wrote in a 1962 book that “Happiness is a warm puppy,” and on Friday students at La Cañada High School took that philosophy for a test… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Family, classmates honor New Mexico school…

FARMINGTON, N.M. — Hundreds of people gathered Friday to celebrate the life of a 17-year-old boy killed in a shooting rampage earlier this month at a New Mexico high school in the small northern city of Aztec. Family, friends and… Read full article at The Washington Post