Bernice Solice Parent of Mecca Elementary Students speaking on Channel 3 News

Two Mecca elementary schools respond to…

MECCA, Calif. - The Riverside County Department of Environmental Health released a chemical warning impacting two schools in the east valley. It's all due to a brush fire at the intersection of Avenue 64 and Dale Kiler Road, which burned… Read full article at KESQ News

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Sisters, others honored in financial literacy…

Several students were honored as part of the 11th annual Credit.org 2017 Financial Literacy Poster Contest at an award ceremony at the Mission Inn in Riverside. In the high school category, first place and second place went to sisters, and… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Retired educator, longtime resident joins Jurupa…

A longtime Jurupa Valley resident and retired educator has joined the Jurupa Community Services District board. Betty Folsom, who once worked for the Riverside County Office of Education, has lived in the Indian Hills area of Jurupa Valley since 1971.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

1,800 middle school athletes compete in…

More than 50 teams and 1,800 athletes ranging from third to eighth grade competed in the inaugural California Middle School Cross Country Championships in Riverside. Teams from around the state competed. The fastest time of the day was 10:58.4 for… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Group awards $40,000 in scholarships to…

Eleven medical students received a total of 40,000 in scholarships thanks to the Riverside County Medical Association with financial support from the local medical community. The winners are Kristin Coleman-Woodson, Ashlee Erskine, Aron Munson, Mark Hilado, Phung Vo, Veronica Scott,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Riverside’s King High band going to…

In his more than three decades as a band teacher, Charles Gray has traveled the world with his students as they performed in Spain, France, Germany and England. He spent countless days, nights and weekends preparing for field shows, competitions… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: State board’s next challenge: how to…

Busloads of high school students and parents from organizations statewide have trekked to State Board of Education meetings for two years, clamoring for changes they believe will improve school climate. In moving testimony, students described schools where they feel disconnected,… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Weak high school prep, poor counseling…

Despite calls for more students to earn a college degree, a new study says most California 9th- graders will never achieve it. While nearly two-thirds of today’s ninth graders are expected to enter a two or four-year college, a combination… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California Schools Tackle Achievement Gaps of…

Latino students make up a third of California's higher education student population — a million students in total. Another 3.3 million Latino students attend the state's K-12 public schools, exceeding the total student populations for every other state except Texas.… Read full article at The Journal

STATE: LAPD launches paid training program for…

Eric Estrada is eagerly awaiting the day that he’ll be old enough to apply to become a Los Angeles police officer. In the meantime, the 20-year-old Pacoima resident is one of more than two dozen high school graduates who will… Read full article at Los Angeles Daily News