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Big Win Celebrated By Beaumont Students…

BEAUMONT, CA — A group of middle-schoolers were honored this week by Beaumont Unified School District for their recent win at a robotics competition. The San Gorgonio Middle School 'Robotic Ponies' received top honors for their research. The group of… Read full article at Patch.com

NATIONAL: Poverty, segregation persist in U.S. schools,…

WASHINGTON — Too often, low-income, black and Latino students end up in schools with crumbling walls, old textbooks and unqualified teachers, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The commission said inequities are caused… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special…

For years, Texas education officials illegally led schools across the state to deny therapy, tutoring and counseling to tens of thousands of children with disabilities, the federal government said Thursday. In a letter to the Texas Education Agency, which oversees… Read full article at The New York Times

NATIONAL: School board gets death threats after…

LAFAYETTE, La. — A day after a Louisiana teacher was handcuffed and forcibly removed from a school board meeting for questioning the superintendent's pay raise, the school board received death threats, the board president said Tuesday. On Monday, the Vermilion… Read full article at The Desert Sun

NATIONAL: Influx of Puerto Rico students strains…

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As families continue arriving from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, advocates on Wednesday called for more help meeting the needs of thousands of displaced people, including students, who have found shelter in Connecticut's biggest cities. Schools in many… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: A School’s Way To Fight Phones…

Any teacher will tell you, class has never been the same since kids stated coming to school with cellphones. Ancient Roman history will pretty much never win the day when competing with Snapchat and Instagram. And sneaky as kids think… Read full article at NPR

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Arm transplant recipient’s journey inspires youths…

A word used repeatedly by students who on Tuesday saw “Stumped,” a documentary tracing the journey of Will Lautzenheiser, who becomes a stand-up comic and a candidate for a pioneering double-arm transplant after having both legs and arms amputated after… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Valley Voice: PS Concerts has long…

In the winter of 1958, a unique musical organization called the Palm Springs Community Concert Association came to the Coachella Valley, ushering in more than a half-century of concerts at affordable prices. Now called “PS Concerts,” the nonprofit group still… Read full article at The Desert Sun

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New school name to honor area’s…

Local residents know it is fairly common for schools in the Menifee Union School District to be named after historical figures in the area. Chester Morrison, Kallie Kirkpatrick, Hans Christensen and Herk Bouris were all pioneers from the 1800s and… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

John and Jayla sit at student desks smiling

Alternative education students expand their horizons…

RIVERSIDE – Jayla Terry works for a nonprofit organization serving thousands of needy Riverside County residents. John Calvario provides support for the Riverside mayor’s office working with community outreach programs. Both high school students have been given a chance to… Read full article at The Valley News