West Valley welcomes freshmen

High School can be scary when you first arrive; whether it’s busy work, bullies, braces or other business, it can seem overwhelming. The best high schools do their part to help take the edge off of all that. West Valley… Read full article at The Valley Chronicle

Sexual abuse conviction upheld for Palm…

An appeals court today upheld the conviction of a former Palm Springs High School teacher who sexually assaulted a young boy over the course of several years and tried to seduce two of his students with games and other favors.… Read full article at KESQ News

Mobile app aims to prevent student…

Thousand Palms, Calif. - - The deaths of four students by suicide in Rancho Cucamonga school districts have brought increased attention to the importance of student mental health awareness as many children head back to school. SafeHouse of the Desert… Read full article at KESQ News

College of the Desert students get…

If you're a College of the Desert student, you can look forward to riding buses across the Coachella Valley for free. Yes, for free. For the next three years. The SunLine Transit Agency will launch its Haul Pass Program on… Read full article at The Desert Sun

DSUSD kicks off new school year

INDIO, Calif. - Starting Thursday all students attending public schools in the Coachella Valley will be back in class as it marks the first day of school for the Desert Sands Unified School District. DSUSD has 20 elementary schools, seven… Read full article at KESQ News

Rancho California Water District installs refillable…

As students from Temecula Valley Unified School District returned to school Wednesday, Aug. 15, they may have noticed some new additions to the school water fountains. Rancho California Water District announced in July their community initiative to install water bottle… Read full article at The Valley News

4 Rancho Cucamonga students have committed…

Three Rancho Cucamonga high school students and an elementary student have committed suicide since returning to school this month, officials have confirmed. In an email to families Tuesday, Aug. 21, Chaffey Joint Union High School District Superintendent Mat Holton said… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Survey: Fewer California teens use marijuana…

Marijuana use among California students dropped in recent years, even as laws legalizing the drug for adults 21 and older started to kick in, according to the latest state-commissioned California Healthy Kids Survey. One possible reason is that students told… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise