STATE: LAUSD teachers will decide this month…

Since 2015, nearly 10,000 fewer students are playing 11-man high school football in California, according to the latest CIF participation survey released on Wednesday. For the third consecutive year, there was a decline in football participation even though sports participation… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Hemet Unified is asking voters to…

Voters living within the Hemet Unified School District boundaries will be asked in November to approve a $150 million bond measure to upgrade facilities. The bond won’t add additional charges to their tax bill, Superintendent Christi Barrett said. Instead, it… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

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Riverside County veterans can still apply…

People who missed high school graduation because they were serving in the military are being sought for a program that bestows diplomas on Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard veterans from World War II and the Korean and… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

As the criminal justice reform movement…

If a child comes to the Larson Justice Center in Indio, it’s usually because something has gone wrong for them or someone they know. And research shows that, for children who come to the courts and leave with a sentence,… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Cranston Fire: Idyllwild Arts Academy’s summer…

In the aftermath of the Cranston Fire that scorched more than 13,000 acres near Idyllwild, the remainder of the Idyllwild Arts Academy's summer program and this weekend's student performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles have been… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Here’s where parents can get free…

While some schools across the Coachella Valley will give away backpacks, supplies and uniforms to students who need them, several organizations also are providing free backpacks, pens, pencils, stationery, crayons and calculators, depending on a student's grade level. Parents should… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Desert Theatre League names nominees for…

Three community theater companies featuring professional and non-professional artists lead the long list of Desert Theatre League nominations announced this week. Tickets went on sale Wednesday, Aug. 1, for the DTL’s annual Desert Stars Awards ceremony honoring the best stage… Read full article at The Desert Sun

HUSD summer school learning programs increase…

The Hemet Unified School District governing board had some good news, but for the 1,695 students who attended summer school it was even better news, with many now able to graduate with their classmates. The HUSD board received a good… Read full article at The Valley News

TVUSD approves salary increases for administrators

The Temecula Valley Unified School District Governing Board approved several salary increases and position alterations July 17, in accordance with the TVUSD district salary schedule. Effective since July 1, administrative workers such as the District Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent of Human… Read full article at The Valley News

STATE: Science teachers launch rockets at JPL

About 70 educators, including some from as far away as Georgia, attended a sold-out educator workshop at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge Saturday morning to learn about rockets and engineering. Led by Brandon Rodriguez, an educator professional… Read full article at Los Angeles Times