Acacia Middle School construction

Hemet: Acacia modernization under way

Acacia Middle School will look different when classes begin Aug. 12. The school, which opened in 1960, is getting a $27 million facelift. When work is complete in August 2015, Acacia will feature remodeled classrooms and administration offices and a… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Megan Berhard

Temecula: Student of the Year headed…

Temecula resident Megan Bernhard ended high school with a bang and now is ready to begin the next chapter of her life. The Great Oak High School graduate was named Student of the Year during her senior year and will… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Elliott Duchon

Jurupa Valley: Panel to explore schools’…

A new panel could help Jurupa schools assess its needs for new campuses and additional classroom technology. Jurupa Superintendent Elliott Duchon is proposing a Facilities and Technology Advisory Committee to examine the district’s need for new facilities, renovation of existing… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Best Best & Krieger staff fill backpacks

Inland: Law firm provides backpacks to…

Like a well-oiled assembly line, attorneys and staff recently lined up at Best Best & Krieger offices in Riverside, Ontario and elsewhere to hoist backpacks and walk down a table stacked with everything from pens, pencils, highlighters and notebooks so… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Board members Maldonado and Martinez

CVUSB member requests restraining order against…

A current member of the Coachella Valley Unified School Board asked a Riverside County judge for a restraining order against a former board member he claims is harassing him. The judge apparently rejected the request, but Manuel Jarvis Martinez, vice… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Students stand in line at Jams Corsini Elementary School

Back to school: Palm Springs area…

Although most Coachella Valley students are only two-thirds of the way through their summer vacation, about 5,600 kids on Thursday returned to eight schools that offer year-round classes — at least for now. The Palm Springs Unified School District is… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Valley View Elementary School

CVUSD delays start of school for…

The Coachella Valley Unified School District has moved the start of school back three days so teachers have more time to train with districtwide iPads. School will now start on Monday, Aug. 26. The calendar shift will allow for a… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Special ed policy approved, board handed…

Banning’s school district has opted to end paying nearly half a million dollars to the county for handling some aspects of special education services, and pay its own employees to perform those tasks instead. It required approval of waivers for… Read full article at The Record Gazette

Amistad High School

DSUSD board OKs plan to spend…

LA QUINTA — The Desert Sands Unified School Board narrowly approved a plan to spend $1.5 million on teacher stipends despite the lengthy objections of two board members. Each teacher will be paid a one-time stipend of $1,100, as negotiated… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Pineapple Penguins team photo

Building a better submersible robot

The Inland Empire’s inaugural SeaPerch Academy Summer Camp culminated with a contest July 25 at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa where children received advice, supervision and sea stories from Navy submariners and local volunteers as part of an effort to… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise