STATE: California braces for deluge of child-sex-assault…

SAN DIEGO — Matt Smyth’s secret was revealed his senior year of high school with a knock on the front door of his family’s home in Fallbrook, Calif. Two plainclothes sheriff’s detectives were investigating reports that Smyth’s former assistant scoutmaster… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

CVUSD announces it will close all…

Coachella Valley Unified School District officials on Sunday announced all schools will remain closed Monday because of the Thermal dump fire that has continued to billow smoke and reduce air quality. A smoke advisory from the South Coast Air Quality… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Safety issues are sending Indio students…

Anyone living or working near Old Town La Quinta should prepare for a little more traffic than usual beginning Monday. More students — about 500, to be exact — will begin classes at John Adams Early Childhood Learning Center at… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Hackers hit San Bernardino school district…

Hackers infected servers used by the San Bernardino City Unified School District with ransomware, locking faculty and staff out of their e-mails over the weekend and forcing classes to proceed without Wi-Fi and other tech-based tools beginning Monday, Oct. 21.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Founder and CEO of embattled Inspire…

SAN DIEGO — The founder and Chief Executive of the embattled Inspire charter school network has resigned, Inspire officials have announced. The resignation of Herbert “Nick” Nichols on Friday comes after seven county superintendents, including those from Los Angeles and… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Beaumont school district plans to expand…

The Beaumont school district will concentrate on plans to expand the current Beaumont High School site rather than explore the possibility of constructing a second high school. The board held a special study session on Sept. 24 before its regular… Read full article at Record Gazette

All Coachella Valley Unified schools will…

All schools in the Coachella Valley Unified School District will be closed Friday and the Victory Bell game will be moved to Indio, a day after 25 students were sickened and four schools were shut down due to the fumes… Read full article at The Desert Sun

US Rep. Raul Ruiz to tour…

U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz will tour the burning Thermal dump on Sunday, nearly a week after it caught fire and emitted noxious fumes that sickened more than two dozen students and teachers at nearby schools, prompting the Coachella Valley Unified… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Highlighting student successes, contests this weekend

Horizon of Lights, a nonprofit, student-run business operated out of Darlene Purcell’s classroom at New Horizons High School celebrated five years of success last Thursday. The students in the Horizon of Lights program handcraft eco-friendly shampoo bars, soaps, and soy… Read full article at Record Gazette

Broncos Band did some bustin’ at…

For a high school band — perhaps any kind of band, for that matter — “Scheherazade” (pronounced something like “sha-hair-uh-zod”) is no simple piece. The name comes from a female character in “One Thousand and One Nights,” and the somewhat… Read full article at Record Gazette