Solar Cup 2013

STATE: Nation’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Competition Features…

LOS ANGELES — Final preparations continue for the nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition with 40 teams of high school students throughout Southern California entering the home stretch for three days of racing this weekend as part of Metropolitan Water District’s… Read full article at source

CVUSD Superintendent

CV Unified OKs 28 teacher layoffs

THERMAL – The Coachella Valley Unified School Board voted to lay off 28 teachers on Tuesday night, finalizing the fates of these east valley educators after months of uncertainty. The number of lost jobs would have been higher if not… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Megan Cope Elementary

San Jacinto: Elementary school closed due…

Megan Cope Elementary School was closed Tuesday, May 13, due to unsafe wind conditions and unhealthful air quality, San Jacinto Unified School District Superintendent Diane Perez said. The plan is to resume classes Wednesday, as the winds are expected to… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

suspects

Sheriff’s: 2 LQHS teens, adult arrested…

LA QUINTA –  A La Quinta High School student has been arrested on suspicion of selling marijuana on school grounds, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department reported Tuesday. A mother was also arrested. On May 1, the school's resource officer was… Read full article at The Desert Sun

high school classroom

NATIONAL: Good teaching, poor test scores: Doubt…

In the first large-scale analysis of new systems that evaluate teachers based partly on student test scores, two researchers found little or no correlation between quality teaching and the appraisals teachers received. The study, published Tuesday in Educational Evaluation and… Read full article at The Washington Post

Culinary Arts students

Rotarians get a taste of culinary…

Members of the Beaumont Cherry Valley Rotary Club and their counterparts from India toured Beaumont High School’s culinary arts and engineering departments on April 24, before enjoying a meal prepared by the culinary arts students. Both departments are in the… Read full article at Record Gazette

graduating students

Graduation rite only commences with passage…

It’s that time of year again, when a handful of high school seniors dread the realization that they will not be welcome to participate in their commencement ceremonies. School district policies usually dictate that students may not graduate with a… Read full article at Record Gazette

Assistant principal and principal at drill

School shooter simulation could be first…

There were sounds of gunshots and sirens wailing last Saturday at Beaumont High School. Thankfully, the scene of gunmen on campus and emergency personnel racing to get to the school wasn’t real. The scenario was an active shooter training simulation,… Read full article at Record Gazette

Laura Fisher

Former CVUSD official Laura Fisher files…

THERMAL – A former cabinet member of the Coachella Valley Unified School District has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit at the Palm Springs courthouse, insisting she was pushed out of the east valley district by a frivolous investigation with vengeful… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Scantron test

STATE: Report: New computerized school tests full…

LOS ANGELES – The trial rollout of California’s new standardized exams, administered for the first time on computers, has been plagued by technical glitches, according to a newspaper investigation. Students taking the tests this spring experienced slow connections, frozen screens,… Read full article at The Desert Sun