Gov. Jerry Brown

STATE: Bailout for teachers’ pensions to cost…

California's public school districts could face difficult cutbacks if state officials move forward with a plan to bail out the retirement fund for teachers, officials and educators say, but even those painful steps may fall short of curing the pension… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

agreement signing

Agreement Guarantees Murrieta Valley Unified District…

Ninth  graders within the Murrieta Valley Unified School District (MVUSD) now have the opportunity to take advantage of a fast-track plan that guarantees admission to California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) for qualified students, thanks to an agreement established between… Read full article at

signing class of 2014

Chaparral Hosts First ‘College Signing Day’

The Chaparral High School Counseling Department held its first-ever College Signing Day on Thursday, May 1. Similar to the Athletic Signing Days held across the district for students accepting athletic scholarships, this event was intended to honor those seniors in… Read full article at

Kathy Wright

Longtime educator honored with Athena award

Retired educator Kathy Wright will receive the 30th annual Athena of Riverside Award. Wright had a 37-year career in public education and retired in 2008 as interim superintendent of Alvord Unified School District. She returned in 2013 as interim assistant… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

scholarship winners

Banning, Beaumont teens receive scholarships

At its May 12 meeting at Carrow’s Restaurant in Banning, the California Retired Teachers Association honored three scholarship winners. A $1,200 scholarship was awarded to Christine Castro, (at left) of Banning High School, and a scholarship was split between two… Read full article at Record Gazette

middle school student of the year winners

Temecula’s Top Students Honored by Elks

The Temecula Valley Elks held their 16th annual Middle School “Student of the Year” Presentations recently at Van Avery Prep School. Forty-seven students were recognized from eight schools in the Temecula areas. Each middle school was asked to submit applications… Read full article at

Student bites officer, is arrested

A Ramona High School student suspected of an on-campus theft has been arrested for biting a resource officer, school officials said in an announcement. The incident started about 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the school on Magnolia Avenue in Riverside, when… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

students on prom night

After prom, King High students get…

Exhausted after their prom, Martin Luther King High School students just wanted to get back on their chartered bus, drink some water and soda and head back to Riverside. Instead, the 24 friends were shocked to discover booze inside the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Isaac Barnett and prom date

NATIONAL: Schools work to help transgender students

SAN FRANCISCO – Isaac Barnett took a bold step last year: He told teachers and classmates at his high school that the student they had known as a girl now wanted to be accepted as a boy. His close childhood… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Perris UHSD Solar Cup team

Solar Cup Builds Students’ Skills

In the past, when West Valley High School teacher Sean Mathews looked for students to take part in the Solar Cup, his physics classes were a fertile recruiting ground. Yet in this, his fourth time participating in the annual high… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise