Ted Mitchell

NATIONAL: Former Occidental president confirmed as U.S.…

Ted Mitchell, the former president of Occidental College, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as undersecretary of the Department of Education, in charge of issues affecting colleges and universities. After leading Occidental from 1999 to 2005, Mitchell has been… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Report: Preschool enrollments decline

Enrollment in state-funded preschool programs nationally declined for the first time in more than a decade, reflecting lingering effects of the economic downturn, according to a national survey released Tuesday. Across the country, 4,000 fewer children attended state pre-kindergarten programs… Read full article at The Washington Post

Saumya R. Keremane with her project

Inland students win science fair medals

Eighteen projects by Inland students won awards at the California State Science Fair and a Rialto High School teacher, Guadalupe Valero, was named the Senior Division California State Science Fair Teacher of the Year. Riverside King High School junior Saumya… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Education: Schools report few problems with…

Students are trying out new state tests online, replacing the old paper-and-pencil tests that California schools have used since the late 1990s. The field tests are also testing school districts’ technology and Internet capacity. All had to plan and many… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

students graduating

CVUSD says graduation rates are higher…

COACHELLA – The Coachella Valley Unified School District has challenged graduation rates released by the state, insisting that the number of students who leave east valley schools with a diploma is on the rise, not plummeting. During a Thursday night… Read full article at The Desert Sun

scholarship winners

Dr. Carreon Foundation awards $100,000 in…

LA QUINTA – The legacy of Dr. Reynaldo Carreon, a valley pioneer and Indio doctor, continues to live on through scholarships handed out each year to deserving youth of Mexican ancestry. On Friday, another batch of scholarships were awarded -… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Eastvale: iPads stolen from school

Someone stole iPads from an intermediate school in Eastvale by breaking in through classroom windows, a Corona-Norco school district official said. An employee of Ramirez Intermediate School on Harrison Avenue discovered the break-in when he came to work about 6:30… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Public can discuss schools’ funding plan

Two community forums and a public hearing are planned on a draft of the plan that spells out how Riverside Unified School District will spend the extra money it gets under a new state funding formula. The draft of the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

councilman and Chaparral teach and co-principal with award

Chaparral High nabs state award for…

Anybody who has attended meetings of the Temecula City Council or Temecula Valley Unified School District Board of Education — and had trouble finding a parking space — can thank Chaparral High school teachers Jeff Kingsberg and Jackie Schmidt. Kingsberg,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Marcus Lee-McDuffie

Moreno Valley: Student invited to UC…

The University of California Office of the President has invited a student from Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley to the 2014 Student Leadership Forum. Marcus Lee-McDuffie is one of four students selected to represent UC Riverside’s Early Academic… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise