Jeff Walker and Dave Johnson from Bourns Inc.

Riverside: City shows its college colors

Gordon Bourns didn’t have to look far to find a hotshot software analyst. The chief executive officer of Bourns, Inc. recruited Jessica Browdus at a career fair at UC Riverside two years ago. Browdus proudly wore her UCR Highlanders T-shirt… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Riverside educator earns a Master Teacher…

Hawthorne Elementary School first-grade teacher Mariana Robles has been chosen as one of 96 National Education Association Master Teachers. Robles will work with other Master Teachers across the country to create lesson plans and offer suggestions on classroom management and… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Students at Temescal Canyon High School and Principal Greg Stanley

Lake Elsinore: Students sweat out new…

There were a host of reasons the Lake Elsinore Unified School District elected to go to a single lunch period this year at two of its high schools. It allows school clubs to meet during that time, streamlined the schedules… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Desert Sands Unified School District eyes…

The Desert Sands Unified School District suffered as much as $150,000 in damage during flooding on Aug. 25, school board documents show. Water seeped into two schools and the district headquarters that Sunday, when about 2 inches of rain fell… Read full article at The Desert Sun

STATE: Bill may make charters harder to…

SACRAMENTO — Legislation that cleared the state Assembly on Friday could make it harder to create charter schools in California by requiring supporters to seek consent from at least some lower-level unionized school employees. Under AB917, at least 50 percent… Read full article at source

NATIONAL: Facts, figures as school begins

WASHINGTON — Schools and classrooms are spiffed up — maybe. New textbooks have been ordered — perhaps. Teachers are energized — hopefully. What’s certain is that millions of children in the United States are heading to school after the summer.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Cathedral City High penalized for test…

Scores from the high school exit exams held steady in 2013, although one school was penalized for a security breach, according to exam results released on Thursday. Desertwide, about 78 percent of students passed the English portion of the California… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Brian Collins and his class.

Palm Springs area school test scores…

MECCA — Over the past 14 years, Saul Martinez Elementary School has climbed from the bottom of the state to the top of the Coachella Valley Unified School District. Back in 1999, this Mecca campus — where a majority of… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Don Smith field dedication commemorates longtime…

Tonight, Friday, Aug. 30, former Beaumont High School varsity football coach Don Smith will be honored when the athletic field at the new stadium is officially named for him in a ceremony before the football game. The scoreboard will feature… Read full article at Record Gazette