NATIONAL: Study Gauges Value of Technology in…

With school districts rushing to buy computers, tablets, digital white boards and other technology, a new report questions whether the investment is worth it. In a review of student survey data conducted in conjunction with the federal exams known as… Read full article at The New York Times

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NATIONAL: Private Preschools See More Public Funds…

CHICAGO — The preschoolers who arrived at school early for free breakfast on a recent morning quietly ate granola bars and yogurt as middle school students recited part of the rosary over the public address system. Almost none of the… Read full article at The New York Times

Gov. Jerry Brown speaks to 4th grade class at Arlanza Elementary School in Riverside

Well-off schools get help, too

SACRAMENTO — A compromise school-funding formula at the heart of this week’s state budget deal includes more money for suburban and wealthier districts, addressing complaints that an earlier Brown administration plan was unfair. There will still be extra money targeted… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Temecula Middle School students Alyssa Rossi and Iliana Reyes

Students write book on water recycling

Eastern Municipal Water District is announcing the release of its latest student-produced children’s book that focuses on the role recycled water plays in the community. “Professor Purrkis Ponders Purple Pipes” is the sixth book authored by area middle school students… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

children eating school meals

Free meals available to children

Free meals are available to all children in the region as part of the Summer Seamless Feeding Program. The goal of the federal program is to feed children, especially those from low-income families, when school is out. Free meals will… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

King High Odyssey of the Mind Team

King High students finish ninth in…

Five students from Martin Luther King High School recently competed at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals tournament at Michigan State University. At the tournament, the team finished ninth out of 48 high school teams in their challenge. In… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Kids BBQ Riverside city park

Alvord meal sites listed

The Alvord Unified School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Meals will be provided to all children ages 18 and younger, Monday-Thursday, free of charge at the sites and times as… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Moreno Valley: Student recognized by Johns…

Emily Decena, a student from Moreno Valley, was recently honored as one of the brightest young students in the nation at a statewide awards ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. The… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Pay raises back in play for…

PALM SPRINGS — The Palm Springs Unified School Board announced this week that improved budget expectations have put pay raises back on the table for all employees. Neither the scope nor extent of the pay raises were disclosed, but the… Read full article at The Desert Sun

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PVHS holds graduation ceremonies

BLYTHE - The Palo Verde Valley wrapped up graduation week with Blythe Community School and Palo Verde High School 2013 commencement ceremonies on Wednesday. Blythe Community School held their ceremony at Palo Verde College Fine & Performing Arts Center at… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times