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

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