Redlands: Center for Educational Justice presents…

Hear what local education leaders and their districts are doing in response to the California budget crisis and learn how these proposed propositions will change the current state of education in California at the Center for Educational Justice’s budget symposium.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Avaxat Elementary marks 25th anniversary

Twenty-five years ago, a school with portable classrooms and a hard-to-pronounce name opened on Las Brisas Road in Murrieta. Friday, Avaxat Elementary celebrated its silver anniversary. To mark the occasion, a new mascot — Allie the Alligator — was introduced.… Read full article at The Californian

Norco: New college president talks funding…

More than three months after stepping in as the new president of Norco College, Dale “Paul” Parnell, Jr. believes financially challenging times are an opportunity to search for money in corporate America and government agencies to help students. At age… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Murrieta: Five vie for three seats…

Two challengers are taking on three incumbents in the race for three seats on the Murrieta Valley Unified School District board of trustees. Retired police officer Gregory R. Lee and retired teacher Barbara Muir are challenging incumbents Kenneth C. Dickson,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Lake Elsinore: Education heroes to be…

The Lake Elsinore Unified School District will hold its fourth annual Heroes in Education awards recognition gala Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m., at Lakeside High School’s Rotary Performing Arts Center, in Lake Elsinore. Thirteen honorees have been selected for awards.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Schools look to boost use of…

Marisa Perezchica circles her classroom, classical music softly streaming from her iPad, as her sixth-graders take a practice test on their own iPads. Students work out factoring problems on paper or on their tablets before typing in the answers. Perezchica… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Riverside: Students get hands-on lessons at…

More than 300 sixth graders from Riverside schools learned about endangered species and the environment at Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park in a two-day program put on by the Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency. Boys and girls saw a desert tortoise,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Assignment on Islam draws parent protest

Almost every year, Riverside schools get at least one complaint about an assignment involving religion, educators say. This year, Chemawa Middle School parent Paul Booth objected to an assigned project called “celebrating the rise of Islam.” Booth said that, after… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Banning school board appoints Cabazon Water…

After twice breaking a tie, San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency general manager Calvin Louie was appointed to replace a seat vacated by Wendell Bainter on the Banning Unified School District board of trustees. Louie, who served on the district’s Personnel… Read full article at source

San Jacinto: Young learners get hands…

Twenty nine kindergarten and first grade classrooms in San Jacinto Unified School District will each receive seven iPads later this month as part of an effort to integrate technology into small group instruction. San Jacinto Unified School District trustees on… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise