STATE: California drops a notch in public…

California slipped a notch in spending per public school pupil in 2011, falling to 35th among states in a year that marked the first overall drop across the nation in nearly four decades, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday. The… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Temecula Valley High bleachers

Sports fields top priorities for bond

The Temecula Valley Unified School District will move forward with all-weather tracks and fields at two high schools, the school board agreed at a special meeting Monday, May 20. LIAM M. TRUCHARD/STAFF PHOTO The board’s decision, which came after more… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

EMWD Board President & GM with winning students

Water district poster contest finalists named

A number of grade-school students from across the region were honored for their outstanding artwork that showed the importance of water and conservation. It was part of the annual student poster contest presented by Eastern Municipal Water District in partnership… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Riverside: Adult school supporters plead to…

Riverside Adult School office assistant Debbie Dodough tells the students she registers they can do whatever you want if they put their minds to it. Most haven’t been very successful in school, and Dodough said she particularly enjoys Cal Works… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Murrieta Mesa High

Murrieta: Grants help Mesa expand Advanced…

Murrieta Mesa High School is adding new Advanced Placement classes in environmental science and Chinese to its course offerings in 2013-14. AP classes are college-level courses and exams. Students who do well can earn college credit while still in high… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

kindergarteners learning on computers

Transitional Kindergarten is for new kids…

When the Murrieta Valley Unified School District began planning for Transitional Kindergarten, a new state-mandated program, administrators expected to offer three classes. Transitional Kindergarten, a two-year kindergarten program that districts across the state of California have begun to implement in… Read full article at The Californian

Mock trial team

Beaumont High awarded for civic engagement

Mock elections, mock trials, and peer mediation has been anything but mockery for Beaumont High School’s students. Civic programs there have been lauded with the state’s Civic Learning Award, delivered last week by representatives from the Chief of Justice of… Read full article at Record Gazette

Charter school seeks new approval

A Riverside charter high school targeting dropouts is seeking authorization from a different school board. Riverside Community College District is petitioning the Riverside County Board of Education to grant a charter to continue Gateway to College and Career Academy. The… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Hand-built boats take over lake

About 750 students from 39 schools have descended on Lake Skinner this weekend, putting their engineering skills to the test by racing dozens of homemade solarpowered boats. The 11th annual Solar Cup began Friday, May 17, with qualifying events and… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Andrea Franco

Valedictorian learns hard work leads to…

As the San Jacinto Valley Academy Class of 2013 valedictorian, Andrea Franco will be giving a farewell speech to her senior classmates at the commencement ceremony on June 4. She earned the honor by being the top ranked student in… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise