Banning appoints new school board member

In theory, Banning’s school board could have sufficed having just four school board members, after board member Calvin Louie stepped down at the end of July citing a conflict of interest. However, if two of the four remaining board members… Read full article at The Record Gazette

NATIONAL: Poll: Parents back high-stakes testing

WASHINGTON — Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students’ and schools’ performances, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Captain America greets students with their principal at Sunnymead Elementary

Moreno Valley: Superheroes welcome students on…

Moreno Valley Unified School District students were met not with teachers and morning bells their first day of the school year, but with costumed characters and superheroes. From characters ranging from Harry Potter to Snow White and Batman, 24 schools… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Coachella Valley High School cheer squad

Coachella Valley High squad snags NFL…

THERMAL — At Coachella Valley High School, halftime is about to be prime time. The Coachella Valley High School cheer squad has been invited to perform during the halftime show at the NFL Pro Bowl, held in Hawaii on Jan.… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Robert Guillen

Banning school district has balanced budget,…

During the Aug. 8 school Banning school board meeting, the district’s superintendent, Robert Guillen, shared the news that the $34.8 million budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year submitted last June has been approved — albeit, with a series of caveats.… Read full article at The Record Gazette

Brandy Cox and Del Drummond

New leadership at Palo Verde High…

BLYTHE - Palo Verde High School will celebrate 100 years this year and with the celebration, staff and faculty will celebrate new leaders, Principal Brandy Cox and Vice Principal Del Drummond. Cox is a PVHS alumna, graduating in 1990. She… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

Worker puts finishing touches on windows in new building

Colleges: New building among many construction…

Moreno Valley College’s new three-story building has large windows offering views of the campus quad or a nature preserve. It also features a glass-enclosed central stairway and atrium. The $19 million Student Academic Services Building, scheduled to open in late… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Summer Michelle Hansen

Boys lied, attorney says

Five underage students lied when they told authorities they had sex with Corona teacher Summer Michelle Hansen, her attorney said Thursday, Aug. 15. David R. Cohn spoke to the news media outside the Riverside Hall of Justice after Hansen’s arraignment… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Karen Figueroa discusses presentation with John Matsui

Loma Linda: High school, college students…

Fifty-four high school and college students from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds presented scientific papers Wednesday, Aug. 7 they completed following a summer spent working with scientists and researchers from Loma Linda University Health. The students, part of the Loma… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Faran Imani

Norco: College student wins $10,000 transfer…

Norco College honors student Faran Imani has been awarded a Transfer Alliance Program scholarship for $10,000 to attend UCLA. He is the second Norco College student to earn this transfer scholarship. TAP scholarships are tied to the completion of the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise