Education: Event to honor African-American graduates

The fifth annual Inland Empire African-American Graduation Celebration will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in the Corona Civic Center Theater to celebrate African-American high school seniors’ graduation from high schools in Riverside County and Southern California. Organizers invite… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Video director instructing orchestra students at Ramona High School

Riverside: Ramona students star in Alicia…

It didn’t matter they were pretending to play their instruments. Or that they were on camera briefly. Students in the orchestra at Ramona High School in Riverside earned campus bragging rights by appearing in a new Alicia Keys music video.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Poly High seniors

Elaborate prom proposals reign

Will you go to prom with me? It’s a simple, straightforward request — and so 20th century. Today’s teens have stepped it up a notch (or two) by making the invite almost as exciting, and sometimes as expensive, as the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Murrieta students in China

Near and Far with The Friday…

Cody Hankins, a 16-year-old high school junior, recently earned an opportunity to travel to China for two weeks. Cody has lived in Canyon Lake all his life with his mother and father, Dave and Donna Hankins, and his sister, Taylor.… Read full article at The Friday Flyer

NATIONAL: Google will stop scans of student…

Google said Wednesday that it will stop scanning emails that students send at school – a practice that has raised concerns of parents and privacy advocates. Tens of thousands of Southern California public school students use the Google email accounts.… Read full article at source

Rio Vista Elementary 2nd-grader

California Distinguished Schools: 4 in Palm…

Four desert elementary schools have been named to a statewide list of distinguished schools that have proven a commitment to improving student academics and closing California's achievement gap. Rio Vista, Cielo Vista Charter, Martin Van Buren and Dr. Reynaldo Carreon… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Tom Torlakson

17 schools receive top honor

The state named 17 Inland-area elementary schools as California Distinguished Schools. Two of those schools, both in Palm Springs Unified School District, Cielo Vista Charter and Rio Vista Elementary, were also honored for the Exemplary Physical Activity and Nutrition Program.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

teacher Denise Tellez with class

Inland teacher layoffs all but over

For several years, hundreds of Inland teachers got pink slips as school districts slashed their budgets. This year, educators are happy that most local districts haven’t had to issue layoff notices. It’s a relief, said Canyon Springs High School history… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

South LA seniors going to UCLA

STATE: African American students weigh campus attitudes…

Jahmia Edwards cried when she opened the letter saying she'd been admitted to UCLA, the college she'd dreamed of attending since childhood. The 18 year-old senior at Alliance William & Carol Ouchi High School in South Los Angeles quickly dismissed… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Cayla Brooks

Eastvale Senior: UCLA-bound — with dreams…

It started out as small talk as I tried to distract myself from tortuous exercise at the Riverside SPORT Clinic. “Where do you go to school?” I asked Cayla Brooks, the Volunteer in Charge of the muscle-stretching meant to ease… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise