student architectural drawings

Young students showcase their design skills

Soda bottles, aluminum foil, cereal boxes and discarded Halloween and Christmas ornaments may not seem like the most important building blocks for cutting-edge architectural design, but at Bryant Elementary school, aspiring architects used these “materials” in their designs of the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

LEUSD bus

Lake Elsinore schedules tweaked

There’s good news and bad news about the 2013-14 school schedule for students in the Lake Elsinore Unified School District. The bad news: Many elementary and middle school students will have to get up earlier. The good news: school days… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

RCC President Cynthia Azari

RCCD ‘Two Year Contract’ a success

With the so-called Two-Year Contract for Alvord and Riverside high school students who go to Riverside City College, the Completion Counts initiative has “solved an age-old problem,” the chancellor said. “This is the biggest problem we have in American education… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Bethany Barton presenting to students

78 student writers receive recognition

Young authors from schools across Riverside County were honored at the recent Young Writers’ Event sponsored by the Riverside County Office of Education and Inland Empire Reading Council. The evening recognition event honored the exceptional writing of 78 kindergarten through… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Overhauling ‘No Child Left Behind’

Last week, Sen. Tom Harkin, DIowa, introduced an 11,150-page bill to amend the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act, known as No Child Left Behind since 2001. Two days later, on Thursday, June 6, a Republican lawmaker, Sen. Lamar Alexander,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Laura Bush with students

Laura Bush Foundation gives $25,000 to…

Five schools in Riverside County have received grants of $5,000 each from the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. The grants will be used to expand, update and diversify the library book collections. March Middle School in Moreno Valley; Citrus… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Student winners of the “Water is Life” art contest

Cabazon Elementary students win prizes for…

Fix leaky faucets. Take shorter showers. Don’t let water run. Fourth-and-fifth graders came up with these tips and many more during a “Water is Life” student art contest sponsored by the Cabazon Water District. Youngsters waited anxiously in the quad… Read full article at Record Gazette

Students of the Month

District honors May Students of the…

Pierce is an outstanding sixth grade student, according to his homeroom teacher, Laura Matthews. He has scored "proficient" or "advanced" on every CST he has taken since 3rd grade. The confident Pierce assured Principal Jeremy James that he scored double… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

Hemet High School's automotive program

Hemet: Hemet High School honored

Hemet High School was recognized for it overall academics and its automotive program. The school was ranked number 1,990 out of the top 2,500 schools in the country on a list put out by Newsweek magazine last month. For its… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Davitt selected as Palo Verde Unified…

Mike Davitt has been selected as the new Palo Verde Unified School District superintendent effective July 1, 2013. The Palo Verde Unified School District Board of Trustees made the appointment on May 7. Davitt is from the Needles Unified School… Read full article at source