Sharon Shea teaching first grade

NATIONAL: Grouping Students by Ability Regains Favor…

It was once common for elementary-school teachers to arrange their classrooms by ability, placing the highest-achieving students in one cluster, the lowest in another. But ability grouping and its close cousin, tracking, in which children take different classes based on… Read full article at The New York Times

Gary Baugh

Residents challenge trustee’s appointment

A petition was filed to remove the Moreno Valley school board member appointed to replace Mike Rios. Residents are seeking to void the appointment of Gary Baugh and force an election. They have about 2,000 signatures and believe they need… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Cabazon Elementary

Cabazon students win prizes

Fix leaky faucets. Take shorter showers. Don’t let water run. Those are tips offered by fourth and fifth-graders who participated in a “Water is Life” student art contest sponsored by the Cabazon Water District. Students received prizes last week during… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

J.W. North High School commencement

Riverside Unified graduations to be live…

For the second year in a row, Riverside Unified School District, working in conjunction with the city of Riverside, will broadcast all graduations live so well-wishers across the world can see their graduate’s proudest moment. The live telecasts are made… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Banning High School graduation

Banning’s largest graduating class thanks its…

Graduation was an extra-special day for Destiny Gomez, who only spent her senior year at Banning High School. On graduation day, May 31, she turned 18. Gomez, a member of the National Honor Society, heads to Crafton Hills College to… Read full article at Record Gazette

Senior, Matthew Meyer

High school graduate unveils custom street…

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — A group of family, friends, and city and school officials gathered at the corner of Cholla Drive and Pierson Boulevard earlier this week to watch as Desert Hot Springs High School senior Matthew Meyer, 18, proudly… Read full article at The Desert Sun

studenst taking pictures

NATIONAL: High school graduate unveils custom street…

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — President Obama visited an innovative middle school in central North Carolina on Thursday to demonstrate the Internet-based education programs that he is proposing to make available nationwide. Speaking to an audience of excited teenagers in a steamy… Read full article at The New York Times

Valley View High School Principal

Federal official pushes STEM fields

The United States has 3 million full-time jobs with benefits open, but too many students are graduating with the wrong degrees, a federal education official said Wednesday, June 5. Greg Darnieder, senior advisor on the College Access Initiative to U.S.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

RCC President Cynthia E. Azari

RCC chief is interim district chancellor

Cynthia Azari, president of Riverside City College, will be interim chancellor of Riverside Community College District, which also includes Moreno Valley and Norco colleges. The district’s Board of Trustees voted 5-0 to appoint her in a closed session Tuesday night,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

VFW awardee with parents

VFW honors Menifee ROTC cadet

Bernard Marshall, an ROTC cadet, 5th Platoon, 3rd Squad Leader and a senior at Paloma Valley High School, won the annual Award for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1956. The winner of the award… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise