English Learner Instruction

Perris Union setting bar high with…

Like a lot of the students who pass through Sabrina Rutkoff’s classes at Heritage High School, Cesar Carra appears fully fluent in English. He chats with his friends in English. He reads and writes. He answers basic questions when called… Read full article at The Californian

DSUSD adopts plan for possible cuts

LA QUINTA — Despite increased taxes and growing government revenue, teachers in the Desert Sands Unified School District should prepare for the possibility of layoffs or furloughs next school year. The Desert Sands school board adopted a plan for upcoming… Read full article at The Desert Sun

HealthCorps coaches Coachella Valley teens into…

As communities across the nation work to fight the childhood obesity epidemic, a new program in Coachella Valley high schools is helping teens lighten up and gain lifelong healthy eating and exercise habits. HealthCorps, an in-school wellness program focusing on… Read full article at The Desert Sun

NATIONAL: Obama proposal reflects shift in views…

President Obama’s call for universal preschool in his State of the Union address underlines a national shift in thinking about early childhood education, driven by advances in neuroscience and a growing urgency about the need to close the achievement gap… Read full article at The Washington Post

Temecula: School district proceeds with capital…

Just days after state officials warned California school districts to avoid using capital appreciation bonds because of concerns over the high cost associated with them, the Temecula Valley Unified school board approved a plan to sell the controversial bonds. Temecula… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

lvord USD Assist Superintendent Business Services

Finance: Much later pay back will…

Herb Calderon stood on the campus of Riverside’s Hillcrest High School, staring at a wall that cost $10 million to build. The mile-long barrier was constructed to prevent the hillside above from sliding into the new school during a heavy… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Horace David Jackson

Riverside schools’ 1st black principal dies

Horace David Jackson, who was principal of North High School in the 1970s, died Monday, Jan. 28, at the age of 77. Retired schools administrator Dr. Horace David Jackson, 77, of Riverside, died Monday, Jan. 28, after an eight-year battle… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

firefighters cut through Temecula Valley High wall

Temecula: Car’s backfire causes blaze

Temecula Valley High School was evacuated Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, after a fire broke out during an auto shop class, authorities said. The fire was reported about 10 a.m. when a teacher smelled smoke, said Melanie Norton, a spokeswoman for… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Oak Meadows Elementary students wait for "touch tanks"

Murrieta: Traveling aquarium delights students

Students at Oak Meadows Elementary School in Murrieta squealed in delight Tuesday, Jan. 29, as they gently touched sea stars, sea cucumbers, anemones, swell sharks and other creatures normally found in the ocean dozens of miles away. “It felt snotty,”… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Books donated to schoolchildren

The Lake Elsinore Valley Education Foundation recently distributed free books to students in preschool and elementary school classes in the Lake Elsinore Unified School District. “Last semester, we pounced on the chance to distribute 1,600 free books to early readers,”… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise