Education Secretary Arne Duncan

NATIONAL: Education Chief Lets States Delay Use…

Acknowledging that the nation’s educators face large challenges in preparing students for more rigorous academic standards and tests, Arne Duncan, the secretary of education, told state education officials on Tuesday that they could postpone making career decisions about teachers based… Read full article at The New York Times

Superintendent Shari Fox

San Jacinto schools chief thrived using…

A speaker at one of several tributes marking San Jacinto Unified Superintendent Shari Fox’s retirement this month noted that Fox believed from her core that every student deserves a quality education. For Fox, 62, who is finishing nearly eight years… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

38 get credit union scholarships

Some Riverside County students are better prepared for college thanks to scholarship funds from Altura Credit Union Foundation. The Altura Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Fund, which was originally founded in 1993, has now given away $340,000 in scholarships to 383… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

James Workman Middle School on computer platforms

Palm Springs Unified to put tablets…

PALM SPRINGS — The Palm Springs Unified school district will introduce no less than 1,000 mobile computer devices into classrooms this fall, allowing students who once had to share computers to handle a technological tool of their own. About 400… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Vista Murrieta High School 2013 graduation

Vista Murrieta graduates 718 with confidence,…

Vista Murrieta High School’s graduating class of 2013 was filled with talent, as stated by principal Daren Daniel when he addressed nearly 6,000 students, staff, alumni, family and friends during the commencement ceremony on June 7, 2013. The night celebrated… Read full article at The Valley News

Morongo gives to San Gorgonio Pass, Boys & Girls Clubs

Morongo: Golf tournament raises $60,000 for…

The 17th annual Morongo Charity Golf Tournament raised $60,000 for several nonprofit groups, including a program that will provide new backpacks, school supplies and shoes to as many as 500 low-income children in the San Gorgonio Pass. Since its beginning,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Bill Sanborn

Hemet school trustee ends decades of…

When Bill Sanborn applied for an opening on the Hemet school board in September 1991, he didn’t expect to serve for even one meeting, let alone more than 600. Fast forward more than 21 years and Sanborn attended his final… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Roy Mason, biology instructor

Middle school learns about DNA

Students at Gardner Middle School in Temecula recently received a college-level lesson in the science of DNA from a Mt. San Jacinto College biology professor. when they learned how to isolate their DNA. The seventh graders used Gatorade, hot water… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Advanced Spanish prepares students

A new high school course to prepare students for Advanced Placement Spanish Literature will be coming to Riverside schools. The Riverside school board approved the class Monday, June 17. The need for the course is greatest among ninth-grade native Spanish… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

recent high school graduates awarded scholarship

Riverside County: Ronald McDonald House charities…

Eighteen recent Riverside County high school graduates were awarded $2,000 college scholarships from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California to help pay for college expenses. The Riverside County recipients are Jessica Campos Nunez from Moreno Valley High School and… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise