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

Dozens of Students Busted Trying to…

"The goal of the program was to take a proactive approach toward student daytime curfew violations and emphasize the importance of school attendance and how it correlates with student success in the future," sheriff's Sgt. Larry Gyll said. Sheriff's deputies… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Superintendent, Kenneth Young

Official: CVUSD program not linked to…

Riverside County Schools Superintendent Kenneth Young said Tuesday it was “ridiculous” for Coachella Valley Unified School District to blame a sharp decline in graduation rates on its independent study program. “They’ve got a systemic problem over there, and it’s not… Read full article at The Desert Sun

student with iPad

NATIONAL: Milken Conference: Technology innovations poised to…

Innovations in technology are poised to upend how students learn and the way educational institutions impart knowledge to people around the world, according to panelists at the Milken Institute Global Conference. The Internet and access to computers have already rapidly… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

graduating students

Grads In a Great Groove

High school graduation rates rose throughout the Inland area and California for the Class of 2013. In the meantime, dropout rates fell an average of 1.5 percent statewide and more than 1.1 percent in the Inland area, part of an… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

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Time Index Puts UCR at Top

With graduation rates, affordability and access equally weighted, UC Riverside is the top university in the country. At least, it comes out that way in a new ranking by Time magazine. Time used an algorithm based on data pulled from… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Prescription drugs

Student faces expulsion after sharing mom’s…

A Riverside eighth-grader has been recommended for expulsion after she brought her mother’s prescription drugs to Gage Middle School on Friday and she and another girl ingested them. Both students were hospitalized after swallowing painkillers and muscle relaxants but are… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Cathedral City High students

Graduation rates for Palm Springs area…

Graduation rates rose at a few desert schools last year, but fell throughout the east valley, widening an achievement gap between the two ends of the Coachella Valley. The two schools with the greatest gains were Shadow Hills High in… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Cal State Long Beach students

STATE: Report calls for reform in state’s…

California’s Master Plan for Higher Education is sorely inadequate for meeting the needs of students and employers here, according to educational researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Their report, to be issued Tuesday, criticized what seemed to its authors to… Read full article at Los Angeles Times