Online plea for help sends teen…

A friend’s son wants to go to the prom but his parents are financially strapped. All he needs is a suit or tux. Can anyone help? Kimberly Mickey’s Facebook request not only led to a new suit for 16-year-old Albert… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Temecula: Teen wins high school Shakespeare…

O! how they shook and tremored, waiting o’er in the wings; Then, when their time arrived: fire, wit and grace displayed. But in the end, one victor called, a Golden Bear named Brinn. On Wednesday night, April 23, 25 teenagers… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Eastvale’s student liaison debuts

Eleanor Roosevelt High School senior Julia Vazquez made her debut Wednesday, April 23, as the Eastvale City Council’s student liaison. Council members voted last month to create the position. The student will sit on the dais with the council, but… Read full article at source

Thomas Jefferson students help deprived communities

A group of 47 Thomas Jefferson Middle School students visited Mount San Jacinto State Park on Thursday as part of a Friends of the Desert program that seeks to give opportunities to children from economically deprived communities. Friends of the… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Julie Ramirez

Ramirez is ‘like, the best teacher’…

Julie Ramirez couldn’t be more at home than in her classroom at Central Elementary School in Banning. Room 9 was her own first-grade classroom many years ago, the very same classroom that she has now also taught first-grade in, for… Read full article at Record Gazette

NATIONAL: Obama Administration Plan Seeks to Rate…

The Obama administration on Friday will announce plans to develop ratings of teacher preparation programs to try to make them more accountable for their graduates’ future performance in the classroom. Teachers have long complained that training programs often do not… Read full article at The New York Times

Ricardo Ramos

School bus driver honored for saving…

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- Ricardo Ramos, a local school bus driver, is credited with saving one young student, possibly two, caught in a flash flood last summer. He was honored by the California Highway Patrol on Wednesday, who named him… Read full article at source

Alvord Unified School District building

Riverside: Alvord school board to get…

Recommendations for how money should be allocated from the state’s Local Control Funding Formula will be presented to the Alvord school board when it meets at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 24, in the district office at 10365 Keller Ave., Riverside.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Californians support Common Core in poll

SAN FRANCISCO As other states move to delay or halt implementation of the shared learning framework known as Common Core, the new national math and language standards enjoy solid support in California, according to a poll released Wednesday. The survey… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

high school seniors working on computers

NATIONAL: High school students are all about…

Their lives swirl in technology, but the nation’s high school students spend little time studying the computer science that is the basis of it all. Few are taught to write lines of code, and few take classes that delve into… Read full article at The Washington Post