Beaumont Unified board

School district wins approval for voting…

In a surprising turn of events Monday evening, the Beaumont Unified School District almost lost the opportunity to change its electoral system from an at-large system to a by-trustee area voted on only by residents who live in that geographic… Read full article at Record Gazette

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Moreno Valley schools find support for…

Moreno Valley voters may be asked to approve a bond measure in November after a recent poll showed strong support for an initiative that would help improve facilities. A poll commissioned by the Moreno Valley Unified School District found that… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

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Sticking With Lacrosse

The snack bar was open. The “Star Spangled Banner” was played. And the public address announcer knew her stuff, reporting the names of goal scorers to the fans in the stands on a crisp spring break Tuesday afternoon. At Temecula… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

12th grade class

STATE: Most California high school grads lack…

SAN FRANCISCO – Fewer than 4 in 10 California high school students are completing the requirements to be eligible for the state’s public universities, fueling worries of a shortage of college-educated workers when the value of a bachelor’s degree has… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Rancho Verde High School Marching Band

Moreno Valley: Rancho Verde High saluted…

It’s typically a long day for music teachers at Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley. They need to arrive early and stay late to keep up with their students’ desire to perform. “Music is a way of life at… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

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Corona: Support rallies injured Santiago High…

Nearly 1,000 miles from home, injured Corona football player Jordan Walker got tears in his eyes while trying to speak. He was frustrated because he’s no better, four months after injuries in a high school game left him paralyzed. The… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

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Small Fry Let Go

The students at Temecula Preparatory School concluded their Small Fry to Go project recently with the release of hundreds of tiny Rainbow trout into Lake Perris. School officials said students from kindergarten through high school took part in the experiment… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

parents at Menifee Union board meeting

Menifee: District taking new look at…

The Menifee Union School District is currently considering an appeal by Heritage Classical Charter Schools to open a charter school this fall. Heritage Classical Charter Schools operates Temecula Preparatory School in Winchester. It is proposing a new school that would… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Desert first grade class

Coachella Valley teacher absentee rates improve

Coachella Valley teachers have been absent from the classroom far less often recently, allowing most desert school districts to use fewer substitute teachers than the average American school. Teacher absenteeism plummeted throughout the desert during the 2011-2012 school year —… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Students place at History Day competition

More than 60 award-winning entries from fourth through 12th-grade students were honored at the Riverside County History Day competition held at Ramona High School on Saturday, March 15. Beaumont High School juniors Ayessa Sotelo placed second and Danielle Torres placed… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise