Lake Elsinore: Education heroes to be…

The Lake Elsinore Unified School District will hold its fourth annual Heroes in Education awards recognition gala Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m., at Lakeside High School’s Rotary Performing Arts Center, in Lake Elsinore. Thirteen honorees have been selected for awards.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Schools look to boost use of…

Marisa Perezchica circles her classroom, classical music softly streaming from her iPad, as her sixth-graders take a practice test on their own iPads. Students work out factoring problems on paper or on their tablets before typing in the answers. Perezchica… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Riverside: Students get hands-on lessons at…

More than 300 sixth graders from Riverside schools learned about endangered species and the environment at Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park in a two-day program put on by the Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency. Boys and girls saw a desert tortoise,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Assignment on Islam draws parent protest

Almost every year, Riverside schools get at least one complaint about an assignment involving religion, educators say. This year, Chemawa Middle School parent Paul Booth objected to an assigned project called “celebrating the rise of Islam.” Booth said that, after… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Banning school board appoints Cabazon Water…

After twice breaking a tie, San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency general manager Calvin Louie was appointed to replace a seat vacated by Wendell Bainter on the Banning Unified School District board of trustees. Louie, who served on the district’s Personnel… Read full article at source

San Jacinto: Young learners get hands…

Twenty nine kindergarten and first grade classrooms in San Jacinto Unified School District will each receive seven iPads later this month as part of an effort to integrate technology into small group instruction. San Jacinto Unified School District trustees on… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Riverside: Taft celebrates students’ English skills

Donna Dorsey, principal at Taft Elementary, held a celebration recently for students who passed the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) and were reclassified English-proficient, as well as students who advanced two levels toward that goal. The purpose of the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Local students take part in earthquake…

Shayla Esarey did more than drop, cover and hold on. The Mt. San Jacinto College student shook dramatically with the imaginary Big One in Thursday’s earthquake drill, holding on to the leg of a table she and others dove under.… Read full article at The Californian

Students to shadow RivCo workers next…

Youth in Government Day is a project of the Riverside County Youth Commission. James Amaya will get an inside look at a career in local government before he graduates from high school during the County of Riverside’s Youth in Government… Read full article at SWRNN

Great California ShakeOut Hits Temecula

Temecula students and faculty were among 9.3 million Californians who took part Thursday morning in the Great ShakeOut. Preparing for "the big one" was the goal of a statewide earthquake drill, during which Riverside County government offices, businesses, schools and… Read full article at Patch.com