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STATE: Schools’ effort to shift to Common…

The passage for the seventh-grade lesson was blatantly offensive — an excerpt from a 1938 anti-Semitic children's book. But that was the point: to provide students in the Santa Ana school district with a perfect illustration of insidious propaganda. In… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Gov Jerry Brown

STATE: Gov. Jerry Brown is poised for…

SACRAMENTO — California is close to making the most sweeping change in how it spends money on schools since Ronald Reagan was governor four decades ago. And Gov. Jerry Brown is on the verge of a monumental personal triumph —… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

principal of the California Military Institute, awards student

Perris students win scholarships

The five graduating high school seniors honored May 21 by the Perris Valley Chamber of Commerce share some common traits: hard work, inquisitiveness, selflessness, service to community, a desire to make a difference. Those qualities were evident when the five… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Singh Chevrolet's Annual Perfect Attendance Awards Program

Students awarded for perfect attendance

Singh Chevrolet’s Perfect Attendance Appreciation Night, held May 15, was a tribute to high-performing students who make it a point to be at school every day throughout the year. The event, the only one of its kind, has been taking… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

disaster response training

Indio kids get lesson in disaster…

INDIO — Sporting fake red gashes and wounds, 65 fifth-graders from Dr. Carreon Academy took part in a live disaster drill at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio on Thursday morning. The students were exposed to the work that… Read full article at The Desert Sun

graduating students

Palm Desert High School grads march…

PALM DESERT — With the school band playing “Pomp and Circumstance,” about 420 Palm Desert High seniors marched into Aztec Stadium at 7 p.m. May 23, an hour from becoming graduates. They were welcomed by principal Robert Hicks and lauded… Read full article at The Desert Sun

C-SPAN's Matthew McGuire spoking to students

C-SPAN lights on La Quinta High…

LA QUINTA — C-SPAN’s Matthew McGuire visited La Quinta High School on May 8 to talk to students about the media giant and how it is reaching out to communities across the country. Network reps visited the Coachella Valley in… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Temecula Valley althletic directors

Temecula Valley USD dismisses athletic director…

Concerned parents and coaches from all three Temecula schools have heard the rumors of athletic directors being dismissed. Henry Voros, assistant superintendent of human resources for the Temecula Valley School District, confirmed that all three positions were "flown" (posted for… Read full article at The Valley News

National Spelling Bee Champ Arvind Mahankali

NATIONAL: New Yorker wins U.S. spelling bee…

OXON HILL, Maryland (Reuters) - Arvind Mahankali, a 13-year-old boy from Bayside Hills, New York, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday by correctly spelling "knaidel," a kind of dumpling. Mahankali, a student at Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School, had… Read full article at source

NATIONAL: District Leaders Urge More Time to…

Four organizations representing school district leaders today called for "adequate" time to manage the tricky transition to the Common Core State Standards and tests. "Adequate" isn't defined in the joint statement, however. "We must make adequate time for a thoughtful… Read full article at Education Week