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

Former PTA treasurer admits $15,000 theft

A former PTA treasurer pleaded guilty Tuesday, April 1, to embezzling more than $15,000 from the PTA account for Corona Ranch Elementary School. Tammy Lynn Alamillo, 41, was sentenced to three years’ probation on one felony count of embezzlement. She… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Gov. Brown

Prop. 30: Coachella Valley schools get…

Coachella Valley schools received nearly $76 million in Proposition 30 money during the past school year, and are slated to receive another $66 million by the end of this school year. These figures come from, a website state Controller… Read full article at The Desert Sun

mothers in support of SB 1266

STATE: EpiPen legislation for California schools advances

A bill to increase the prevalence of emergency epinephrine auto-injectors, or EpiPens, in California schools would not have helped Natalie Giorgi, who died from an allergic reaction after biting into a Rice Krispies treat at Camp Sacramento last year. The… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

Riverside County students at RIMS Science Fair

Science, engineering fair comes to San…

SAN BERNARDINO--Awards will be presented today to students from four counties, including San Bernardino County, who competed in a regional science and engineering fair with projects ranging from microbiology to zoology and math to physics at the National Orange Show… Read full article at source

Ridgemoor Elementary students with iPads

Temecula: 58 iPads stolen from Temecula…

The Temecula Unified School District plans to file an insurance claim to replace the iPads that were stolen recently from Temecula Elementary School on Moraga Road. The school lost a total of 58 iPads, which are increasingly being used as… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

student discussing financial aid with counselor

NATIONAL: Students look for scholarships in some…

Looking for money for college? The Klingon Language Institute has a scholarship for students pursuing language study, earthly or alien; the United States Bowling Congress gives grants to promising young bowlers; and the Ayn Rand Institute rewards essay writers who… Read full article at The Washington Post

Miguel Rincon

Teen wins prestigious scholarship

Miguel Rincon Cervantes didn’t know he was poor until he got to high school. He had an assignment in which he researched education levels and annual salaries for various occupations. The Riverside teen said he was blown away by how… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise