Overhauling ‘No Child Left Behind’

Last week, Sen. Tom Harkin, DIowa, introduced an 11,150-page bill to amend the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act, known as No Child Left Behind since 2001. Two days later, on Thursday, June 6, a Republican lawmaker, Sen. Lamar Alexander,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Laura Bush with students

Laura Bush Foundation gives $25,000 to…

Five schools in Riverside County have received grants of $5,000 each from the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. The grants will be used to expand, update and diversify the library book collections. March Middle School in Moreno Valley; Citrus… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Student winners of the “Water is Life” art contest

Cabazon Elementary students win prizes for…

Fix leaky faucets. Take shorter showers. Don’t let water run. Fourth-and-fifth graders came up with these tips and many more during a “Water is Life” student art contest sponsored by the Cabazon Water District. Youngsters waited anxiously in the quad… Read full article at Record Gazette

Students of the Month

District honors May Students of the…

Pierce is an outstanding sixth grade student, according to his homeroom teacher, Laura Matthews. He has scored "proficient" or "advanced" on every CST he has taken since 3rd grade. The confident Pierce assured Principal Jeremy James that he scored double… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

Hemet High School's automotive program

Hemet: Hemet High School honored

Hemet High School was recognized for it overall academics and its automotive program. The school was ranked number 1,990 out of the top 2,500 schools in the country on a list put out by Newsweek magazine last month. For its… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Davitt selected as Palo Verde Unified…

Mike Davitt has been selected as the new Palo Verde Unified School District superintendent effective July 1, 2013. The Palo Verde Unified School District Board of Trustees made the appointment on May 7. Davitt is from the Needles Unified School… Read full article at source

Sharon Shea teaching first grade

NATIONAL: Grouping Students by Ability Regains Favor…

It was once common for elementary-school teachers to arrange their classrooms by ability, placing the highest-achieving students in one cluster, the lowest in another. But ability grouping and its close cousin, tracking, in which children take different classes based on… Read full article at The New York Times

Gary Baugh

Residents challenge trustee’s appointment

A petition was filed to remove the Moreno Valley school board member appointed to replace Mike Rios. Residents are seeking to void the appointment of Gary Baugh and force an election. They have about 2,000 signatures and believe they need… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Cabazon Elementary

Cabazon students win prizes

Fix leaky faucets. Take shorter showers. Don’t let water run. Those are tips offered by fourth and fifth-graders who participated in a “Water is Life” student art contest sponsored by the Cabazon Water District. Students received prizes last week during… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

J.W. North High School commencement

Riverside Unified graduations to be live…

For the second year in a row, Riverside Unified School District, working in conjunction with the city of Riverside, will broadcast all graduations live so well-wishers across the world can see their graduate’s proudest moment. The live telecasts are made… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise