Altura Credit Union employees pose with books and Cat in the Hat hats

Credit union staff read to classes

Eleven Altura Credit Union employees, including CEO Mark Hawkins, read to children at schools in Riverside County recently as part of Read Across America Day, a national literacy program designed to spur children to read more. Read Across America Day… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Young woman checks in at recruiting event

NATIONAL: Opening a Gateway for Girls to…

When Julia Geist was asked to draw a picture of a computer scientist last year, the 16-year-old sketched a businessman wearing glasses and a tie. Looking around at her classmates’ drawings, she saw similar depictions of men. Now, Ms. Geist… Read full article at The New York Times

NATIONAL: NRA: Have someone armed at schools

With the Senate gun control debate on the near horizon, a National Rifle Association-sponsored report on Tuesday proposed a program for schools to train selected staffers as armed security officers. Asa Hutchinson, a GOP former congressman from Arkansas who headed… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Science Fair student watches as judge reviews her project.

Riverside County to give Inland science…

The Inland Science and Engineering Fair Riverside County Awards Ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium, 3485 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside. Community, student and sweepstakes awards will be presented. Public viewing of students’… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Persistence pays off for tenacious teen

Menifee — Inspired by a television program that featured footage of a homeless woman using toilet water to shave her legs, Kimberly Glover decided she would collect toiletries for a local nonprofit that works with the area's homeless as her… Read full article at The Californian

Dr. James Frazee

STATE: CSU pushing into the online world

Online education is anything but new to college campuses. Students have been able to take classes and even full courses entirely online for years. But thanks in part to a push by Gov. Jerry Brown to have California’s public colleges… Read full article at The Californian

STATE: California workers face a growing education…

A growing education gap in California could diminish workers’ chances of finding jobs in the coming years, according to a study. Post-recession, companies increasingly look for employees with skills and education beyond a high school diploma, according to a study… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: NASBE Initiative Delves into Deeper Learning

ARLINGTON, Va., April 1, 2013 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A rapidly changing world necessitates education adapt at an equally swift pace, as students need to be equipped with an ever-broadening knowledge base to prepare them for their post-K-12 lives. The National… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

College offers advantage this summer

Norco College is offering summer workshops to 2013 graduates of Corona-Norco high schools, helping them avoid unnecessary remedial courses, granting early registration and guaranteeing placement in the English class they need. Students who complete an English course in their first… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Photo of construction at Perris High School.

High school campus transformation under way

You might call it an extreme makeover. The 50-year-old Perris High School campus is getting a major overhaul, with new classroom buildings, agriculture facilities and other improvements. An 18-classroom building and new agriculture center featuring a barn, a shade house… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise