Principal and students walk into school

STATE: California school spending goal would cost…

Representatives of the Education Coalition told a state Senate budget subcommittee Thursday that despite increases in school spending in the current state budget and promises of more in the next one, California still needs to spend much more money on… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

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NATIONAL: Survey: Costs key to college of…

A new survey of the nation’s college freshmen has found that the percentage attending their first-choice school has reached its lowest level in almost four decades, as cost and the availability of financial aid have come to play an influential… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

students listen to speakers

Health Study: Stores tempt youths with…

Too many Inland stores make it all too tempting for kids to drink, smoke and eat bad foods. That’s the conclusion of a study released Wednesday, March 5, and billed as California’s first-ever comprehensive look at the effect of tobacco,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Essay you say? SAT says ‘optional’

WASHINGTON — Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions. At least some Inland educators are happy about those changes. Counselor Mark Lim at Ramona High School in Riverside said making the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Adams

As Coachella Valley Unified layoffs loom,…

THERMAL — After two years as the head of human resources in the east valley school district, Elaine Alexandres packed her bags, heading into a new job she knew nothing about. Alexandres is — or was — the assistant superintendent… Read full article at source

Daimond Valley Middle School and North Mountain Middle School basketball teams

Hemet: Schools champion return of middle…

When Diamond Valley Middle School played its second and final basketball game of the season against North Mountain Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 27, the teams were welcomed by an crowd filled with cheering students, teachers and parents. For Jim… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Palm Springs elementary class

Two out of three valley school…

Two of the three school districts in the Coachella Valley have offered 4 to 5 percent raises to the teachers, but the third district is cutting costs by laying off dozens of teachers. Palm Springs Unified and its teacher’s union… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Summer Hansen

Teacher sex case set for trial

A former teacher was ordered Tuesday, March 4, to stand trial on charges that she had sex with five minor students at Centennial High School in Corona. In an unusual move, Summer Michelle Hansen waived her preliminary hearing, meaning the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Exhibit features high school art teachers

An exhibit featuring the work of local high school art teachers will be on display at The Art Institute of California, Inland Empire from Thursday, March 6 through Friday, April 11. The exhibit, called “What Those Who Teach Can Do”… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

School joins AVID for college readiness

After a validation process held at the school site on Tuesday, Feb. 25, Vista Verde Middle School in Moreno Valley became the first middle school in the Val Verde Unified School District to become an AVID Demonstration School, according to… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise