STATE: PSAT exam being used in phone…

The state Department of Education is warning the public about what appears to be a scam in which callers discuss a standardized test and ask people for personal information. People have called the Department of Education, asking whether the state… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

NATIONAL: Cut out junk food ads in…

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just about what America's kids are getting in the lunch line. The Obama administration is moving to phase out junk food advertising on football scoreboards and elsewhere on school grounds — part of a broad… Read full article at source

John Tribelhorn director of Pirate Jazz Band

Palo Verde High and Blythe Middle…

BLYTHE, Calif. - Palo Verde High School and Blythe Middle School band invites the entire community to a free pops concert this Thursday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, 667 N. Lovekin Blvd. Special guest, the… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

COD Indio classroom

College of the Desert opens new…

INDIO — College of the Desert opened its new Indio campus on Monday, welcoming eastern Coachella Valley students to a new facility with more space and more class offerings. The new campus is a single $16 million building in downtown… Read full article at The Desert Sun

SJUSD building

San Jacinto schools seek parents’ advice…

San Jacinto Unified School District is asking parents to share their opinions on how to spend extra money coming its way. There will be a pair of parent and community meetings this week: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Assemblyman Tom Ammian

STATE: Repeal of California transgender student rights…

Efforts to overturn a law shielding transgender students stalled Monday, with advocates of the repeal failing to gather enough signatures to qualify for the statewide ballot. Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced the referendum of Assembly Bill 1266 finished about… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

Students in Language Arts class working together

Moreno Valley Middle School Earns State…

The students in Landmark Middle School teacher Teri Hilker’s sixth-grade math class are hard at work on a math equation. They’re seated in groups of four to a table, quietly calculating what 75 percent of 48 equals. Hilker points approvingly… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Santiago High men's choir

It’s Cool For Guys To Sing

Karen Garrett pulls off a piece of paper taped to her office window. The sheet has a photo of a toddler with a clenched fist and tightly pressed lips. “Joined choir to meet girls. It worked,” the kid says. As… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Student meeting State Assembly member

V. Manuel Pérez to unveil state…

SALTON CITY — It started with a school project. Then it became a letter. Now it’s a bill. And someday soon, maybe it could be law. On Friday, Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella, unveiled a bill based on a recommendation… Read full article at The Desert Sun

honored Beaumont educators

Beaumont Unified honors top educators of…

The top educators of the year for the Beaumont Unified School District were honored Tuesday night, Feb. 11, at the school board meeting at the Educational Support Facility. The categories include site/department Classified and Confidential Employees of the Year, Administrators… Read full article at Record Gazette