Amirah Brockington

Poly High grad’s burns never stop…

Recent Poly High School graduate Amirah Brockington’s smile widens as she talks about her future plans: Off to Riverside Community College in the fall through the Completion Counts program, then transferring to veterinary school to fulfill a lifelong dream of… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

DSUSD: Not liable for teacher accused…

INDIO — The Desert Sands Unified School District insists that it cannot be held legally responsible for a veteran teacher who is accused of molesting at least one student, despite claims that the teacher was kept in the classroom after… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Girls basketball players

Schools learning to obey fee ban

As state funding for education was slashed in recent years, schools have come to rely on student fees and fundraising quotas to support band, cheerleading and sports programs, as well as all manner of school-related activities right down to the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Pam Clute, UCR Vice Chancellor

Nondegree STEM jobs too often overlooked

The percentage of jobs requiring a high level of knowledge in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, the so-called STEM fields, has doubled since the Industrial Revolution. But policymakers often overlook the STEM jobs requiring less than a bachelor’s degree, says… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Janet Napolitano

STATE: Janet Napolitano picked to lead UC…

The nomination of Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security, to be the next president of the University of California signals a desire for change at the sprawling 10-campus system and hopes that a highly visible political personality may… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Superintendent Rick Miller

District seeks funding clarity

The state’s new funding formula for schools was supposed to be simpler, Riverside Unified School District leaders said. They’re finding out it’s not. “There’s not a lot of local control in the Local Control Funding Formula,” Deputy Superintendent Mike Fine… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

web development camp

Moreno Valley students learn Web skills

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, take notice. Here comes Sidney Robinson. The 13-year-old wants to take his place among computer titans. Sidney took a step toward reaching his goal at a web development camp Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9-10, at… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

voting booths

Riverside County: Filing period starts for…

The filing period starts Monday, July 15, for candidates interested in running for various seats on school boards and special district boards in Riverside County. Papers must be filed with the county Registrar of Voters by 5 p.m. Aug. 9… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

key findings

NATIONAL: Lots of Superintendents Are Common Core…

Thirty percent of superintendents serving in some of the nation's smaller school districts said they don't think the Common Core State Standards will have any effect on the quality of education in their communities. That's a healthy dose of skepticism.… Read full article at Education Week

Middle school science teachers learning new…

More than 10,000 students will benefit from the professional development that their teachers will garner at this year’s SCAN (Science Content and Notebooking) Summer Science Institute that will be hosted at Corona-Norco Unified School District’s John F. Kennedy Middle College… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise