Students at Rancho Mirage High School students on campus

Rancho Mirage High finds teens taking…

RANCHO MIRAGE — When class ends, students pack up their books, sling a backpack over one shoulder and bolt for the door. They file out into the hallways, chatting with classmates for a few minutes, before taking a seat in… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Roosevelt High senior

NATIONAL: College Application Process Intimidating To Some…

WASHINGTON — Sometimes, all it takes is a $7 burrito gift card to get high school seniors to submit their college applications early. “You always have some students who say, ‘I don’t want to go to college,’ but they don’t… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

students march in the graduation ceremony at the University of California Riverside

Riverside: Project to prepare black students…

Only about half as many African-American students as white students in Riverside high schools took all the classes they need for admission to state universities. Now school officials are planning to improve rates for all students. Using $125,000 from the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Special education programs at San Jacinto High School and North Mountain Middle school

The Heat, Blazers win special education…

Feet scuffled, balls bounced, and wheelchairs rolled across basketball courts last Wednesday morning during the third annual Basketball Showdown at San Jacinto High School. Cathy Begorre, a San Jacinto High School adapted physical education specialist, organized the tournament for the… Read full article at The Valley Chronicle

Perris UHSD building

Design work on $100-million high school…

Planning for a new $100-million high school near Menifee is expected to begin in January after the Perris Union High School District selected a San Diego-based firm to design it. Baker Nowicki Design Studio will create the campus on 52… Read full article at source

Gary Baugh

Moreno Valley: New school board member…

The Moreno Valley school board wasted no time before putting its newly elected school board member to work. Gary Baugh had been elected seven days before he was sworn in so he could take part in the board’s only meeting… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Chromebook

Soboba donates toward school laptops, uniforms

Soboba Foundation has awarded $25,000 toward the purchase of Google Chromebooks for the district’s eighth-graders and $5,000 for San Jacinto High School’s booster club, according to a news release. The donations were presented to the San Jacinto Unified School District… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

School district, BLU offering scholarships

Moreno Valley Unified School District has partnered with BLU Education Foundation to provide scholarships. It’s a $143,000 grant opportunity. The Expanding Financial Aide initiative is a one-year grant through June 2014. The grant provides 10 new scholarships that amount to… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

trustee map

Palm Springs school district to consider…

PALM SPRINGS — Justin Blake, a nine-year member of the Palm Springs Unified School Board, announced Tuesday night that he would not seek re-election in 2014. Blake, who made the announcement during a board meeting he attended via speakerphone, said… Read full article at The Desert Sun

students attend the 12th Annual College and Career Convention

NATIONAL: College admission offers may get easier…

The population dip won't bust open the doors to Stanford, Harvard, UCLA and other highly selective campuses. But many experts predict it will be somewhat easier to obtain admission offers from many good, even competitive, schools. And colleges, particularly private… Read full article at Los Angeles Times