Wall of Honor Corona-Norco USD office

Wall of Honor salutes alumni in…

In the lobby of the Corona-Norco Unified School District’s Norco headquarters, a large monitor hangs on the wall. But it’s no mere television screen or computer. The electronic Wall of Honor commemorates more than 130 district alumni in the military.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Ellen DeGeneres

‘Ellen’ show features Indio teacher Michelle…

INDIO — A local kindergarten teacher and her husband were pulled on stage during a Wednesday episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” where DeGeneres announced that one her sponsors would donate $15,000 to Carrillo Ranch Elementary School, an Indio campus… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Rancho Mirage Elementary School

Palm Springs Unified calendar plan changes…

PALM SPRINGS — West valley schools have abandoned a plan to bring a controversial calendar to all schools, shifting focus instead to schedules that are much more traditional. Currently, Palm Springs Unified School District is split between two calendars, but… Read full article at The Desert Sun

STATE: Foundation launches $50-million project to support…

California's largest healthcare foundation Wednesday announced a $50-million initiative to support minority boys and young men, saying the odds against their succeeding in school and in future careers were staggering. The California Endowment said the seven-year project would aim to… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STEP Conference at Bourns Technology Center

Education: Science And Technology Conference

Every industry needs more high-tech workers. That’s why organizers created the Science and Technology Education Partnership Conference to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, its co-chairman John Fishell said. The 2013 conference in Riverside is expected to attract… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

QR codes on student art

Riverside students’ art talks to viewers

Students at Sierra Middle School recently completed “state of the art” projects — talking artwork. Seventh-graders in Beth Yeager’s art classes finished a unit on artist Georgia O’Keeffe in which they created giant abstract flowers using oil pastels. Yeager selected… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

RUSD Offices

Election by trustee areas starts

Board experience vs. new blood and attention to students in the lower half of academic rankings are among issues in two races for the Riverside school board. This is the first election by trustee areas instead of atlarge for the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

RUSD Interim Dep Superintendent, Mike Fine

School board names interim superintendent

Deputy Superintendent Mike Fine will be Riverside Unified School District’s interim superintendent beginning Nov. 4. The Riverside school board voted unanimously to name Fine to the top job during a brief meeting behind closed doors Tuesday, Oct. 8, board President… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

mother of Life School speaks

District won’t revive adult program

Riverside Unified School District won’t fund or reopen the Life School special education class for adults, despite requests to reconsider the decision. Officials are telling parents to take their developmentally disabled sons and daughters to a different program. Inland Regional… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Fernando Cano with teacher Valeria Graham

Young scholar’s motivation is a reunited…

A month after becoming a teenager, Fernando Cano saw his parents taken away in handcuffs. His mom and dad were picked up and deported to Mexico when he was in seventh grade. “I woke up to dreadful screams,” the Riverside… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise