Kim Wilcox UCR Chancellor

UCR: New chancellor confirmed

UC Riverside’s new chancellor, Kim A. Wilcox, says he wants to improve the school’s graduation rate, increase the number of students participating in research and continue to broaden the campus’ diversity. Wilcox was unanimously confirmed Thursday, Aug. 8, during a… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Raymond Cree

Palm Springs history: Education, real estate…

PALM SPRINGS — Like many of the early Palm Springs settlers, Raymond Cree brought many talents and interests with him when he made this desert oasis his home. During his long lifetime he was a teacher, superintendent of schools, rancher,… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Architects rendering of new administration building

RCC: New administration building to rise

The demolition of rows of portable classrooms at Riverside City College was one of the first steps toward building a $32 million new Student Services and Administration Building. The Riverside Community College District approved a breakdown of the projects Tuesday… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Norco: College’s Summer Advantage Program boosts…

Norco College’s Summer Advantage Program saw a significant enrollment increase this summer, serving 280 Corona-Norco Unified School District graduating students. Last year, the program had just 30 students enrolled. Summer Advantage is a developmental model for K-12 and community college… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Board member photos

CVUSD recall group in pursuit of…

THERMAL — A recall group has 120 days to collect more than 20,000 signatures in an effort to remove five members of the Coachella Valley Unified School District’s seven-member school board. The Riverside County Registrar’s office approved paperwork submitted by… Read full article at The Desert Sun

NATIONAL: Gates pours millions in new grants…

The Gates Foundation is spending millions of dollars in new grants that will further its already vast and controversial influence on public education. After spending hundreds of millions of dollars to to develop teacher assessment systems, it is putting many… Read full article at The Washington Post

Don Young

Wildomar: Army vet pushes for education

Wildomar resident Don Young believes in giving back. The 82-year-old Army veteran and retired Ready Mix truck driver was one of the founding board members of the Lake Elsinore Valley Education Foundation, has been an active Mason for nearly 30… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Griffin Ferre

Riverside: Student compiles 13 years perfect…

Griffin Ferre has never missed a day of school. Ferre, who graduated from Poly High School in June 2013, has made a commitment to his education and it shows with his attendance, extracurricular activities and accomplishments. Ferre had perfect Riverside… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise