teacher with transitional K students

Transitional kindergarten handled different ways

Transitional kindergarten continues to attract educators, perhaps growing, interest as schools start to plan for the second year of the program. Transitional kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program now required by state law for school districts… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Curriculum coach Dennis Regus

Menifee school program aids teachers and…

Hans Christensen Middle School teacher Vonda Rogers tried something new in her classroom last week. She and her students at the Menifee campus began using algebra tiles — small, brightly colored concrete representations of an algebraic equation — to begin… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Jurupa Unified School District

Jurupa school district building does triple…

The name on Jurupa Unified School District’s gleaming new building pretty much says it all: Warehouse and Professional Development Center. The 21,000-square-foot facility is doing triple duty as a combination storage warehouse for the district’s food services department, central storage… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Robert Mateau

Being Principal of the Year in…

Several years ago, Nicolet Middle School was a very different place. There were elements of gang recruitment, and problems among students that did not provide for a very safe learning environment. A visitor to Nicolet today would have no idea… Read full article at Record Gazette

Jerry Brown - 1978

STATE: In California, Son Gets Chance to…

LOS ANGELES — During a 1960s renaissance, California’s public university system came to be seen as a model for the rest of the country and an economic engine for the state. Seven new campuses opened, statewide enrollment doubled, and state… Read full article at The New York Times

NATIONAL: Education Dept. Orders Sports Access for…

The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights clarified legal obligations Friday for school districts in providing access to sports for students with disabilities. The guidance concerns Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a law that deals with the… Read full article at The New York Times

Cynthia Glover Woods, Alvord assistant superintenden

Alvord trustees hear of new academic…

New academic standards will bring “a very big change and a very big shift” to classrooms, a Riverside educator says. Alvord Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Cynthia Glover Woods updated her school board on the new curriculum this week. Students… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Gorgonio Pass

Boys & Girls Clubs backed

Banning school board members attempted Thursday night, Jan. 24, to once and for all quash rumors that the district planned to get rid of the Boys & Girls Clubs. Using state funding funneled though the school district, the non-profit organization… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

academic decathlon

Academic Decathlon to start

The 30th Annual Riverside County Academic Decathlon sponsored by the Riverside County Office of Education will begin with essay writing, speeches and interviews on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Heritage High School, 26001 Briggs Road, Menifee. More than 180 students will… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

District, school employees extend contract

MURRIETA — The Murrieta Valley Unified School District Board of Education voted Thursday to extend the tentative agreement with the union representing the classified school employees through 2015. The Board of Education ratified the extension to the collective bargaining agreement… Read full article at The Californian