Alvord school employee tests positive for…

An employee of the Alvord Unified School District tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and six other staff members are being assessed as a precaution, according to the district. Alvord, which serves the western Riverside area and part of northeast… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Education and Coronavirus: What’s the Latest?

Monday, March 23, 9:15 a.m. Schools at California’s largest school district, Los Angeles Unified, will stay closed until at least May 1, superintendent Austin Beutner said in a statement Monday morning. Schools in the district, which enroll more than 600,000… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: What California parents and students should…

Q: How many districts have closed schools in California? A: Gov. Newsom’s March 19 stay at home order ensures that the last remaining schools that were open last week will be closed as of Monday affecting all of the state’s… Read full article at EdSource

Banning continues to feed students, opens…

Schools may officially be closed until April 30 at the earliest, but Banning Unified School District wants its families to know that brunches will still be served to its students. According to Reanna Liversage, district nutrition technician, food service at… Read full article at Record Gazette

Judy White honored as Rotary citizen…

The Palm Desert Rotary Club honored Judy White, Riverside County superintendent of schools, as the Rotary Citizen of the year on Tuesday, March 10. The annual citizen of the year ceremony took place at Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm… Read full article at The Desert Sun

STATE: Some California college students find refuge…

California’s public universities and colleges have moved most courses online to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Still, dorms remain open for some like homeless, foster, out-of-state, international students or those who have nowhere else to turn. Read full article at EdSource

Blythe blood drive to be held…

With Blythe's resident Community Center currently closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) policies and mandates, the LifeStream blood bank organization has switched locations for the upcoming community drive in Blythe. The community blood drive is now scheduled to… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

Parents cope with sudden school closures

The thought that the school year may end in the middle of March was likely something that occurred to no one back in August when local public schools opened for the fall semester. But it’s a reality that came crashing… Read full article at The Valley News

‘I’ve never even been through anything…

With all Riverside County schools closed through at least April 30 to limit the transmission of the coronavirus, Coachella Valley school districts are trying to provide both educational supplies and emotional support to students and families. “We’re flying the plane… Read full article at The Desert Sun