Diversity breakfast celebrates legacy of Harvey…

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - The legacy of politician and LGBT activist Harvey Milk was celebrated during the annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast in Palm Springs Friday, 40 years after he and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated. The seventh… Read full article at KESQ News

Chaparral students learn about the dangers…

Students at Chaparral High School discovered the dangers of driving under the influence with an "Every 15 Minutes" presentation held May 1. The students were presented with a real-life car accident scenario involving an intoxicated teen driver, who didn't take… Read full article at The Valley News

STATE: Apple wants Bay Area-based blind, deaf…

FREMONT — Apple wants to teach students how to code — regardless of their ability to see and hear. Apple announced on Thursday it is partnering with the California School for the Blind and the California School for the Deaf,… Read full article at San Jose Mercury News

STATE: Education Writers’ Conference Weighs School Violence,…

Education journalists from across the nation gathered here this week with a focus on diversity in their profession, recent activism by teachers, and the scourge of school violence, among other topics. The Education Writers Association's top award for education reporting… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Survey Finds Majority of K-3 Teachers…

Sometimes there seems to be a disconnect between educators who work with children prior to elementary school and those who teach in the early grades, but new survey results find a strong connection between the two groups. The National Association… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Trump Wants to Ax After-School Funding.…

Eighteen years ago, Angela Henry decided to leave her job with an insurance company to head up an after-school program near her home in southeastern Kansas. Her parents and sister urged her to reconsider. At the time, Henry was a… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Advocates to Betsy DeVos: Give Educators…

Eight organizations—representing state chiefs, parents, local superintendents, and principals as well as school social workers, counselors, and psychologists—want U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to give their members a voice when it comes to the work of the president's school… Read full article at Education Week

Lorenzo Contrera stands in a libraary holding two books

Yearlong marathon of millions of words

As of Monday, Lorenzo Contreras has read 5,620,592 words since school began in August. The fifth-grader at Hoffer Elementary School in Banning is likely to surpass six million words by the time the school year ends May 31. And he… Read full article at Record Gazette

Aaminah Artiaga smiles wearing ball gown and Ms, Beaumont sash

Miss Beaumont Queen pageant draws supportive…

Aaminah Artiaga, a 16-year-old sophomore at Beaumont High School who plans to major in photography and design at New York University, was named Miss Beaumont 2018 Saturday night during the annual pageant at the Chatigny Center in Beaumont. Her court… Read full article at Record Gazette

5 sickened by chemistry class mishap…

Four students and a teacher in a chemistry class at Valley View High in Moreno Valley were sickened Tuesday, May 15, when the mixing of incompatible chemicals produced a cloud of gas. The teacher and three students suffered nausea; another… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise