NATIONAL: Schools See Steep Drop in Librarians,…

American schools—particularly those serving black and Latino students—have seen a precipitous drop in their school librarians since the Great Recession. The nation’s public school districts have lost 20 percent of their librarians and media specialists since 2000, from more than… Read full article at Education Week

student looks at sculpture on display in art gallery

From frogs to flamingos to faces,…

Some drew faces, including that of a wrinkled man. One stacked the faces of baby dolls 13 high. Another depicted a frog sitting on a branch. Still another imagined a man sitting with 16 flamingos. They are among Riverside County’s… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

2 Perris boys killed in suspected…

The two boys killed in a head-on crash Tuesday that investigators suspect was caused by street racers have been identified as brothers Dominic and Antonio Gonzalez, ages 6 and 7 respectively, authorities said. Counselors were on hand Wednesday at Manuel… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County education foundation seeks donors…

The Riverside County Office of Education Foundation is launching a Business Partners Program hoping to raise more money for students. The effort involves local, professional and industry leaders working to support the office’s pledge that all Riverside County students will… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Fire damages College of the Desert…

PALM DESERT — Fire investigators today are looking into the cause of a fire inside a building on the College of the Desert campus in Palm Desert. Riverside County firefighters responded about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday to a fire alarm in… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Auto Mall to Award Scholarships

The Moreno Valley Auto Mall and Moss Bros. Auto Group are pleased to announce $18,000 in new scholarship opportunities open to students in the Moreno Valley Unified School District. Four $1,000 scholarships, four $500 scholarships, and one car for college… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

Daytime Curfew and Truancy Enforcement

On Friday, May 4, 2018, Officers from the Moreno Valley Police Department’s School Resource Unit, in a collaborative effort with the Moreno Valley Unified School District, Juvenile Probation, and the Youth Accountability Team (YAT), conducted a city wide daytime curfew… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

STATE: A few rich charter school supporters…

California voters have seen a barrage of sunny television ads in recent weeks touting former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's record on finances, crime and education, aired by Families & Teachers for Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor 2018. But the group… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: The art of engagement: classroom management…

It doesn’t get the attention that curriculums and test scores do, but classroom management — the art and craft of keeping a room full of 20 eight-year-olds, or 35 teenagers, engaged and under control — is among the most challenging… Read full article at EdSource