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

No lecture halls here: Inside College…

College of the Desert (COD) has always prioritized workforce education. Its commitment to innovative and responsive practices has helped COD grow exponentially over the course of its 60-year existence, pursuing educational programs that benefit the local economy and students. In… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Isabel Munoz-Orozco talks to report on News Channel3

PSHS students form the valley’s first…

PALM SPRINGS, Calif.- - Palm Springs High School has started its own mariachi band thanks to one student. PSHS debuted their mariachi band last night as part of the Spanish Honor Society induction ceremony. The idea all stemmed by Isabel… Read full article at KESQ News

District issues statement relating to fire-related…

INDIO, Calif.- - Yesterday, a fire at the abandoned Ralph's supermarket on the 81000 block of Highway 111 sent massive black plumes of smoke billowing into the sky and fortunately, caused no injuries. The blaze did, however, cause quite a… Read full article at KESQ News

Rotary club takes active role in…

On Teacher Appreciation Day (May 8), the Sierra Dawn Rotary Club showed their appreciation to Jacob Wiens Elementary teachers and staff by cooking up a pancake breakfast in their honor. This is not the first time the rotary has been… Read full article at The Valley Chronicle

STATE: California lacks system to track students…

As students from Sacramento City Unified School District start applying to college this fall, Superintendent Jorge Aguilar will know a lot about where they ended up enrolling and eventually whether they graduated. Thanks to a partnership with neighboring community colleges… Read full article at EdSource