Elementary students smiles as she accepts a laptop from Dr. Guillermo Valenzuela

Inland doctor ready to hand out…

Free laptops will again be going to 18 Riverside students. The giveaways are part of Dr. Guillermo Valenzuela’s 11th annual TECH Scholarship Program, which encourages youths to get college degrees. Since the Inland physician began the program more than a… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

students wearing match shirts gather outside Rising Stars building

Moreno Valley’s Rising Stars academy gives…

When Alicia Berridge, a former LAPD officer and former investigator in the Riverside Public Defender’s office moved to Moreno Valley, she discovered there was a tremendous need for alternative programming for students who had aged out or been expelled from… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

teachers pose holding crystal apples and wearing leis

Crystal Apple Awards for seven high…

Teachers from six high schools recently received the Crystal Apple Award sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Jurupa Valley. They are Brittany Appleby of Norco High School, Danielle Ortiz of Patriot High School, Angela Ali… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Cathedral City teen arrested for firing…

Teachers from six high schools recently received the Crystal Apple Award sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Jurupa Valley. They are Brittany Appleby of Norco High School, Danielle Ortiz of Patriot High School, Angela Ali… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

CHP searching for driver who struck…

MECCA, Calif. - A driver who struck a school bus carrying 66 children in Mecca today, then fled the scene, was being sought by authorities. The California Highway Patrol is seeking the driver of a white sedan that rear-ended a… Read full article at KESQ News

STATE: Teacher who accidentally fired gun at…

The Monterey County high school teacher who accidentally fired a gun during a lecture on "public safety awareness" has publicly apologized for the classroom incident that injured three students. Dennis Alexander, who also serves as mayor pro tem of Seaside,… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Teacher, her students deal with delayed…

When Toll Middle School teacher Maria Capdevilla had to take an extended leave from her classroom, her students began to chatter: Had she been deported? Would she ever return? What could they do to help? "Middle school can be like… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: John Burroughs students tackle affordable housing…

Finding solutions to the housing shortfall in Burbank has been a difficult task for its City Council and has proven to be a challenging topic for a group of high school students. The John Burroughs High School chapter of Junior… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Nearly 20 Percent of Teachers Would…

Three surveys in the last week—by Gallup, the National Education Association, and Teach Plus—all came to the same conclusion: Most teachers do not want to be armed. According to an online Gallup Panel survey of about 500 U.S. teachers, for… Read full article at Education Week

STATE: A Look at How Principals Really…

The nation's more than 90,000 principals are key to the long-term success of their schools—but maybe not in the way they might think, according to a new analysis by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research. Principals are the… Read full article at Education Week