State Board of Education President Mike…

State Board of Education President Michael Kirst, whom Jerry Brown brought into state government after his election to a first term as governor 44 years ago, will go out with Brown when he retires later this year. Brown’s contemporary at… Read full article at EdSource

NATIONAL: 17 people were injured when a…

More than a dozen students at a high school in a Nashville suburb were injured along with their teacher when a science experiment turned into a chemical fire, sending nine people to the hospital. Merrol Hyde Magnet School, a K-12… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: FIRST Robotics Championship Boosts Diversity

High school senior Michael Okrah wants to study engineering, a choice that he credits to the FIRST Robotics Championship, recently held in Detroit and Houston. "When I first came (to Frederick Douglass Academy), I didn't quite know what I wanted… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: See Who Attends the Best Public…

Attending a strong high school can help students prepare for college. Some schools offer International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement courses, for example, which can help students get ready for college-level academics. Not all families have lots of public high school… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: Can Education Produce More Civically Engaged…

U.S. public schools were founded on the principle that there is a common good in acquiring the knowledge and skills to be effective citizens. But despite that belief—or perhaps because it's so ingrained in our thinking about schools—there just isn't… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Democrats Slam Plan to Close Hundreds…

More than 30 Democrats in Congress are calling on Puerto Rico's governor to put the brakes on plans to close hundreds of public schools on the island. In their Monday letter to Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, the lawmakers say that closing… Read full article at Education Week

students wearing FFA uniforms hold plaques

Heritage FFA members Cisney, Wright win…

Two members of the Heritage High School chapter of Future Farmers of America recently won state awards at the 90th California FFA Leadership Conference in Anaheim. Kelsi Cisney won the Vegetable Production Proficiency Award for the hydroponic tower garden she… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

Riverside County All-Academic Team 2018

Riverside County’s top 20 students boast…

These 20 students are among Riverside County’s brightest young minds. They were honored recently as the 2018 Riverside County Top Academic Scholars, the top graduating seniors from each school district with high schools. These students boast high GPAs, near-perfect SAT… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Inland education programs win grants to…

Six Inland programs have won cash grants for programs that help students further their educations. The 2018 Growing Inland Achievement Innovation Awards went to organizations committed to making progress in meeting the goals of the group, which is to achieve… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

PVSUD Board to consider CSBA’s statewide…

At the May 1 Palo Verde Unified School District (PVUSD) Board of Trustees meeting, Board Vice President Jamie Mullion highlighted a current initiative being spearheaded by the California School Boards Association (CSBA) to raise school funding across the state to… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times