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Beaumont High School presents “Cyrano de…

Beaumont High School proudly presents a Night of One Act Plays. Come and enjoy an evening of theater close to home on Saturday May 5th in the Beaumont High School Performing Arts Theater. “Cyrano de Bergerac” is set in Paris… Read full article at Record Gazette

Banning High School graduation set for…

Banning High School’s 2018 Commencement ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31 in the Banning High School Stadium. There is no charge to attend the ceremony, but guests must present a ticket at the entrance. Read full article at Record Gazette

NATIONAL: Arizona raises teachers’ pay after strike…

Arizona lawmakers pulled an all-nighter to enact a budget Thursday that provides big raises for many of the state's striking teachers, and Gov. Doug Ducey signed the teacher funding part while the House continued debating the rest of the state's… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Indio teacher arrested on child sex…

INDIO, Calif.- - A teacher from Desert Ridge Academy in Indio has been arrested for alleged sexual contact with a student, according to an Indio Police Department news release. Ruben Jesse Flores, 29, was taken into custody at his Indio… Read full article at KESQ News

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See winners of Hemet Valley Art…

The Hemet Valley Art Association recently announced the winners of its Scholarship/Art Contest for high school students in the valley. First place went to Rylee Ripley of Tahquitz High School in Hemet for her artwork “Creativity.” Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Teachers bearing arms a nonstarter for…

California voters are opposed to the idea of allowing trained teachers, administrators and other personnel to carry firearms in public schools, according to a new poll. UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies found wide support for tougher firearms restrictions among… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

STATE: Teachers union gains a foothold in…

For years, the possibility of organizing the employees of the largest charter school group in Los Angeles was an elusive goal for the teachers union. Efforts launched in 2015 sputtered out during an extended and expensive legal back-and-forth. But on… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Educators face new challenges in ‘superdiverse’…

Teachers of English learners find it challenging to communicate in classrooms where students come from a variety of language and cultural backgrounds. Some children may speak Spanish at home, while others speak Vietnamese, Punjabi or Arabic. However, learning can improve… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California university students are stretching…and it…

Cal State Los Angeles freshman Jorge Pivaral was not surprised that a placement exam he took last year showed he needed help writing at a college level. After all, in his Los Angeles high school English classes, he never was… Read full article at EdSource