Educator from Loma Linda accused of…

A 26-year-old employee of the Riverside County Office of Education was arrested this week on suspicion of engaging in a relationship with a minor that involved sex acts, authorities said Saturday, March 7. John Torrez, of Loma Linda, was arrested… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Local child care and preschool measures…

Children’s advocates in Alameda County and the city of Sacramento are waiting on hundreds of thousands of votes from Tuesday’s election still uncounted, which could determine the fate of measures to provide more child care to low-income children. Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Oakland school board votes $18.8 million…

The Oakland School District is prepared to cut its workforce by up to 100 workers starting July 1 and may consider eliminating its police force in the future. Both issues came before the school board on Wednesday night, ensuring that… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Why bond and tax measures to…

California voters were uncharacteristically stingy this week when they rejected more than half the local school bonds and tax measures that would have funded campus facility upgrades and operations throughout the state. Of 111 school bonds on the ballot, more… Read full article at EdSource

Murrieta school employee to be tested…

Murrieta Valley High School will be closed out of an abundance of caution next week after a school employee displayed symptoms of the novel coronavirus, the school district announced Friday. According to the county, the employee, who will not be… Read full article at KESQ News

Beaumont girls soccer wins CIF championship…

On Friday night, the Beaumont High School girls soccer team defeated Charter Oak High School from Covina, 1-0, to win the CIF Championship in division 5. The Lady Cougars victory earned them the first CIF Championship for any girls program… Read full article at Record Gazette

Defensive effort results in another Paloma…

Business as usual. That was the case Thursday night, as the girls basketball team at Paloma Valley High School used a smothering defensive effort and the scoring duo of Mya Pierfax and Sydney Woodley to defeat Mission Prep, 55-32, in… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

SRPNEF’s first Nature Education Resource Forum…

More than 60 environmentally concerned educators and land conservation officers attended the first Nature Education Resource Forum presented by the Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation Saturday, Feb. 29, in Murrieta. The daylong event held at the spacious Mattson estate… Read full article at The Valley News

STATE: California K-12 schools prepare for coronavirus-related…

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after an elderly patient in Placer County, near Sacramento, died from the coronavirus. The latest developments heighten the urgency for education leaders in California, who have been exploring how to… Read full article at EdSource

Legacy is a key concept at…

In 12 seasons, Kraig Broach’s football teams at Heritage High School posted a combined record of 117-31. Over an eight-year period from 2010-17, the Patriots were 94-11, appearing in three CIF championship games and winning the title in 2013. The… Read full article at Menifee 24/7