STATE: In this choir classroom, every gender…

For high school students who may be shy or might not feel like they fit in, the choir room can serve as a safe haven. But at Canyon High School, director of vocal music Ariel May is taking a step… Read full article at KPCC

NATIONAL: Couple killed after warning daughter of…

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A 17-year-old in northern Virginia is facing two counts of murder for allegedly killing his girlfriend's parents after the couple tried to get their daughter to stop dating him because of his suspected neo-Nazi views, according to… Read full article at KESQ News

Group submits signatures in effort to…

The first days of 2018 will determine whether voters have the choice to push Alvord school board member Joseph Barragan out of office. Months after launching an effort to recall the Alvord Unified School District trustee — whom they accuse… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Ramona High pianist wins scholarship, will…

Oftentimes it takes up to a decade of practice to master a craft, but some people display talent even after a few short years of practice. Such is the case with Ramona High student and pianist Daniel Molina, who on… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

CSUSB Fourth Annual Founder’s Society Dinner

The Fourth Annual Founder's Society Dinner, held Dec. 4, 2017 at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, celebrated and acknowledged CSUSB Palm Desert Campus founders, donors and community partners. Medals of merit were awarded to those who donated $250,000 and… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Olive Crest Desert Communities raises $190,000…

Olive Crest Desert Communities' major fundraiser, CASINO ROYALE 'GOING ALL IN FOR OUR KIDS' was the place to be with over 200 elegantly dressed guests in black tie supporting this worthwhile nonprofit. This sold out event was not only a… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Variety of the Desert rolls out…

Do you remember your first bicycle? I remember the pink one I was given for my 9th birthday. What a thrill to finally have my own transportation. Many people at the 22nd annual Variety of the Desert bike giveaway at… Read full article at The Desert Sun

STATE: Santa Monica school district’s conflict of…

A Santa Monica school district's conflict of interest investigation has grown to include three of the board's seven members, a school district official confirmed Friday. The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District's probe initially focused on Maria Leon-Vazquez, whose husband worked… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Education Under The Tax Bill, For-Profit…

Before you head out to celebrate the holidays and welcome the new year, here is our last weekly roundup of 2017. Education under the new tax bill Graduate students can breathe easier after learning that tuition waivers will remain tax-free,… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: Dozens more selective colleges join pledge…

Dozens more selective colleges and universities have joined a pact to recruit more students from low-to-moderate income families, nearly tripling the total that launched the effort a year ago. The American Talent Initiative, as it’s known, set a goal last… Read full article at The Washington Post