Football takes backseat as Rancho Mirage,…

A football game was played Friday night at La Quinta High School, but in many ways it was so much more. The focus by both the visiting Rancho Mirage team and host Blackhawks was on hospitalized Rattlers linebacker Israel "Izzy"… Read full article at The Desert Sun

HUSD schools implement ‘no cellphone’ policy

Asking students to give up their cell phones is not a pleasant experience. Adults anticipate the negotiating, whines and eye rolls as they utter those dreaded words. However, educators are not receiving these responses at two schools in Hemet Unified… Read full article at The Valley News

Energized and audacious, Nicolet newcomer will…

Nicolet Middle School’s new principal Veronica Rodriguez is on a mission to change how the community perceives education. That includes disrupting the norm, making the educational experience relevant and interesting, and insisting that one-size-fits-all educational procedures cannot be applied neatly… Read full article at Record Gazette

This Riverside teacher knew acting was…

Sandra Ford knew that she wanted to act from the moment she could stand in front of people. “I think I just always loved pretending to be somebody else,” said the longtime Riverside resident. “I was in my first school… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

12-year-old girl to face charges in…

A 12-year-old girl will face charges in a fight captured on video in a classroom at Sunnymead Middle School in Moreno Valley, less than one month after a boy at another middle school in the school district died after authorities… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

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Riverside conference marks 20 years of…

There was talk of electrons, fiber optics and fossils. Discussions also centered on liquid nitrogen, neon gas and matter. For the 20th year, such topics took center stage at the Science & Technology Education Partnership Conference, hosted at the Bourns… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Dr. Judy D. White surprises Brenda Barreras

California names Good Hope Elementary’s Brenda…

A Perris-area kindergarten teacher is among California’s five best. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Friday, Oct. 4, that Brenda Barreras, a kindergarten teacher at Good Hope Elementary School, is one of the five 2020 California Teachers of… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Palm Springs school district ordered to…

A Riverside County jury this week awarded $380,000 to a former special education teacher in Palm Springs Unified School District who claimed he was fired in 2014 for reporting a coworker behaving inappropriately with students. The 12-0 verdict was delivered… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Landers man accused of falsely reporting…

A 31-year-old Landers man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of making a bomb threat directed at a Desert Hot Springs elementary school, according to police. Jerrett Tagger III was arrested about 90 minutes after kitchen staff at Cabot Yerxa Elementary… Read full article at The Desert Sun

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Freedom Crest students enjoy first year…

Adjusting to new environments with different rules and guidelines is never an easy task. That's especially true when you’re 5 years old and those rules come in the form of brand new schools, peers, and teachers in the form of… Read full article at Menifee 24/7