STATE: Founder and CEO of embattled Inspire…

SAN DIEGO — The founder and Chief Executive of the embattled Inspire charter school network has resigned, Inspire officials have announced. The resignation of Herbert “Nick” Nichols on Friday comes after seven county superintendents, including those from Los Angeles and… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Beaumont school district plans to expand…

The Beaumont school district will concentrate on plans to expand the current Beaumont High School site rather than explore the possibility of constructing a second high school. The board held a special study session on Sept. 24 before its regular… Read full article at Record Gazette

All Coachella Valley Unified schools will…

All schools in the Coachella Valley Unified School District will be closed Friday and the Victory Bell game will be moved to Indio, a day after 25 students were sickened and four schools were shut down due to the fumes… Read full article at The Desert Sun

US Rep. Raul Ruiz to tour…

U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz will tour the burning Thermal dump on Sunday, nearly a week after it caught fire and emitted noxious fumes that sickened more than two dozen students and teachers at nearby schools, prompting the Coachella Valley Unified… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Highlighting student successes, contests this weekend

Horizon of Lights, a nonprofit, student-run business operated out of Darlene Purcell’s classroom at New Horizons High School celebrated five years of success last Thursday. The students in the Horizon of Lights program handcraft eco-friendly shampoo bars, soaps, and soy… Read full article at Record Gazette

Broncos Band did some bustin’ at…

For a high school band — perhaps any kind of band, for that matter — “Scheherazade” (pronounced something like “sha-hair-uh-zod”) is no simple piece. The name comes from a female character in “One Thousand and One Nights,” and the somewhat… Read full article at Record Gazette

Thermal’s ongoing Martinez Fire has sickened…

The Martinez Fire was first reported Monday at Sun Valley Recycling Center in Thermal, site of numerous fires over the years. This week, the ongoing fire has created smoke that has blanketed the eastern end of the Coachella Valley for… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Max Borbon’s leukemia is in remission…

On the walls inside the weight room at La Quinta High School are lists of names highlighting those who’ve lifted the most weight since the school opened in 1994. There’s records for bench press, squat, clean and every other kind… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Thermal dump fire sickens 25 students,…

Twenty-five students were sickened by smoke coming from a Thermal dump fire that forced four schools to shut down Thursday morning in the eastern Coachella Valley. Cal Fire Capt. Fernando Herrera said the smoke affected students who attend Desert Mirage… Read full article at The Desert Sun

‘Help! Polluted air!’ Desert Mirage High…

The barrage of emails that landed in the inboxes of trustees of the Coachella Valley Unified School District and other officials came all at once on Tuesday. Nearly 50 students from Desert Mirage High School issued pleas for a solution… Read full article at The Desert Sun