Ovidio Machado retires as athletic director…

Ovidio Machado asked the question many in the high school sports world have been asking the last two months. “An athletic director without sports, what does he do,?” Machado laughed. That’s the problem Machado, the athletic director at Indio High… Read full article at The Desert Sun

CalRTA awards scholarships to Coachella Valley…

The California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA) recently awarded seven local high school graduates $1,000 apiece to apply to their college funding. Recipients included Katherine Dolan of Palm Desert High School, Sophia Gonzales of Shadow Hills High School and Emma Ortiz,… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Valley high school graduations: A guide…

Valley high school seniors are graduating after a school year that was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior activities were cancelled, due to social distancing orders that shut down the country, but graduation celebrations are still set to… Read full article at The Desert Sun

UC, Cal State university systems sued…

The California State University and University of California systems have profited from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic by refusing to refund unused portions of their campus fees, a pair of lawsuits filed Tuesday, April 28, in Los Angeles and Oakland allege.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Cash-strapped Bay Area school district braces…

The financial fallout from the coronavirus is threatening the budgets of all California schools, but cash-strapped districts like West Contra Costa Unified may be hit the hardest. The district was already spending beyond its means prior to COVID-19, and estimated… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California college students fear pandemic will…

Most of California’s college students are concerned the coronavirus pandemic will prevent them from graduating. An Education Trust poll, released Thursday, found 77% of college students nationally and 75% of California students had concerns about staying on track to graduate… Read full article at EdSource

Schools should encourage but not require…

Students should be encouraged but not required to use face coverings when California schools reopen for classroom instruction, according to a draft of “interim guidance” from the state obtained by EdSource. However, all staff should use face coverings, according to… Read full article at EdSource

CIF-SS commissioner Rob Wigod is open…

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on and high school sports in California remain on hold, CIF Southern Section commissioner Rob Wigod and his office will play a key role in the eventual return of athletics. Though it remains unclear when… Read full article at The Desert Sun

No prom. No awards night. No…

Isolated at home during the coronavirus pandemic with almost no chance for a prom or graduation ceremony, Eagle Rock High School senior Lincoln Debenham had an idea. He tweeted a message to former President Barack Obama, asking if he would… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

City approves Class of 2020 graduation…

As the COVID-19 climate continues to have an impact on various public and private sectors of life around Blythe and the greater Palo Verde Valley community, local Class of 2020 families now have a clearer picture of what this year’s… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times