Faces & Places: 2019 ‘Back to…

On Sept. 18, Blythe’s Joe Wine Recreation Center opened its doors and welcomed both new and former Palo Verde Valley educators and administrative staff to its annual “Welcome Back” mixer. Hosted by the City of Blythe in partnership with the… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

PVUSD awards Hancock and Garcia –…

On Sept. 17, the Palo Verde Unified School District’s (PVUSD) governing board recognized Jessi Hancock and Marleny Garcia as Students of the Month. Introduced to the board by their principals, Cintia Robinson of Ruth Brown Elementary (RBES) and Judith Browder… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

Desert Sands Unified School District participates…

INDIO, Calif. - Superheroes converged on Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary School in Indio. It was all part of the "Sandy Hook Promise" national campaign against school violence. Dressed in costume, administrators, staff and students were welcoming students for class Wednesday… Read full article at KESQ News

Bullying led to Yucaipa teen’s suicide…

The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District is facing six lawsuits alleging the district doesn’t take complaints about bullying seriously. In one case, bullying apparently led to a middle school student killing herself. At least one more suit is coming. “We… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

California legislators approve 3 new bills…

Troubled by a growing trend in bullying and suicide rates among California youth, legislators this year have approved several bills aimed at protecting children and saving their lives. “Too many of us have experienced the shock and sadness of losing… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

1 in 5 California high schoolers…

About one in five California students surveyed by their school districts have thought about killing themselves, according to a new analysis by the Southern California News Group. But not every school district asks students about whether they’re considering suicide, including… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Here’s what 4 California school districts…

It takes a village to lower the number of young people who think about killing themselves, according to educators whose school districts have dramatically reduced suicide ideation rates among their student populations. In four such school districts in Southern California,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Students plan a garden at new…

Students at Springs Charter Schools’ new Del Rio Student Center in Perris are planning the planting of a community garden on the school grounds. Middle school students are taking the lead in designing the garden and writing to area businesses… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

UC Riverside students begin fall quarter…

The first day of autumn was also the first day of the quarter for nearly 25,000 students at UC Riverside on Monday, Sept. 23. The school offered admission to 24,059 California freshmen this fall — the most of any school… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Moreno Valley parents pull kids from…

Attendance at the Moreno Valley school where a 13-year-old boy was assaulted was down more than 5% — and 1% across all district schools — Friday, Sept. 20, after parents organized a walkout to protest what they call inaction by… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise