In The News

The following collection of education related articles gleaned from local and national newspapers is provided to educators as a service of the Riverside County Office of Education.

CIF cheerleading competition comes to Riverside

Spirit, spirit, they heard it. Cheerleaders from 89 high schools across Southern California were scheduled to compete Saturday, Jan. 11, at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside. The day-long CIF Southern Section Traditional Cheer Championships included cheerleaders from each… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Out with the old, in with the new:…

After more than a year of construction and renovations, Vail Elementary School in Temecula officially celebrated the opening of its reworked campus with a grand re-opening Saturday, Jan. 11. The elementary school is one of the oldest in the Temecula… Read full article at The Valley News

State funding brings a new ‘pool’ of money…

The long-awaited matching funds from the State of California for construction of Liberty High School has finally been committed to the Perris Union High School District, a district official said last week. Candace Reines, deputy superintendent of PUHSD, said the… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

MUSD board prepares to take on unification bid…

There have been no discussions in the last 16 months between officials of the K-8 Menifee Union School District and the Perris Union High School District about MUSD’s desire to take two of PUHSD’s high schools into a Menifee Unified… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

Coffee, Spelling, More Round Out DSUSD School Year

There are six months left in the 2019-2020 school year. Please join us at some or all of these events. First up is coffee. January 14: Bailey & Coffee, Carl’s Junior, Indio, 7:00-8:00 am See the flier and coupon by… Read full article at Uken Report

Mother Says Child Was Told She Stinks And…

“It’s 2020 not 1920, you cannot just say anything you want to say to a child. I’m not going to be scared of you because I’m not,” said concerned parent Brenda Holley. Brenda Holley upset over how she says her… Read full article at KMIR TV Palm Springs

Bus service to be restored for high school…

Palm Springs Unified School District responded to the growing concerns from parents in North Palm Springs neighborhoods. The issue, a lack of school bus service. The Palm Springs Unified School District eliminated bus service for high school students more than… Read full article at KESQ News

Riverside event salutes 14 people, 1 group for…

Fourteen people and one community group were honored in Riverside last month for the Day of Inclusion. In California, since 2011, the day commemorates Dec. 17, 1943, when Congress enacted the Magnuson Act, also known as the Chinese Exclusion Repeal… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Temecula Valley High student twice targeted by racist…

A Temecula Valley High School senior targeted with racist graffiti on campus alleges that school administrators are trying to silence her comments — verbally and on social media — about racism. Now, Solona Husband is leading a Temecula Valley High-sponsored… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Should fighting students always be arrested? Moreno Valley…

Arrests of students who fight at Moreno Valley Unified School District campuses will continue despite the belief by district officials that putting students in the criminal justice system is the wrong solution. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department arrested several students… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Moreno Valley schools win $150,000 STEM grant

Moreno Valley schools have won a $150,000 grant for STEM programs. The NEA Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving public education, made the awards to the Moreno Valley Unified School District and to a school system in Wisconsin. The money… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Locals support federal ban on flavored e-cigs, but…

The Trump administration took a definitive step last week toward curbing youth vaping, calling for a ban on the manufacture and sale of most flavored e-cigarette cartridges, which health advocates claim entice teenagers into consuming dangerous levels of nicotine. Starting… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

‘At-Promise’? Can a New Term for ‘At-Risk’ Change…

At 17, Shira Parker has faced family substance abuse, homelessness, and disrupted schooling. But don’t call Parker an “at-risk” student. “When people refer to students being at-risk, I do feel like it puts negative expectations on these students,” said Parker,… Read full article at Education Week

Children make their own snow at the Western…

Close to 100 elementary school children took advantage of creating magic snow, making snow slime and learning the science of hot chocolate and more “winter science” presented by the Western Science Center Saturday, Jan. 4. The center presented the program… Read full article at The Valley News