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.

NATIONAL: Secret Service rolls out new ways to identify…

The Secret Service – known for protecting the president – is now using their expertise to protect schools in the wake of a spate of deadly mass shootings. The new guidelines on enhancing school safety are based on research from… Read full article at ABC News

NATIONAL: After Supreme Court Blow, Defiant Union Looks Ahead

On the drive from the airport to downtown Minneapolis, where the National Education Association held its annual convention last week, cars passed a billboard that proclaimed it “Teachers’ Independence Day.” “No more forced union fees,” said the billboard, referring to… Read full article at Education Week

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Hemet Unified and San Jacinto Unified school districts…

HEMET – Student of the Month recipients from Hemet Unified and San Jacinto Unified school districts attended a dinner at Soboba Country Club Thursday, May 10. From that pool of students, the Student of the Year scholarship recipients were chosen… Read full article at The Valley News

Longtime Educator and Leader Named Vice Chancellor

Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Susan Mills, Ph.D., as Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Strategic Planning. She will begin her new assignment at the District Office on July 2. Mills has been employed… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

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Succeeding in Life Without Sight

When Mirna Campos was born premature after only eight months in the womb, she was immediately placed in an incubator for 20 days. Unfortunately, the lights meant to help her develop further were far too bright and her corneas were… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

Battle ramps up to convince California school employees…

Backers of the landmark lawsuit that has the potential to substantially diminish the power of public employee unions in California and nationally are not sitting back reveling in the victory they won on the Supreme Court late last month. The… Read full article at EdSource

NATIONAL: Newport-Mesa to gather input from parents on middle…

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District will host parent meetings this summer to collect public input on plans to modify how math classes are offered to middle school students. A meeting is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 22 with two more in… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: L.A. Community College trustees assailed for seating a…

A crowd of protesters assailed Los Angeles Community College District trustees Wednesday for selecting a Latino man over three African American women to fill a vacant board seat. The board’s choice of David Vela, a former Montebello school board member… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: UC opens doors to record number of Californians,…

The University of California opened its doors to a record number of Californians for fall 2018, led by growth in transfer students from across the state, according to preliminary data released Wednesday. The public research university’s nine undergraduate campuses offered… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Construction workers receive $1.1M payout in wage theft…

More than 100 construction workers who helped build Browning High School in Long Beach received an average of about $7,200 in restitution in a settlement of a wage theft case against an Orange County subcontractor that was founded to have… Read full article at Weekly News

STATE: California officials confident they’ve cut deal in dispute…

California’s State Board of Education is a signature away from finally complying with the nation’s main education law for public schools, ending a year of protracted disagreement between Sacramento and Washington. But while moving forward on the federal Every Student… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Oak Park Unified School District shuts down due…

OAK PARK, Calif. (KABC) -- The Oak Park Unified School District in Ventura County was shut down on Wednesday due to a potential threat made against the district, officials said. Leslie Heilbron, the district's assistant superintendent, said she was notified… Read full article at ABC News