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.

STATE: Amid coronavirus threat, UC Irvine and other schools…

Last summer, Andie Yu arrived in Beijing for a yearlong program at Peking University. The UC Irvine computer science student from Las Vegas was eager to improve her Mandarin and gain experience to be a more competitive job candidate in… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: UC Irvine set to start construction on $185-million…

UC Irvine will begin construction this month on a state-of-the-art 9-acre health sciences complex for integrative patient care, training and research, the university said Monday. The site — on the corner of Bison and California avenues adjacent to the UCI… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: 8 tips to launch an esports program in…

It may lack sweat equity, but it’s up there with even the most physically demanding of sports. Esports, the competitive side of video gaming, is exploding. And K-12 schools are buying in, because esports is not only fun, but also… Read full article at eSchool News

Here are Students of the Month from Hemet,…

Six high school students from the Hemet Unified School District and San Jacinto Unified School District were recently recognized as Students of the Month for January at an awards breakfast at the Sizzler restaurant in Hemet. They are Daniel Rojas… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

SJUSD holds annual spelling bee

SAN JACINTO – San Jacinto Unified School District held their annual district spelling bee Jan. 30, in preparation of sending a champion to the Riverside County spelling bee, March 24, at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center. Temo “Ethan”… Read full article at The Valley News

$10,000 gift to cover school lunch debt for…

Fresh n’ Lean recently contributed $10,000 to the Riverside Unified School District’s nutrition services department to cover unpaid lunch debt for 90 students. The contribution is part of the company’s #freshstart campaign. The school district’s nutrition services department provides healthy… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Metals help Central School students nail top honors…

A couple of budding scientists at Central Elementary School in Banning performed tests with substances on corroded iron, and garnered top honors in the group division of the Banning school district’s annual science fair. Essentially, fourth-graders and professed best friends… Read full article at Record Gazette

UC audit prompted by scandal finds flaws with…

The University of California is rolling out additional reforms of its admissions process after finding significant problems in how campuses track decisions to admit athletes, artists and students who do not meet minimum UC eligibility requirements, according to a review… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Police arrest 2 teenagers in deaths of 2…

UNION CITY, Calif. — Two teenage gang members have been arrested and charged in the November killings of two boys that stunned a San Francisco Bay Area community, authorities announced Friday. Jason Cornejo, 18, of Castro Valley, and a 17-year-old… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

DAP honoree Garry Kief loves giving back to…

The 26th annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards were held Saturday Feb. 8, and as with every year, Desert AIDS Project celebrated those in our community who step up to make a difference. The honorees given special awards this year were… Read full article at The Desert Sun

“Fabulous Fashion and Song’ to benefit Tools for…

Hollywood Revisited, the dazzling musical and costume stage show, returns Wednesday, Feb. 26, with “Fabulous Fashion and Song from the Silver Screen,” a new program of songs and costumes from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Last year’s crowd was thrilled to see… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Desert Community Foundation Celebrates 21 Years of Giving

This year, 2020, the Desert Community Foundation (DCF) celebrates 21 years of charitable giving and crossing a milestone of $44 million in grant-making to the Coachella Valley. Last year, more than $1 million was awarded to dozens of local charitable… Read full article at The Desert Sun