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.

9 Univ. of Southern California students have died…

Nine University of Southern California students have died since the start of the semester, the school said Tuesday — an unusually high rate that moved university officials to send students a letter about the issue over the weekend. Three of… Read full article at KESQ News

Nine USC students die in three months as…

LOS ANGELES — The USC community on Tuesday was mourning the deaths of nine students this semester, a figure that is greater than the total for each of the two previous academic years. University President Carol Folt — in a… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Boys & Girls Club of Menifee Valley receives…

Newport Pacific Land Co. recently presented a $5,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Menifee Valley, bringing the company’s total donations to more than $10,000 over the past three years. Dozens of children and parents were on hand… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

All new faces for Banning school board

For incumbents, the Banning Teachers Association helped newcomers sweep the election for stunning defeats. Endorsements for Leslie Sattler, Mayra Anguiano and Laura Troutman paid off, and they endorsed the appointee Lucy Martinez-Lara, who will take over for board member Alex… Read full article at Record Gazette

Palm Springs celebrates return to CIF football playoffs…

Overpowering its opponent with a potent, late-game surge, host Palm Springs won its first playoff game since 2015 with a 51-29 home win over Hillcrest High (Riverside) on Friday night. After missing the postseason last season, Palm Springs now advances… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Highland Charter Academy brings awareness to the influence…

Students in Angel Perez’s sixth through eighth grade combo class at Highland Charter Academy in Beaumont learned invaluable lessons about the role parents and adults play when they attend their children’s sporting events. After spending 5 ½ hours discussing, watching… Read full article at Record Gazette

Parents hold meeting to discuss concerns about bullying…

Parents frustrated with what they said is inaction on the part of the Temecula Valley Unified School District regarding bullying met Wednesday a west Temecula business to discuss their concerns and come up with recommendations to bring to the school… Read full article at The Valley News

Why a Lake Elsinore school play is tackling…

It’s a high school play that may make some people upset. “The Cake,” a drama being presented this week and next by the aptly named Outside the Box Players at Lake Elsinore’s Lakeside High School, centers around a common theme:… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Football takes backseat as Rancho Mirage, La Quinta…

A football game was played Friday night at La Quinta High School, but in many ways it was so much more. The focus by both the visiting Rancho Mirage team and host Blackhawks was on hospitalized Rattlers linebacker Izrael "Izzy"… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Kamala Harris introduced a bill to keep schools…

US Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris introduced legislation this week intended to align the school day with the traditional workday to reduce the burden of childcare on working families. The Family Friendly Schools Act would extend the school… Read full article at KESQ News

Appleby Elementary celebrates Day of the Dead

On Nov. 1, Felix J. Appleby Elementary School parents, students and staff overtook the courtyard area to enjoy a very special fiesta known as Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead. As a uniquely distinguished Latin American holiday celebrated with… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

Carl Love: Teen’s big idea – an on-campus…

When it comes to ideas, Nate Belliveau is your guy. There’s his game room, his smoothie shop and the tavern he hopes to run, though he doesn’t drink, because, well, he’s still in high school! Then there’s the Elsinore High… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise