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.

Early morning fire burns modular classroom at Valley…

Riverside County firefighters contained a fire that burned a modular classroom at Valley View Elementary School in Coachella early Monday morning. The structure fire was reported Monday before 6 a.m., according to a tweet from Cal Fire. No injuries have… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Moreno Valley Special Election MVUSD

A special election for Moreno Valley Unified School District Trustee Area 5 was held on May 7, 2019 upon the resignation of Evan Morgan. He resigned his position following criminal charges that Morgan said he feared would distract from his… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

Student with loaded gun taken into custody at…

A Desert Hot Springs High School student was taken into custody by police on Friday after security officers found a loaded gun in the student's backpack. According to district spokeswoman Joan Boiko, security officers discovered the gun Friday morning after… Read full article at The Desert Sun

young woman steers single person boat on still water

Solar Cup 200-meter sprint races cap weekend of…

A weekend of Southern California youth boat racing at the Metropolitan Water District’s annual Solar Cup competition concluded Sunday, May 19, with 200-meter sprint races. The Oxford Academy, based in Cypress, won first place in the veterans’ division after the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Palm Drive has a new traffic signal and…

Anyone venturing in and out of Desert Hot Springs by way of Palm Drive should have noticed a traffic signal being installed at Camino Aventura. As per usual whenever new signals pop up, the question needs to be asked: When… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Four students honored holding certificates

Students of the Month, for the year

Four students won scholarships at the third annual Student of the Year Dinner held May 8 at the Four Seasons community in Beaumont. Students who were invited to the ceremony had previously been a Student of the Month at their… Read full article at Record Gazette

Parents opposed to comprehensive sex education pull children…

Hundreds of parents opposed to California’s comprehensive sex education curriculum staged so-called “SeXXX Ed” rallies outside county education department offices across Southern California, Friday, May 17, demanding the state stop exposing their children to sexual content including conversations about homosexuality… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

young woman poses for portrait wearing graduation gown

Volunteers help high school foster youths with their…

High school foster youths in Riverside County got a helping hand for their senior portraits. About 40 volunteers — including make-up artists, hair stylists and photographers — assisted in staging High School Senior Portrait Day to give participating students photos… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Poly High’s Class of 1927 had many big…

Every few years, a class of high-school students comes along that is known for having a greater-than-average number of notable members, and oftentimes is also a very close class – meaning that the members were great friends and kept in… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

This Fontana school is making gardens grow with…

Fontana elementary students are learning more about how to protect the environment with the help of unusual classroom pets — worms. Throughout her teaching career, Mary Carlson has looked for ways to fill any gaps in her student’s education. At… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Mayor’s Weekly Message 70

Dear Moreno Valley Residents, As your Mayor, and as an educator, one of my main priorities is creating economic opportunities for the young people of our community. I am a firm believer in the saying that the best social program… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

Leaving a legacy behind in the valley

As three friends graduate San Jacinto Valley Academy to attend the University of California Los Angeles this year, they are leaving a legacy behind for other students. Bailey Banks, Matthew Howell and Briana Salinas didn’t seriously think UCLA would accept… Read full article at The Valley Chronicle

TVUSD to host first Community Resource Fair

Temecula Valley Unified School District will host the district’s first-ever Community Resource Fair, in partnership with HOPE Collaborative and Murrieta Valley Unified School District, which is designed to showcase the work and resources available to TVUSD families. The free event… Read full article at The Valley News