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.

Best of Inland Empire 2019: Best College /…

1. Mt. San Jacinto College, Multiple locations Mt. San Jacinto College offers a range of academic programs that satisfy transfer requirements to four-year colleges and universities, as well as a variety of vocational and technical programs that focus on in-demand… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Tattoos are common in high school football, but…

Cesar Torres wanted a tattoo, but he knew that he couldn’t get it in California. Even though he had his parents' permission, he was still just 15 years old. California remains among the many states that requires an individual to… Read full article at The Desert Sun

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Freedom Writer Milestone Recognized

The Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell released their Freedom Writers Diary 20th Anniversary Edition on September 4, 2019, at Vista Del Lago High School. “The first time we did this launch in 1999 we went to a bookstore and crammed… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

Santa Rosa Academy challenges students to give back

It’s not unique news to hear that Santa Rosa Academy has a community service requirement for all students intending to graduate and receive a diploma. Like all other high schools within the surrounding districts, high school students acquire community service… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

Senator seeks students’ input on new state laws

Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Temecula, has announced the start of his annual “There Ought to be a Law” contest, seeking recommendations from Riverside County students on what laws they would like to see enacted or changed. “By asking our high school… Read full article at The Valley News

MSJC receives state funding for two STEM projects

SAN JACINTO – Mt. San Jacinto College has received funding from the California state budget for two high-priority science, technology, engineering and math building projects for its San Jacinto and Menifee Valley campuses. The funding comes from Proposition 51, which… Read full article at The Valley News

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Family engagement is the key to De Anza…

SAN JACINTO – To start the 2019-2020 school year at San Jacinto Unified School District in a slightly different way, a team of teachers at De Anza Elementary School were inspired to personally deliver, and not just make phone calls,… Read full article at The Valley News

Here’s how to help fund awards for youth…

The Southern California Fair is seeking businesses or other organizations to help fund awards that go to young people who enter livestock in the fair. This year’s fair is scheduled for Oct. 5-13 in Perris. All young people who enter… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Farmer Boys’ ‘bacon intern’ pigs out in Riverside

It was teacher versus food Thursday, Sept. 12, at a Farmer Boys restaurant in Riverside. Mona Godfrey, the chain’s “bacon intern,” spent the morning tasting burgers, sandwiches and salads spread across three tables in the dining room. The “internship” was… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Some immigrant parents fearful of using benefits as…

Lilia Ulloa of Riverside said she panicked when she first heard about the Trump Administration’s new public charge rule, which authorizes officials to consider immigrants' use of certain public benefits, including Medicaid, when deciding whether to grant them green cards.… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Grant to Help College Serve Mental Health Needs…

Riverside City College’s Health and Psychological Services received a three-year, $306,000 grant from the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act. The College was one of four institutions nationally who received this grant. The grant is managed by the Suicide Prevention Branch… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

New inclusive playground serves special needs children

The City of Menifee's efforts to be "all inclusive" and provide more services to special needs children was evident again Thursday, when the City opened its first inclusive playground. Simply put, that means it's a playground customized for use by… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

Local schools put suicide prevention hotline on student…

LA QUINTA, Calif. - In July a California law went into effect allowing middle and high schools to put the suicide prevention hotline on the back of student ID cards. News Channel 3's Caitlin Thropay asked local school districts if… Read full article at KESQ News