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.

San Manuel tribe donates $1.28 million to UC…

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians near Highland is giving UC Riverside a $1.28 million grant, partly to help fund its Gathering of the Tribes Summer Residential Program. During the past 13 years, more than 500 Native American high… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Countywide FAFSA Completion Initiative Is Adopted Statewide In…

In 2012, the Lumina Foundation reported that the Inland Empire in Southern California had the lowest college degree attainment rate of any large metropolitan area in the country. Unaware of this statistic, the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) had… Read full article at Forbes

Volunteers help store over 5,000 flags honoring fallen…

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - Families and volunteers gathered at Patriot Park in Cathedral City on Saturday for a closing ceremony honoring our valley's veterans. Over 5,000 flags have lined the park as part of the annual tradition during the week… Read full article at KESQ News

School district culture largely to blame for not…

Every day, Terri Miller receives a spate of Google alerts on her iPhone informing her that, somewhere in the U.S., a teacher or other school employee has been accused of sexually abusing one or more students. “They come in sometimes… Read full article at OC Register

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Event urges Riverside girls to ponder science careers

Consider science. That was the message of a day-long event Thursday, Nov. 15, at Bourns Inc. in Riverside. The Inspire Her Mind sessions encouraged girls in the Riverside Unified School District to take interest in robotics and science-related careers. Some… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

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Hemet and San Jacinto school districts honor October…

HEMET – Students from Hemet and San Jacinto school districts were recognized Oct. 18, as Students of the Month at an awards breakfast at the Sizzler restaurant in Hemet. Students were selected from Hemet High School, West Valley High School,… Read full article at The Valley News

SJUSD’s Matt Hixson considers offer from Hawkins County…

SAN JACINTO – Pending contract negotiations, San Jacinto Unified School District's assistant superintendent of personnel services, Matt Hixson, has tentatively accepted the position of director of schools, equivalent to the superintendent, for the Hawkins County Board of Education in Rogersville,… Read full article at The Valley News

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Hemet High School culinary team wins first place…

HEMET – Hemet High School students in the school's culinary Career Technical Education class won first place in the Culinary Chopped Competition at the Perris Southern California Fair, Oct. 7. It was the first time Hemet High was represented at… Read full article at The Valley News

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Temecula high school students tackle tough issues at…

John Ervin Najera described how fear, depression and anxiety are gripping today’s young people. Anjali Sivanandan spoke about biased media coverage of Muslims and the negative consequences of cultural misperceptions. Tuesday Villalba-Aglupos shared how she struggled with self-image as a… Read full article at The Valley News

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Banning students trot for turkey, pie and medals

Students at Hemmerling Elementary in Banning sprinted hard for Thanksgiving glory in the school’s Turkey Trot on Friday, Nov. 16. And the winners received delicious prizes that could fuel their performances the next time they race. Eight students — the… Read full article at source

Local 8th grader & her teacher pack up…

Earlier this week we spoke with an 8th grader at Palm Valley School and her teacher who collected donations after some had family members lose everything because of the wildfires. After receiving donations of clothes, toiletries, and gift cards from… Read full article at KESQ News

MVHS Students Get Hands on Training

On Thursday, November 1 the Riverside Fire Department held a hands on demonstration at Moreno Valley High School to train students on how to properly use a fire extinguisher. Participating students first took a class in the campus lecture hall… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

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Students Helping Students Have a Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving somehow isn’t the same without the traditional foods. And while some take the feast for granted, knowing some of their fellow students and their families would not have that special meal without a helping hand was not something a… Read full article at KMIR TV Palm Springs