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.

Ex-USC gynecologist pleads not guilty to new sex…

LOS ANGELES — USC’s former longtime campus gynecologist, who is accused of sexually assaulting 21 young women, pleaded not guilty Friday to a half-dozen new felony charges. Prosecutors filed the latest charges — five counts of sexual penetration of an… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Early Childhood Learning at DSUSD

Throughout the past several months as our students have first worked in a virtual classroom, then enjoyed summer vacation, and are returning to a new way of learning, Desert Sands Unified School District has been introducing our schools to the… Read full article at Uken Report

CSU students required to take ethnic studies course

The Board of Trustees for the California State University approved on Wednesday by a wide margin the first major change to the university system’s general education requirements in 40 years by adding an ethnic studies and social justice course. The… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Enrollment growth doesn’t justify cost of a new…

Enrollment growth alone doesn’t warrant creating a new California State University campus, according to a new study ordered by the state legislature. The CSU Board of Trustees discussed the study at their meeting Tuesday. The study examined where and how… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California districts can seek waiver for elementary schools…

Gov. Gavin Newsom didn’t mention it in his hour-long press conference on Friday, but new state guidelines banning in-school instruction in counties on a monitoring list for coronavirus infections includes a waiver provision that could exempt elementary schools. On Friday,… Read full article at EdSource

California State University board of trustees to take…

The California State University Board of Trustees Committee on Educational Policy passed a motion Tuesday, July 21, requiring ethnic studies and social justice curriculum as part of general education. The proposal marks the first change to the 23-campus university system’s… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

How UC Riverside will teach students in fall…

In his Friday, July 17, news conference, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that most K-12 classes in California will be online, at least until there’s sustained success lowering coronavirus infection rates in their counties. What college will look like in the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Learning Institute Offers Virtual Summer Classes

PALM DESERT – If you’re tired of watching Netflix, playing Trivial Pursuit or any host of activities during the COVID-19 shutdowns, you can challenge yourself at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus.… Read full article at Uken Report

STATE: Calbright College board picks interim president for permanent…

Calbright College’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to select Ajita Talwalker Menon as the online community college’s new president. Menon, who has served as the interim president since February, accepted a three-year contract with a $285,000 a year base… Read full article at EdSource

California tests at-home schooling

After weeks of uncertainty, it’s now obvious that the vast majority of California’s six million public school students will be staying, and presumably studying, at home this fall, rather than returning to the classrooms they hastily abandoned four months ago.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

It’s official: CIF to move football, all fall…

With the NFL considering playing this fall with no fans in attendance and some college football programs already playing a limited schedule, or not at all, it was a natural assumption that the 2020 high school football season would not… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Summer education continues in PSUSD

Though the 2019-20 school year ended last week, many Palm Springs Unified School District students are engaged in active learning through a variety of programs that began this week and will run through the end of July. Read full article at The Desert Sun

‘Together We Can’ will celebrate arts education in…

"Together We Can: A Celebration of Arts Education" is an upcoming hour-long television special produced by David Green's Musical Theatre University (MTU) and the Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD) Foundation in partnership with KESQ TV that will be broadcast… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Beaumont High School readies for campus expansion

Presumably when students return to Beaumont High School, they will see the progression of a couple of new buildings, and the concrete landscape that once made up basketball and tennis courts “relocated.” Beaumont’s school district anticipates construction of the first… Read full article at Record Gazette