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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Sworn in for Second Term

SACRAMENTO-State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson outlined his ambitious “Agenda for Excellence” for the next four years today in Sacramento as he was sworn in for his second term…

Significant Drops in Suspensions and Expulsions for Second Year in a Row

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced a dramatic 20 percent drop in the number of students expelled in 2013-14 and a 15.2 decline in the number of…

Sarah Culberson fears for family in Sierra Leone Ebola region

Sarah Culberson fears for family in Sierra Leone Ebola region

By Jennifer Schlueter “Everyone is at risk and more than 300 death cases! We are all scared,” Hindo ends his email from Sierra Leone to his sister Sarah Culberson in…

Ebola unstoppable in Sierra Leone, killing hundreds of people

Ebola unstoppable in Sierra Leone, killing hundreds of people

Hindo explains hand-washing stations to villagers in Sierra Leone – Courtesy photos Education from locals for locals against Ebola prevents deadly disease from spreading By Jennifer Schlueter For a few…

School District Program to Support Parents and Students

Vickie Vertiz The Riverside Unified School District is opening a series of classes for parents to help their children succeed in school at a new parenting center. According to The…

“No Easy Way”: School integration documented in Riverside

by Vickie Vértiz Riverside is celebrating the release of No Easy Way: Integrating Riverside Schools – A Victory for Community, by Arthur L. Littleworth, who was Riverside school board president…

California ranked #1 in after school programs

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced that California leads the nation in after school programs, placing first among all states in a national survey released Thursday by…

Free health screenings, risk assessments and nutrition education at Riverside Stroke and Heart Fair Oct. 25

The American Heart Association and Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center are hosting a Stroke and Heart Fair at Parkview Community Hospital’s Founder’s Center (3865 Jackson St., Riverside, CA 92503) on…

Tacos and unity poems to end violence mark end of laureate tenure

Tacos and unity poems to end violence mark end of laureate tenure

by Vickie Vértiz At UC Riverside on Thursday, October 9, on a warm, but not scorching afternoon, Professor Juan Felipe Herrera celebrated the end of his tenure as California Poet…

Banning books still in style in Riverside

by Vickie Vértiz Inappropriate content for the age group was the reason for banning The Fault in Our Stars by a Riverside schools committee from its middle school library. This…

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