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Riverside County Schools Superintendent Kenneth M. Young issued a call to action for educators to better prepare students for college and the workforce. Full article. Read More

Are the middle and high school age youth that you know prepared to make sound decisions about their education and career pathways? Full article. Read More

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Dramatic dip in ‘pink slips’ given to teachers

Joe Booth | Monday, March 18, 2013

Districts have issued dramatically fewer preliminary layoff notices to teachers this year, signaling an end to five years of high budgetary anxiety and providing one of the first concrete examples of the immediate benefits of Proposition 30. Full article. Read More

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that the California Department of Education has joined the national Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)   network of 18 states, designed to teach every student real-world skills to meet the needs of a competitive global economy. Full article. Read More

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Top Students, Too, Aren’t Always Ready for College

Joe Booth | Tuesday, March 12, 2013

One recent morning over coffee, I was talking with a colleague about a rising source of frustration for him and his fellow faculty members: how unprepared for college-level coursework so many incoming students are, even at our highly selective university. Full article.  Read More

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Character education isn’t just for elementary school children. While often squeezed out at the secondary level to make room for more intense academics, schools at all levels are finding that taking the time to build character can lead to a positive school environment and better-performing students. Full article. Read More

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Background data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress add to the growing pile of evidence that student absenteeism can hamstring a district’s performance on the test dubbed the “Nation’s Report Card.” Full article. Read More

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March is National Middle Level Education Month

Joe Booth | Wednesday, March 6, 2013

During March, middle level educators and administrators around the country are celebrating National Middle Level Education Month. Full article. Read More

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Make Your Dreams of Future Success Come True

admin | Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Set a course for success through Career & College Clubs. Start your journey today! Read More

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Making the case for career technical education, researcher James Stone III presented findings today that show enrollment in CTE is a strong predictor of staying in high school—especially for boys. Full article.     Read More