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Pomona Host Lions, school district help first graders develop love for reading

By Suzanne Sproul|

Longtime dance teacher at Fontana’s A.B. Miller High wins $20,000 grant

FONTANA >> Nicole Robinson never intended to spend 22 years at A.B. Miller High School in the Fontana Unified School District. “I started working here as just kind of this period between college and maybe wanting to pursue some thin...

By Beau Yarbrough|


  • Education

    More California school districts footing the bill for college entrance exams

    An increasing number of school districts and charter school organizations in California are offering either the SAT or ACT, the other college readiness test, for free to all high school juniors. Newly published research concluded that one benefit — a statistically significant increase in four-year college enrollment — shows the effort is a smart investment. In 2016-17, 22 districts offered the SAT for free, compared with only four districts two years earlier, according to...

    By John Fensterwald EdSource|

  • Education

    Western University in Pomona inaugurates second president in 40-year history

    POMONA >> For only the second time in its 40-year history, Western University of Health Sciences inaugurated a new president Saturday. The pomp and circumstance marked a ceremonial fresh start for Daniel R. Wilson — who assumed the duties of president in July 2016 — and for nearly 1,000 incoming students. Students and their families filled Fairplex...

    Ryan Hagen

  • Education

    5 tips to have a productive and meaning school year

    Congratulations to all returning students and especially to those who have completed one week of school already. You’re all role models for others because you know the importance of getting to school and your classes on time, as well as waiting for school to be dismissal before leaving for the day. You’re also role models for the politeness and respectfulness you’ve displayed all week. You realize this is the beginning of something better in life for you,...

    By Margaret Hill Columnist|

  • Politics

    After 6 months on job, Education Secretary DeVos still highly divisive

    WASHINGTON >> Among the paintings and photographs that decorate Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ sunlit, spacious office is the framed roll call from her Senate confirmation. It’s a stark reminder of the bruising process that spurred angry protests, some ridicule and required the vice president’s tie-breaking “yes” vote. Six months on the job, DeVos is no less divisive. Critics see her as hostile to public education and indifferent to...

    By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press|

  • Higher education

    More high school students are taking advanced placement classes, but are they ready for college?

    Two studies released in recent days are worth looking at. One study shows that the number of students taking advantage of high school advanced placement courses has doubled over the past 15 years. The other reports that nearly half of college freshmen worry they won’t be able to complete a bachelor’s degree. The College Board and the Education Commission of the States produced the first of these studies. Researchers looked at data between 2001 and 2015 and found...

    Mark Muckenfuss

  • International students

    Why Tachikawa exchange students are painting messages of hope in San Bernardino

    Stars aligned as the Tachikawa and San Bernardino exchange students gathered to paint Stars of Hope at the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley. Lynn Hildebrand, humane education teacher at the humane society and a passionate advocate of the Stars of Hope message, was eager to meet the students who would paint inspirational messages on the stars to bring hope and healing to people around the world. “When you think about it, these Stars of Hope are so amazing. They can...

    Michel Nolan

  • Ovarian cancer

    UCR researchers find way to thwart ovarian cancer, plan to work with City of Hope

    A pair of UC Riverside researchers say they have found a mechanism for blocking the spread of ovarian cancer, one of the deadliest cancers for women. Recent University of Notre Dame transplants Mark Alber and Oleg Kim, along with a team of researchers, published a study in Oncology Times in July that detailed how they used a monoclonal antibody named GC-4 to block a protein responsible for allowing ovarian cancer cells to latch onto and penetrate other cells. That’s how the...

    Mark Muckenfuss

  • Education

    Redlands Unified in transition, but mission remains the same

    REDLANDS >> The sound of bells across town Wednesday marked the start of a new school year. Thousands of students returned to their respective campuses with excitement and backpacks filled with supplies. Redlands Unified School District is starting the school year in a period of transition as it continues to search for a new superintendent. While this could be a distraction for some, district officials are targeting their focus on doing what’s best for...

    Kristina Hernandez

  • Education

    It’s back to school for sixth-graders at Moore, ‘Where Everybody Belongs’

    REDLANDS >> “Good morning, sixth-graders!” The boisterous voice of Jon Martin greeted hundreds of incoming students Tuesday at Moore Middle School’s first “Where Everybody Belongs” orientation. Martin, a Moore educator, was appointed to lead WEB after the school became the latest in the Redlands Unified School District to adopt the program, which offers sixth-graders a chance to get acquainted with their new “home away from...

    Kristina Hernandez

  • Education

    Rialto Unified superintendent drops off science supplies for first day of school

    Rialto Unified Superintendent Cuauhtémoc Avila spent part of the first day of school on Monday dropping off science supplies at elementary school classrooms. Avila visited Boyd Elementary, Bemis Elementary and Kucera Middle School. The district’s Math/Science Department put together science lab materials based on the assessments on the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for each teacher for grades kindergarten through fifth grade, along with Special...

    By Staff reports|

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