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These graphics offer a quick look at San Bernardino County schools

Education statistics can help tell schools’ stories. As San Bernardino County campuses get the new school year underway, ever wonder what’s the largest local school system? Or what dropout and graduation rates are in the county? Or...

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    When a therapy dog refused to drink at a San Diego grade school, it was the first clue that something was wrong with the water. Tests revealed why the pup turned up its nose—the presence of polyvinyl chloride, the polymer in PVC pipes that degrade over time. But further analysis found something else that had gone undetected by the dog, the teachers and students of the San Diego Cooperative Charter School, and the school district: elevated levels of lead. Nor is this an...

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  • Scientific research

    UC Riverside scientists erase fear in mice, hope to help humans one day

    Got a bad memory you’d like to get rid of? A pair of UC Riverside researchers say they have developed a technique that might make that possible. Right now, you have to be a mouse to benefit from the process. But Jun-Hyeong Cho, a professor of cell biology and neuroscience and postdoctoral researcher Woong Bin Kim hope the work they are doing can one day be used on humans, particularly those who may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or crippling...

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  • Education

    These five Inland Empire teens spent their summer vacations trying to change the world

    For many of their peers, the summer vacation after high school graduation is a time for theme parks and the beach before the grind of the work world or college begins. “This is my last summer before I go to college,” said Apple Valley’s Samantha Stackelhouse, who graduated earlier this year from Excelsior charter high school in Victorville. “Every summer for the last four years, I have been in a program or an internship. I kind of wanted this summer to just...

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  • Literacy

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

    Pomona Host Lions Club members are committed to service projects in the community, but a special one deals with literacy. Its Lions Roar for Reading involves first graders at nine Pomona Unified School District schools and promotes the love of reading. Research has shown the earlier youngsters are introduced to books the better. Students are more likely to become fluent readers and...

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  • Education

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

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  • Road safety

    Person with meth arrested during Rialto school traffic safety sweep

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  • Education

    More California school districts footing the bill for college entrance exams

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    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
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  • 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

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