An Evening with Michelle Obama

Courtesy of Moreno Valley City News A small group of high school students from Moreno Valley were invited to an evening with Michelle Obama at the Forum in Los Angeles on Thursday, November 15. The tickets were made available after the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) received a personalized video from Michelle Obama thanking the county school districts for …

CSU to Extend Fall 2019 Application Period to December 15

Courtesy of calstate.edu With many prospective students, their families and communities facing hardship due to wildfires affecting the entire state, the California State University (CSU) is extending the priority application deadline for fall 2019 admission to December 15. The university previously announced a series of accommodations for applicants affected by recent wildfires, but the CSU has now extended the entire …

Countywide FAFSA Completion Initiative Is Adopted Statewide In California

Courtesy of Forbes.com | Michael R. McCormick Brand Contributor In 2012, the Lumina Foundation reported that the Inland Empire in Southern California had the lowest college degree attainment rate of any large metropolitan area in the country. Unaware of this statistic, the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) had already been working to see what they could do to ensure …

Reach Higher Riverside Episode 4

College tips from educators at the American School Counselor Association Conference in Los Angeles, CA “Reach for the Stars.” Interviews with Crystal Newby (National Association for College Admission Counseling), Teryl Goeckel (Kansas School Counselor of Year) and LA Metro! Dan & Priscilla recap the summer and upcoming events. Video Produced by Dan Reyes, AVID Coordinator.

Connections Help Prevent Summer Melt

Courtesy of ACT Center for Equity in Learning | Amber O’Connor, Program Coordinator Summer melt, the phenomenon of students who have applied to and been accepted to college and don’t show up for the first day, continues for up to 44 percent of high school graduates across the nation. Community colleges see a higher rate. Summer melt primarily affects minority, …

The Power of One Small Gesture Can Dramatically Boost AP Enrollment

Courtesy of Education Week | Catherine Gewertz Schools try all kinds of strategies to get students to sign up for Advanced Placement classes, but it turns out that one of the quickest and easiest has a dramatic impact. Researchers have found that students who receive short notes encouraging them to try AP classes are 49 percentage points more likely to …