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It’s normal to feel nervous about the first day of school. Elementary schoolers wonder if they’ll like their new teacher, and high school students worry they can’t balance six advanced classes. But with shootings becoming more commonplace, a new, more chilling question arises: do students feel safe?

After a sleepless night of tossing and turning and constantly refreshing her inbox, the email Claremont Graduate University student Deja Darrington had been anxiously awaiting finally arrived. Upon opening it, she was immediately greeted by a celebratory message: The American Association of University Women had awarded her a fellowship of $18,000.

Mountain View Elementary School’s Ava Coronado, right to left, Espn Kinny, Maliyah Mccutcheon, Shyanne Mccutcheon, Sophia Citron, and teacher Alica Sanchez, were honored June 14th at the award ceremony for […]

On June 4, Vivian Webb School gradated its class of 2022. Days later on June 8, Webb’s schools announced that Vivian Webb School’s class of 2022 will “matriculate to the […]

In the coming months, the view from the 10 Freeway is going to look a little different. In a recent news release from Cal Poly Pomona, the university’s iconic CLA […]

On Friday, May 13, graduating seniors from high schools across San Bernardino and Riverside counties, were in great spirits during a performance by the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority. COURIER photo/Andrew Alonzo

Pomona College has a new dean Professor of computer science Yuqing Melanie Wu, an expert in data management and query optimization whose love for teaching drew her to the liberal […]

On Sunday May 15, Project ARTstART, the Claremont Lewis Museum of Art’s signature arts education program for youth, directed by Rich Deely, will wrap up its exhibit, “StART It Up!” […]

This weekend, the seven Claremont Colleges will be holding their spring commencement ceremonies for the class of 2022. The various commencements will feature hundreds of graduating students, as well as many distinguished speakers. Here’s the latest information. 

The total cash value of outgoing Claremont Unified School District Superintendent Jeff Wilson’s severance package will very likely exceed $300,000.

Oakmont Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lorrie Brown was named Claremont Unified School District’s teacher of the year at a playfully surreptitious ceremony last week during the school board meeting.

The total cash value of outgoing Claremont Unified School District Superintendent Jeff Wilson’s severance package will very likely exceed $300,000. The separation agreement includes a guaranteed cash settlement of $296,818, representing 12 months of salary, up to a year of health benefits worth up to $8,050, and a cash out of unused vacation time after Wilson’s final day on July 1.

Billionaire and Claremont McKenna College graduate, George Roberts speaks during a recent commencement at the college. Claremont McKenna officials announced Friday that Roberts had donated $140 million to CMC for the construction of its east campus expansion. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

Despite numerous public comments decrying a perceived lack of transparency, the Claremont Unified School District Board of Directors voted 5-0 Thursday to re-hire the single candidate it entertained for the job of superintendent, Jim Elsasser, at $335,000 per year plus a generous benefit package. In photo, CUSD board meets Thursday before taking the vote on Elsasser’s hiring.

by Steven Felschundneff | When Claremont High School football coach Shane Hile saw Chris Clark roll his wheelchair into his classroom with eyes as big as saucers, he knew […]