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    Meet San Bernardino County Board of Education Candidate Corey Jackson

    Corey Jackson, candidate for San Bernardino County Board of Education Area D, is an advocate for students’ success. Learn about how he will help them as a member of the County Board of Trustees by attending his campaign kickoff, Thursday, March 11 at the Castaway Restaurant and Banquet Center.

    (SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Corey Jackson, candidate for San Bernardino County Board of Education, Area D, will launch his campaign with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11 at the Castaway Restaurant and Banquet Center.

    “I will use this seat to help protect and restore funding to our schools that our children and teachers need to reach their highest potential,” Jackson said. “I want to make sure that San Bernardino County becomes a leader in innovation and excellence by providing the necessary resources for our children to graduate from high school ready for college, or employment above a minimum wage.”

    Area D represents Rialto and San Bernardino City unified school districts, as part of a five-member governing board. This entity approves the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ annual budget and any real estate transactions it conducts. It is also an appeals board for any suspensions or expulsions rendered by local school districts.

    Jackson, who graduated from Rialto High School and California State University, San Bernardino is a former member of the Rialto Unified School District Board of Trustees, and the California State University Board of Trustees.

    He has served as state president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth & College Division, chair of the Rialto Beautification and Redevelopment Commission and member of the Rialto Parks and Recreation Commission.

    The event hosts are State Senator Gloria Negrete-McLeod; Rikke Van Johnson, mayor pro tem of San Bernardino; Deborah Robertson, Rialto City Council member; Joanne Gilbert, Rialto Unified School District board member; Hardy and Cheryl Brown, co-publishers of the Black Voice News; Carl Dameron of Dameron Communications; Kim Carter, president of Time For Change Foundation; Lizette Navarette; vice chair of a human relations commission; Raymond Delgado, Rialto science teacher; Christine Marquez, San Bernardino teacher: Lloyd Sheppard, Rialto math teacher, Roy Rogers, San Bernardino English teacher and Ernest Rhone IV, Rialto master (mentor) teacher.

    To RSVP call Shannan Gonzales at (909) 888-0017.


    Literacy Advocate Receives $49,000 Grant

    (LAKE ELSINORE, Calif.) Roxanne Petteway, president and founder of The Coalition to Improve Education (www.literacyandvirtues.org), recently received a $49,000 grant from The Verizon Foundation at a meeting of the Lake Elsinore Unified School District governing board.

    “The Verizon Foundation puts a very high priority on education and is proud to be able to support quality programs such as this,” commented Doug McAllister, Verizon’s Director of Government and External Affairs.

    “We have been providing reading instruction intervention and remediation programs to the students in Lake Elsinore since 2003,” Petteway said. “Our Leadership & Literacy Program has helped hundreds of students in the Lake Elsinore area and we look forward to expanding our reach with the Verizon Foundation Grant. We are honored to have the support of the Verizon Foundation and will use these funds to provide free services to those families who are underserved in the Lake Elsinore area.”

    For more information or to sign up your children call (951)696-0853, or email: literacyandvirtues@verizon.net.

    About the Coalition to Improve Education:

    Since 2003 the Coalition to Improve Education has helped students in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties raise their school grades and test scores simply by teaching them how to read. The organization believes all children can learn if provided with encouragement and taught with effective teaching materials and methods. If a child is struggling academically, the root cause is often the inability to decode words and comprehend. The Coalition to Improve Education delivers a variety of curriculums based on the needs of the individual student. All curriculum and methods used by the Coalition to Improve Education are scientifically researched based with measurable outcomes.