• College of the Desert Extends Tuition Free Program

    A program offering free tuition for Coachella Valley kids to attend College of the Desert campuses has been extended to include students graduating in 2019, the college announced today. The plEDGE program was launched in the summer of 2017, and provided free tuition for about 1,000 valley high school students that year, according to College […]

  • Fate of Palm Springs Mall Likely Weeks Away

    Around the year 2021, College of the Desert will plant its fifth flag, fulfilling a commitment to bring higher education to the west side of the Coachella Valley. KMIR got an exclusive look at the future sight of COD’s master plan, the Palm Springs Mall. Once upon a time, the Palm Springs Mall was bustling […]

  • Fire Damages Building on College of the Desert Campus

    Fire investigators Wednesday are looking into the cause of a fire inside a building on the College of the Desert campus in Palm Desert. Riverside County firefighters responded about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday to a fire alarm in the Early Childhood Education Building in the 43000 block of Monterey Avenue, said April Newman with the Fire […]

  • College Of The Desert Provides Free Pop-Up Playground in Coachella

    Coachella, CA College of the Desert’s Early Childhood Education program will provide a free pop-up playground for children up to age 10 and their families on Saturday morning. The event will also serve as a children’s book drive. Story: "He’s My Best Friend": Indian Wells Couple Celebrates 75 Years of Marriage What: COD Early Childhood Education students helping […]

  • End of DACA Triggers Fears

    Palm Desert, CA "My dream is to help my family escape poverty," says 19-year-old D.A.C.A. student Elias Hernandez from Thermal.  "My dream is to help my mother retire so she no longer has to work, own a home, start a family," says 21-year-old D.A.C.A. Sergio Sanchez from Cathedral City.  Hernandez and Sanchez dreams are simple, they just want […]

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