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Health Care

Screening Your Teen for Scoliosis? There's An App for That

September 5, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

A new app could offer a more reliable way to screen adolescents for spine curvature.

California Native

Mission Project Protests Help Spur Changes

May 17, 2017 | Steve Milne

For decades, California kids have been building replicas of historic Spanish missions as part of the fourth-grade curriculum. But Native American community activists say the missions exploited indigenous people...and they want the project banned.

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Settlement Against Microsoft Could Bring Millions Of Dollars In Supplies To California Schools

December 5, 2016

California schools can now apply to receive millions of dollars of computer supplies—part of a decade-old payout from a class-action settlement against Microsoft.

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California Schools Districts Hope Voters Will Approve Local Bonds For Funding

October 13, 2016 | Daniel Potter

Voters will decide whether to approve local bonds to fund new classrooms and renovations in nearly 180 school districts around California.

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Environment

California May Ban Pesticides Near Schools

September 29, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators are proposing new rules designed to protect schoolchildren from pesticides that blow in from nearby farms.

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Environment

Report Finds Unsafe Water May Affect 24 Percent of California Public Schools

May 5, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new report finds that as many as one million students in California have attended schools with water systems that didn’t meet safe drinking water standards.

Low Results In New Test Scores

September 9, 2015

Scores released today for the new Smarter Balanced computerized test given to California students last spring show fewer than half passed math and English tests aligned with the Common Core standards.

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State Government

Torlakson Says LCFF Money Can Go To Teacher Raises

July 20, 2015 | Katie Orr

California schools have been told they can increase teacher pay using money dedicated to increase services for high-need students.

School Neighbors Urged To Watch For Campus Crime

June 16, 2015 | Steve Milne

School's out for summer...prompting school officials in Sacramento to ask people to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity on campuses.

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