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Showing Articles Tagged With: education
A few school police departments in California have acquired military armored vehicles, rifles and grenade launchers. That's spawned a new bill in the state Legislature. The bill faces its first committee vote Wednesday.
California schools can start administering the state’s new standardized tests to students. The new math and English language tests use computers and open-ended critical thinking questions – rather than the old “Scantron” bubble multiple-choice tests.
Thousands of juvenile salmon are now swimming down the Sacramento River. They're twice as big as other salmon hatched at the same time after spending the last month hanging out in a Yolo County rice field.
A shortage of teachers in Washoe County has forced the school district to fill vacant positions with more substitute teachers. That is reducing the pool of available substitutes for short-term assignments.
University of California students are getting at least a temporary reprieve from tuition increases scheduled to take effect in the coming academic year.
A British university has moved a step closer to establishing a campus in Placer County.
(AP) - Students at 13 California State University campuses will be getting access to a new online textbook resource in hopes of offsetting the burdensome cost of traditional textbooks.
A group of non-profit organizations in Sacramento County are moving forward with a campaign to improve the health of black children and lower their mortality rates.
In what organizers call a raucous event full of cheering and learning, 330 students will participate in the 2015 academic decathlon in Sacramento County.
Getting into college can be hard enough, but transferring can be even tougher.
Californians looking to earn bachelor’s degrees will soon have another option at community college. A pilot program was approved today.
California elementary school teachers and administrators will soon be returning to work after the holiday break. A new state law starting January 1 will affect how they discipline some students.
A new partnership between Sacramento State University and Sierra College is part of a long-term plan for a new campus in Roseville.
A new bill in the legislature proposes the first steps to locating a California State University campus in the City of Stockton.
Watch a great little TED-Ed video that lays out the scientific evidence.
University of California students again tried to block a tuition increase proposal – without success.
The plan to raise tuition at the University of California is expected to be approved Thursday.
The University of California Board of Regents is set to debate a proposed tuition increase Wednesday. UC President Janet Napolitano’s plan would raise tuition by five percent for the next five years – unless the state increases the UC's funding.
Over the objections of Gov. Jerry Brown, a UC Board of Regents committee has approved President Janet Napolitano’s proposal to raise tuition 5 percent in each of the next five school years – unless the state increases UC funding.
Using art to teach a student math may sound odd, but a group of educators says it can and should be done. And they’re using a change in how California students are taught as a chance to spread their message.
University of California President Janet Napolitano is proposing five consecutive years of five percent tuition increases – unless Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers give the UC more money in the state budget..
(AP) - Students at the University of California's 10 campuses could be looking at a substantial tuition increase.
Education reporter for the California Report, Ana Tintocalis, will join us to discuss the results of the Superintendent of Public Instruction race.
Leaky roofs, broken-down air conditioning, and faulty fire alarms are some of the problems that the Manteca Unified School District hopes to fix with a $159-million bond measure.
Legislative Republicans are calling on Democrats to reverse a law included in this year’s California budget package that restricts the ability of school districts to build large reserves.
California students are beginning to go back to school, and California lawmakers want to make sure they keep going back.
A veterans’ education bill pending in the California legislature just got a major push from President Barack Obama.
(AP) - Republican lawmakers are asking Gov. Jerry Brown not to appeal a Los Angeles judge's decision striking down tenure and other job protections for California teachers.
This weekend Davis Music Festival kicks off it's 4th year, with three days of shows and more than 40 bands. We talk with one of the founders and Nick Brunner lists his top-five must-see acts.
(AP) -- Just days after a judge handed down a ruling that could change teacher tenure laws in the state, a bill creating an expedited firing process for abusive educators heads to the governor's office.
California colleges and universities could get an additional $100 million if tax revenue exceeds expectations this fiscal year.
A judge has struck down the state’s teacher tenure laws in a landmark ruling that could lead to big changes at California schools.
A Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that California's protection for teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional.
Supporters of school music programs rallied today (Thursday) at the state Capitol as part of the “Stand Up 4 Music” coalition’s music education advocacy day.
Students from Churchill Middle School are set to compete in a national competition.
(AP) - It would be legal for underage college students aspiring to be winemakers and brewers to taste what they produce under a bill approved by the state Assembly.
California schools are adjusting curriculum and students are already taking tests based on new Common Core standards. But opposition to the standards continues, as demonstrated by a small rally at the Capitol today.
A new study says California’s higher education system is in danger of failing. But, the leaders of the state’s universities are dismissing the criticism.
California’s four-year high-school graduation rate has topped 80 percent for the first time ever, according to new numbers out Monday.
(AP) -- While states around the U.S. are attempting to delay or stop the implementation of new education standards known as the Common Core, one study finds that most Californians are actually in support of it.
A new study says students at California’s Community Colleges are achieving many of their academic goals. But Community College officials say they’ll be recovering from the drastic cuts during the Great Recession for years to come.
New nicotine products, such as bubble gum flavored e-cigarettes, have California legislatures and educators concerned about young people getting hooked on nicotine.
Undocumented California State University and University of California students, who can’t get federal or private loans, would be eligible for a state loan program to be established under a new bill in the legislature.
Advocates say more work needs to be done to ensure that kids are not suspended or expelled from school because of minor infractions.
A bill that would more than double the number of competitive Cal Grant awards each year has passed a California Assembly Committee.
School kids are pointing and clicking their way through the state's first computerized assessment in math and English. This is a practice year, so the scores won't count. This allows for education officials to tinker with the testing.
Math can be a tough subject in school, but some Stockton students are finding that video games can help them learn.
Students and teachers say two schools in the Twin Rivers School District have needed new heating and air conditioning units for years. The district has had units in storage.
A bill that would require all California public schools to keep emergency supplies of allergy medication injectors on-site has cleared the Senate Education Committee.
The number of competitive Cal Grant awards given out each year would more than double under a bill that cleared a California legislative committee Tuesday.
California is preparing to implement Common Core education standards. As part of that change, the state is replacing standardized tests with new “assessments” meant to better judge students’ knowledge. But the state must first test the test.
Teachers, a student and business owners gathered on the steps of McKinley Park School in Downtown Reno to support the Education Initiative. It would impose a 2 percent tax on businesses that earn more than a million dollars a year.
University of California President Janet Napolitano says the state could do more for higher education, but the overall outlook is positive. Napolitano addressed a Public Policy Institute of California forum in Sacramento Monday.
As part of the annual “Ag Day” celebration at the state Capitol, Future Farmers of America students from around California rallied Wednesday in support agricultural education.
Declining school attendance may be the latest side-effect of California’s punishing drought. The state’s Superintendent of Public Instruction will visit the Central Valley tomorrow to talk about the problem.
Balls fly through the air, the crowd cheers, the announcer excitedly describes the scene as it unfolds – you might think this is any normal high school sporting event, but the players on the court aren't tall athletic humans, they’re robots.
California lawmakers helped launch a new state advertising campaign aimed at getting parents to vocally interact more with their babies and toddlers.
California lawmakers say the state is facing a truancy crisis among elementary school students. Now a package of legislation has been introduced that’s meant to combat the problem.
Higher education advocates are asking for a dedicated funding source for California’s Community Colleges. Busloads of students from around the state marched and rallied in Sacramento Monday and met with state lawmakers.
There have been several attempts over the years to reform California’s teacher dismissal process. All have been unsuccessful. But that’s not stopping one lawmaker from trying again.
New data show significant achievement gaps among students in Reno and administrators are trying to start a public conversation to solve the problem.
An independent audit recommends that California overhaul its school transportation funding system. The Legislative Analyst’s Office report says the school transportation funding rate is decades old.
A Stockton landmark is coming down ending a tradition of football history.
A bill in the California legislature would give low and middle income parents up to $500 in annual tax credits for investing in California’s “Scholar Share” college savings program.
The California State Teachers' Retirement System says it faces at least $71 billion in unfunded pension obligations.
The Sacramento City Unified School district is getting closer to figuring out what to do with seven schools it closed recently due to declining enrollment.
The Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) is taking issue with Governor Jerry Brown's budget plans for state universities and his overall plan for funding higher education.
AP -- Californian public schools see a surge in AP exam participation. Nevada also see an increase, but still falls before the national average.
California lawmakers are pushing for colleges and universities to adopt uniform codes for dealing with on-campus sexual assaults. Backers say too many perpetrators are not facing any serious consequences.
Girl Scouts from Modesto bested 200 teams from Northern California to advance to competition in Washington D.C. in designing the city of the future.
There are some new numbers out today on how well California school students are reading. And the numbers aren’t good
A group of teachers in the Washoe County School District has developed a new way to display student test data and show it to parents, teachers and students. Teachers are making changes because they now understand the data better.
A study out Monday from a consumer watchdog group says about two-thirds of college students are declining to buy the textbooks they need for their courses because the books cost too much.
Former California state schools superintendent Delaine Eastin says she's "appalled" that Governor Jerry Brown didn't include early childhood education as a priority during his State of the State Address yesterday.
University of California President Janet Napolitano announced at a UC Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco today that she’s trimming the system’s administrative budget to put more money into academics.
Schools throughout California expect to receive an infusion of new state dollars later this year. In Sacramento, district officials want to get ideas from the public on how best to use the money. A forum is set for Wednesday night.
California public school officials announced today that they’ll begin taking applications for grants from a $250 million state fund. The money would pay for career training and educational programs.
Hundreds of parents, students and administrators attended a marathon state school board meeting to weigh in on how California’s new state funding formula should be implemented.
The California State Board of Education will decide tomorrow how school districts can spend billions of dollars in state funding next year.
Providing transitional kindergarten for all the four-year-olds in California would cost about a billion dollars, but supporters say it would be worth it.
The three leaders of California’s public higher education system discussed concerns and challenges facing state and national higher education at a national conference in San Francisco Friday.
California is preparing to "beta test" its new student assessments.
A controversial California law involving children and LGBT rights may end up going to the voters
College is a goal for the majority of Latinos graduating from California high schools. But a new report out today shows few Latinos actually finish college
The California Department of Education may lose 15 million dollars because of a dispute with the federal government over standardized testing.
Former Sacramento Poet Laureate and longtime Sacramento State art professor Jose Montoya died last night at his home in Sacramento. He was 81 years old.
Statewide standardized test scores of California students dropped slightly this year and education officials are blaming maxed out budgets.
Eight California schools districts serving one millions students have been granted waivers from federal No Child Left Behind accountability standards.
California education officials are reaching out to school districts, teachers and parents as they prepare to implement the state’s complicated new school funding system.
The big battle in this year’s California budget negotiation is shaping up to be the fight over increased funding for pre-kindergarten education.
A voter-approved law that requires all California public school classes to be taught in English would go before voters again in 2016 under a bill now in the state legislature.
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