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Showing Articles Tagged With: education

  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    California Schools Begin New Standardized Testing Program

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    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.

  • Salmon Leave Woodland Rest Stop After A Month-Long Stay

    Thursday, March 05, 2015

    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.

  • Teacher Shortage In Washoe County Means More Subs

    Monday, March 02, 2015

    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.

  • Academic Decathlon Saturday

    Friday, February 06, 2015

    In what organizers call a raucous event full of cheering and learning, 330 students will participate in the 2015 academic decathlon in Sacramento County.

  • New Laws: Schools To Limit Willful Defiance Offenses

    Tuesday, December 30, 2014

    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.

  • Jeff Chiu / AP

    UC Students Caught In Middle Of Tuition Battle

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    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.

  • Ben Adler/CapRadio

    UC Tuition Increase Proposal Moves Forward

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    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.

  • Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio

    Advocates Want Art Incorporated Into Common Core

    Monday, November 17, 2014

    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.

  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    UC, Defying Brown, Calls For Tuition Increases

    Thursday, November 06, 2014

    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..

  • Bill Reforming Teacher Dismissals Goes To Governor

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    (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.

  • Uncalno / Flickr

    Student Wine And Beer Tasting Bill Advances

    Friday, May 16, 2014

    (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.

  • Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio

    Opposition Continues As Common Core Implemented

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    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.

  •  Editor B / Flickr

    Survey Finds Most Californians Support Common Core

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    (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.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    New Tools in Online Practice Assessment to Aid English Learners

    Thursday, April 03, 2014

    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.

  • Twin Rivers Funds Installation of New HVAC Units

    Wednesday, April 02, 2014

    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.

  • Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio

    California Begins Testing New Student Assessment

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    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.

  • Gosia Wozniacka / AP

    Drought May Lead to Declining School Attendance

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    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.

  • Melody Stone / Capital Public Radio

    High Schoolers Battle For Robotic Supremacy

    Friday, March 14, 2014

    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.

  • Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio

    New Attempt To Overhaul Teacher Dismissal Process

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    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.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    SCUSD Exploring Ideas For Shuttered Schools

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    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.

  • Reno School Uses Innovative New Way To Display Test Data

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

    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.

  • Eastin: Early Education Is Blind Spot For Governor

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    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.

  • SCUSD Requesting Ideas For New State Funding

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    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.

  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP

    Californians Weigh In On Education Funding

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

    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.

  • California Student Test Scores Slip

    Thursday, August 08, 2013

    Statewide standardized test scores of California students dropped slightly this year and education officials are blaming maxed out budgets.

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