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Showing Articles Tagged With: education

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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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