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English Learners Get Help With Common Core Test

April 3, 2014 | 12:42 pm

English Learners Get Help With Common Core Test

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New state assessment comes with testing tools for California’s 1.3 million English learners.

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From Fields to Code, College Program Helps Farmworkers Make the Leap

March 21, 2014 | 8:00 am

From Fields to Code, College Program Helps Farmworkers Make the Leap

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Hartnell College is offering a bachelor’s degree in computer science in just three years.

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State Legislative Analyst: Thumbs Down on Governor’s Plan to Freeze Tuition

February 13, 2014 | 8:30 am

State Legislative Analyst: Thumbs Down on Governor’s Plan to Freeze Tuition

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A new report says freezing tuition now will just shift the burden of new increases to the next recession.

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New Law on Transgender Students Is Tested in Manteca

January 30, 2014 | 6:15 am

New Law on Transgender Students Is Tested in Manteca

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The law allows transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity.

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Pelosi Praises Ruling Putting CCSF Disaccreditation on Hold

January 6, 2014 | 4:54 pm

Pelosi Praises Ruling Putting CCSF Disaccreditation on Hold

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College officials say that so far spring enrollment is down 30 percent from last year.

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S.F. Middle Schools Use ‘Innovation’ Gift to Beef Up Student Tech

December 2, 2013 | 7:00 am

S.F. Middle Schools Use ‘Innovation’ Gift to Beef Up Student Tech

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School principals use cash from Salesforce’s Marc Benioff to try to overhaul classroom instruction.

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Can Janet Napolitano’s $5 Million Pledge Square Her With Immigrant-Rights Advocates?

October 31, 2013 | 11:46 am

Can Janet Napolitano’s $5 Million Pledge Square Her With Immigrant-Rights Advocates?

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Napolitano says undocumented students “merit special attention,” but will the announcement sway her student critics?

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A New Challenge for Oakland Schools — Extra Money From State

October 18, 2013 | 5:30 am

A New Challenge for Oakland Schools — Extra Money From State

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Oakland school district finds that the hard part of new state funding is deciding how to spend it.

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Prop. 30 Helps Deliver $2.6 Billion To State Schools — But Academic Results Are Expected

August 26, 2013 | 9:15 am

Prop. 30 Helps Deliver $2.6 Billion To State Schools — But Academic Results Are Expected

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Mechale Murphy is one of those principals students consider “cool.” She is tall and beautiful, and greets her pint-size students with a smile and handshake just like celebrities greet their fans. Murphy is in charge of West Elementary, a suburban school nestled among cookie-cutter homes near Sacramento. It is one of 61 schools in Elk […]

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Napolitano Confirmed as UC President; Undocumented Students Disrupt Proceedings

July 18, 2013 | 3:27 pm

Napolitano Confirmed as UC President; Undocumented Students Disrupt Proceedings

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Janet Napolitano has been confirmed as the next president of the University of California. The confirmation proceedings were marked by student protests inside and outside the UC Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco. During public comment, one student was arrested inside the conference room after he charged the board dais. Four other students were […]

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