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School principals use cash from Salesforce’s Marc Benioff to try to overhaul classroom instruction.
Napolitano says undocumented students “merit special attention,” but will the announcement sway her student critics?
Oakland school district finds that the hard part of new state funding is deciding how to spend it.
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 […]
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 […]
It’s been 15 years since California adopted a new set of science standards for students from kindergarten through high school. Since then scientists have mapped out the human genome, documented the impact of climate change and landed a rover on Mars. But some kids say their science classes are stuck in the past. “I feel […]
Some state lawmakers want to bar California State University and the University of California from giving top administrators raises during bad budget years. But the bill they backed died yesterday in the Senate Education Committee. The bill by Sen. Leland Yee would have also prevented pay hikes within two years of a student fee increase. […]