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California Public Schools Usher In Funding and Curriculum Changes

August 19, 2014 | 8:00 am

California Public Schools Usher In Funding and Curriculum Changes

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New local funding model and Common Core curriculum to be phased in for 2014-2015 school year.

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California Schools Gird for Glitches in Trial Run of New Computerized Test

March 24, 2014 | 6:06 pm

California Schools Gird for Glitches in Trial Run of New Computerized Test

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Digitized exams might strain technological capacity of some schools at first.

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Lawmakers Push for Computer Science Curriculum in California Schools

March 19, 2014 | 10:10 am

Lawmakers Push for Computer Science Curriculum in California Schools

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Six bills have been introduced to promote a new emphasis on programming and other advanced skills.

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Berkeley’s Trailblazing School Garden Program Is on the Chopping Block

January 29, 2014 | 2:50 pm

Berkeley’s Trailblazing School Garden Program Is on the Chopping Block

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Funding cuts could shut down the district’s innovative garden and cooking program — a national model.

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Trial Opens in Case That Could End California Teacher Tenure Laws

January 28, 2014 | 8:00 am

Trial Opens in Case That Could End California Teacher Tenure Laws

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Suit filed by tech entrepreneur seeks to upend rules on seniority, teacher evaluations and more.

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Rep. George Miller Has Harsh Words for Intelligence Committees

January 24, 2014 | 7:00 am

Rep. George Miller Has Harsh Words for Intelligence Committees

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Retiring lawmaker says panels fail to provide oversight and that his successor ‘better be skeptical.’

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DOMA Ruling Prompts Change in Federal Student Aid Rules

December 13, 2013 | 8:35 am

DOMA Ruling Prompts Change in Federal Student Aid Rules

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Equal treatment for gay and straight couples in wake of high court decision to strike down law.

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Changes to GED Test Raising Anxiety Among Older Students

September 16, 2013 | 11:30 am

Changes to GED Test Raising Anxiety Among Older Students

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Adult students rush to finish GEDs as changes make it harder to get a high-school equivalency degree.

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City College of San Francisco: Saviors, Standards And a Ticking Clock

August 16, 2013 | 9:35 am

City College of San Francisco: Saviors, Standards And a Ticking Clock

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By Ana Tintocalis Years of budget cuts have been brutal for California‚Äôs 112 community colleges. The hard times also have exposed deficits in management at nearly a quarter of the colleges, including the system’s biggest: City College of San Francisco. CCSF is the only school at risk of losing its accreditation. Enter Robert Agrella, the […]

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Oakland Students Promote Attendance With A Little Help From Rihanna and Marshawn Lynch

August 15, 2013 | 8:42 am

Oakland Students Promote Attendance With A Little Help From Rihanna and Marshawn Lynch

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School is cool! That’s the message from Oakland Unified School District as millions of children head back to school this week and next. In a new YouTube video remix, students from Oakland middle and elementary schools bust a move to Rihanna’s “Please Don’t Stop the Music” to promote the importance of school attendance. Titled “I’m […]

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