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2014/08/31 22:44
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Back-to-school season is here, and it’s all about the Common Core this year. California’s new academic standards formally go into effect, bringing big changes, some confusion and a new brand of...
2014/08/31 22:44
2014/08/31 22:44
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2014/08/31 00:03
2014/08/31 00:03
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When California rolled out a $750 million plan this year to attract and retain businesses, many aspects mirrored longtime perks used by Texas, where officials love nothing more than stealing jobs from...
2014/08/30 19:48
2014/08/30 19:48
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By Alexei Koseff, Sacramento Bee Driven by shifts in technology and educational expectations across industries, California’s higher education leaders know they face an unexpected economic challenge...
2014/08/30 06:22
2014/08/30 06:22
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SACRAMENTO -- Lawmakers approved a package of bills Friday designed to regulate the pumping of groundwater for the first time in California history. The legislation -- which reflects the most...
2014/08/28 05:58
2014/08/28 05:58
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Driven by shifts in technology and educational expectations across industries, California’s higher education leaders know they face an unexpected economic challenge just six years after the recession...
2014/08/26 18:24
2014/08/26 18:24
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Computers and mobile devices are turning into a staple school supply for kids in the Bay Area. The new requirement for all Los Altos High School students to bring a laptop or Chromebook to school...
2014/08/24 12:53
2014/08/24 12:53
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When California rolled out a $750-million plan this year to attract and retain businesses, many aspects mirrored longtime perks used by Texas — where officials love nothing more than stealing jobs...
2014/08/23 01:20
2014/08/23 01:20
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Some state legislators are working to stop or delay what they describe as a “hidden” tax that could cause a spike in gas prices next year. At the heart of the issue is California’s cap-and-trade...
2014/08/22 17:27
2014/08/22 17:27
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The California Legislature today approved a historic bill that would allow a limited number of community colleges to grant four-year degrees. Senate Bill 850, authored by Marty Block (D-San Diego)...
2014/08/22 12:58
2014/08/22 12:58
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At a panel discussion in April hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California, lawmakers called on the state to do a better job measuring how effectively counties are carrying out prison...
2014/08/20 21:32
2014/08/20 21:32
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Statement: “Do you know what we’re No. 1 at? We’re No. 1 in America in poverty. Twenty-four percent of Californians – you take the low income and the high cost of living – 24 percent of Californians...
2014/08/18 00:57
2014/08/18 00:57
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A partnership of four North Bay counties that includes Marin has formed to bridge the digital divide, aiming to extend fast, affordable Internet service to underserved households in the area. The...
2014/08/16 21:53
2014/08/16 21:53
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Tech and civil liberties groups are pushing back on a California "kill switch" bill that they warn could be used to silence protests like the ones seen this week in Ferguson, Mo. Critics say a...
2014/08/13 06:02
2014/08/13 06:02
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SANTA ANA – When the time comes for Pablo Montoya to make one of his four weekly trips to the Santa Ana Public Library, he has the choice of an hour-and-a-half walk, 30 minutes on the bus or a...
2014/08/12 18:38
2014/08/12 18:38
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Gov. Jerry Brown declined to sign Senate Bill 1272 in July, allowing the bill to pass without his blessing. As explanation, he wrote in a nonsigning statement that “I am not inclined to repeat this...
2014/08/10 06:58
2014/08/10 06:58
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In the middle of the night a year ago, a runaway train laden with crude oil derailed in a Canadian town, igniting a firestorm that killed 47 people, some of them asleep in bed, vaporized buildings for...
2014/08/07 02:05
2014/08/07 02:05
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SITES, Calif. - Republican and Democratic lawmakers who support increasing funding for water-storage projects made their case Wednesday at the site of a proposed reservoir in what is now a scenic...
2014/08/06 21:18
2014/08/06 21:18
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Time is running out to alter an $11.1 billion water bond that could go to California voters in November. But Wednesday a cross-section of city and county officials from around the Valley, as well as...
2014/08/05 15:58
2014/08/05 15:58
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Online learning is a hot topic in higher education. Certainly the MOOCs, massive open online courses offered for free and featuring faculty from top universities in the country, have garnered a lot of...
2014/08/05 15:45
2014/08/05 15:45
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Gasoline producers have a new, wealthy opponent to contend with as they fight to delay California's cap on greenhouse gas emissions for fuels in the transportation sector. Billionaire environmental...
2014/08/31 22:44
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