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2014/09/30 22:44
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Del Sur Elementary School in San Diego is among two dozen in the state and 337 in the country to be named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School on Tuesday by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The...
2014/09/30 22:44
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2014/09/30 21:47
2014/09/30 21:47
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A dozen Southern California public schools, including two first-time winners in Compton, accepted the most prestigious education award in the country on Tuesday. The US Department of Education...
2014/09/30 21:39
2014/09/30 21:39
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The 24 schools that were selected are either high achieving or had economically disadvantaged, English-learning and special education students that showed significant academic improvement. "I commend...
2014/09/27 07:49
2014/09/27 07:49
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Manteca Unified 10th graders who took the 2014 California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in March showed “slightly higher passing rates” in both English Language Arts and Math when compared to the...
2014/09/26 04:45
2014/09/26 04:45
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The challenger in the unexpectedly tight race for California's elected schools chief said Thursday that if he wins in November he would immediately withdraw the state superintendent from an appeal of...
2014/09/25 22:58
2014/09/25 22:58
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State schools chief challenger Marshall Tuck would be open to extending Proposition 30, the temporary school funding tax hike passed by California voters in 2012, but only if it’s tied to other...
2014/09/25 20:44
2014/09/25 20:44
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PIEDMONT -- Educational excellence was proved once more with Piedmont High schoolers registering high on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). Reports from all schools in California were...
2014/09/25 00:30
2014/09/25 00:30
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BURLINGAME -- The only Northern California forum for the two candidates in the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction will be held Saturday morning in Burlingame, where incumbent Tom...
2014/09/24 21:44
2014/09/24 21:44
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The top two vote-getters from any party in the primary election face off in the general election (provided, in nonpartisan races such as these, that neither candidate gets a simple majority in the...
2014/09/23 04:25
2014/09/23 04:25
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The second annual California STEM Symposium brings thousands of educators and science industry leaders to San Diego this week. The conference will focus on getting more girls as well as...
2014/09/22 00:44
2014/09/22 00:44
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In May, this editorial page endorsed Marshall Tuck in his bid to defeat state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson in November’s elections. Torlakson has been a lethargic defender of...
2014/09/20 03:44
2014/09/20 03:44
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More than 95 percent of students in California’s class of 2014 passed the high school exit exam, holding onto the state’s record set last year, according to data released by Superintendent of Public...
2014/09/19 23:40
2014/09/19 23:40
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The performance by students in the region was 3 percent higher than the state average in both math and English, according to the EDD. The local results were roughly the same as the past couple of...
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2014/09/19 23:20
2014/09/19 23:20
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More than 90 percent of William S. Hart Union High School District sophomores passed the state’s high school exit exam on their first attempt during the 2013-14 school year, according to preliminary...
2014/09/14 01:44
2014/09/14 01:44
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Last month, a trial-court judge ruled that state teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional because of their effects on minority students. Below, a local educator makes the case that the decision was a...
2014/09/14 00:44
2014/09/14 00:44
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Last month, a trial-court judge ruled that state teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional because of their effects on minority students. Below, a San Diego teacher makes the case that the decision was...
2014/09/13 15:40
2014/09/13 15:40
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For three months, the time bomb that is the Vergara vs. California court decision lurked in the background as two of this fall’s major political contests gradually took shape. Those two are the races...
2014/09/11 13:58
2014/09/11 13:58
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Support for two health-related ballot initiatives has dramatically eroded since the beginning of the summer, when large majorities of likely voters were inclined to vote yes on Propositions 45 and...
2014/09/10 19:58
2014/09/10 19:58
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The two most recent leaders of California’s largest city have split over the contentious race for state superintendent of public instruction. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti endorsed schools chief...
2014/09/10 03:28
2014/09/10 03:28
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For three months, the time bomb that is the Vergara vs. California court decision lurked in the background as two of this fall's major political contests gradually took shape. Those two are the races...
2014/09/30 22:44
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