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2014/11/25 15:25
2014/11/25 15:25
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Bringing a close to weeks of rumors and announcements, the Regents of the University of California approved the five-year tuition increase last Wednesday at their bimonthly meeting. The tuition and...
2014/11/25 15:25
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2014/11/23 09:02
2014/11/23 09:02
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As California morphs ever more into the grand blue-state role model, it also is becoming ground zero for the next great division within the Democratic Party. At a time when at least some progressives...
2014/11/23 02:58
2014/11/23 02:58
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Campaigns for state contests on the Nov. 4 ballot featured more than $50.6 million in outside spending by oil companies, unions and trade groups in the months before the election, with almost $33...
2014/11/21 10:30
2014/11/21 10:30
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SAN FRANCISCO -- The UC regents passed a plan Thursday to raise student fees by up to 28 percent by 2019 if the state doesn't increase its funding for the system -- despite strong opposition from the...
2014/11/21 05:58
2014/11/21 05:58
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An education civil rights group asked state leaders Thursday to crack down on charter schools that require parents to volunteer time as a condition of enrollment, saying the practice violates laws...
2014/11/20 17:33
2014/11/20 17:33
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The Teen Heroes column is sponsored by the Helen Diller Family Foundation. To learn more about the foundation’s $36,000 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, visit http://dillerteenawards.org. Joshua Toch:...
2014/11/20 16:26
2014/11/20 16:26
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By The Associated Press Here is a list of winners of races in California. Jerry Brown (i), DemU.S. House - District 1 Doug La Malfa (i), GOPU.S. House - District 2 Jared Huffman (i), DemU.S. House...
2014/11/19 08:58
2014/11/19 08:58
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A governor can offer few plums sweeter than an appointment to the UC Board of Regents, the steward of the nation’s premier public university system. That’s why many governors appoint dear friends,...
2014/11/18 04:58
2014/11/18 04:58
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Gov. Jerry Brown’s awkwardly named Local Control Funding Formula is aimed, he says, at closing the wide academic achievement gap between poor and/or “English-learner” students and more privileged...
2014/11/17 15:58
2014/11/17 15:58
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Once relatively free of controversy, the Common Core academic standards have set off a backlash from parents, students and policymakers concerned about the new school guidelines. Unlike some states...
2014/11/16 02:43
2014/11/16 02:43
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La Cañada voters bucked the statewide trend to vote Democrat and instead largely backed GOP candidates in the Nov. 4 General Election, according to results posted by the Los Angeles County Registrar...
2014/11/15 01:58
2014/11/15 01:58
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The state’s political ethics watchdog has launched an investigation into whether the California Republican Party violated campaign finance rules in the Central Valley’s 21st Assembly District. In a...
2014/11/14 14:58
2014/11/14 14:58
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It can be tough, in these heady post-election days, to turn your gaze from future lawmakers to past policies. But the school funding overhaul Gov. Jerry Brown championed in 2013 could clear a...
2014/11/13 08:58
2014/11/13 08:58
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The most contentious, competitive and – frankly – interesting statewide race on the Nov. 4 ballot was between State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the man who launched a...
2014/11/12 23:25
2014/11/12 23:25
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By The Associated Press Here is a list of winners of races in California. Jerry Brown (i), DemU.S. House - District 1 Doug La Malfa (i), GOPU.S. House - District 2 Jared Huffman (i), DemU.S. House...
2014/11/12 08:58
2014/11/12 08:58
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If voters were a bit underwhelmed by the measures on the California ballot last week, just wait for the 2016 election. Already there is talk of potential initiatives on legalizing recreational...
2014/11/11 09:02
2014/11/11 09:02
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Results from the Nov. 4 yielded both hits and misses regarding prospects for advancing education reform in the Golden State, along with a few immediate lessons: • Understand your fight. You can’t buy...
2014/11/10 16:56
2014/11/10 16:56
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U.S. House District 7 Sacramento suburbs 631 of 631 precincts - 100 percent Doug Ose, GOP 64,615 - 51 percent Ami Bera, Dem (i) 62,432 - 49 percentU.S. House District 52 Coastal San Diego 410 of...
2014/11/09 03:07
2014/11/09 03:07
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Vacaville Unified students continue to slightly lag behind state averages in physical fitness, data from a Department of Education report indicate. While the report, released Thursday, notes that...
2014/11/08 15:48
2014/11/08 15:48
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There is rarely a single reason for anything in human affairs, and the Democrats’ sweeping losses in the midterms are no exception. Most concretely, the Senate electoral map was arguably the worst one...
2014/11/25 15:25
2014/11/25 15:25
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