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2014/04/22 06:43
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The state superintendent of schools’ office has some soothing words for critics of Common Core, the contentious new curriculum standards set to debut in California classrooms next fall. “We’re not...
2014/04/22 06:43
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2014/04/21 21:58
2014/04/21 21:58
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In an unusual move, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has broken with the California Democratic Party to endorse a rival over incumbent Tom Torlakson in the race for state superintendent...
2014/04/21 12:31
2014/04/21 12:31
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Craig Cheslog can recite a litany of reasons why the Common Core standards will be good for public education. "They teach 21st century skills," he said. "They teach the ability to communicate, to...
2014/04/14 06:16
2014/04/14 06:16
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Students have been given all sorts of rights, and for a teacher to even look cross-eyed at a kid, the kid is liable to turn the teacher in for abuse, leering or picking on them. Politicians like Sam...
2014/04/13 11:12
2014/04/13 11:12
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ORLAND, Calif. - It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to college, journeying from the concrete sprawl of Los...
2014/04/12 07:07
2014/04/12 07:07
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... It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to college, journeying from the concrete sprawl of Los Angeles to a...
2014/04/10 13:58
2014/04/10 13:58
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As the old saying goes, one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. It was good news for the California Legislature in December, when the Field Poll showed public support for lawmakers at its highest...
2014/04/10 00:39
2014/04/10 00:39
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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego County of Office Education was Wednesday awarded a $1.3 million, four-year state grant that will pay for programs designed to prevent the use of tobacco products and...
2014/04/07 08:02
2014/04/07 08:02
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It’s hard to find a politician, from president all the way down to dog catcher, who doesn’t claim to be an education reformer. But all the big talk and supposed devotion to schools never seems to make...
2014/04/02 19:58
2014/04/02 19:58
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Proposition 30, enacted by voters in 2012 to temporarily raise sales taxes and income taxes on the wealthy, was touted by Gov. Jerry Brown and other proponents as an alternative to making billions of...
2014/03/28 01:39
2014/03/28 01:39
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ENCINITAS (CNS) - The Encinitas Union School District was one of two districts honored this week in the state Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools Program. The state program mirrors the...
2014/03/27 00:57
2014/03/27 00:57
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The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests are designed to measure what students know based on the new Common Core State Standards in language arts and mathematics. The tests, an alternative to...
2014/03/26 16:25
2014/03/26 16:25
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California is preparing to implement Common Core education standards. As part of that change, the state is replacing standardized tests with new “assessments” meant to better judge students’...
2014/03/25 13:58
2014/03/25 13:58
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California's 23rd Senate District was vacated last fall when former state Sen. Bill Emmersonabruptly announced he would resign effective December 1, saying his "passion has waned" after nine years in...
2014/03/21 18:14
2014/03/21 18:14
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Drought could impact rural California school attendance FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Rural California schools expect to see attendance drop as the drought worsens and families leave the state's agricultural...
2014/04/22 06:43
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