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Inquirier.net
Exhibit-conference to recall end of WWII in PH 70 years agoAmerican G.I. helping Battle of Manila refugee in 1945. SAN FRANCISCO – An exh
Exhibit-conference to recall end of WWII in PH 70 years ago
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
American G.I. helping Battle of Manila refugee in 1945. SAN FRANCISCO – An exhibition and a conference at the San Francisco Main Public Library will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The exhibit opens September 12 and the... Read more
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Orange County Register
Do we still need teacher tenure?Tenure is a hot-button issue for parents, education advocates and teachers them
Do we still need teacher tenure?
Orange County Register / Posted 5 days ago
Tenure is a hot-button issue for parents, education advocates and teachers themselves. Under California law, teachers can be granted tenure – essentially permanent employment – after about 18 months on the job. California is one of just five states... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Poor kids’ school aid divertedCalifornia school districts were granted extraordinary flexibility in implement
Poor kids’ school aid diverted
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 6 days ago
California school districts were granted extraordinary flexibility in implementing a historic overhaul of public education finance to provide more help to “high-needs” poor and English-learner students. Gov. Jerry Brown cited “subsidiarity” as his... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
State Ed Making Progress On Connecting SchoolsSacramento, CA – It looks like the Mother Lode’s more remote school sites will
State Ed Making Progress On Connecting Schools
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 7 days ago
Sacramento, CA – It looks like the Mother Lode’s more remote school sites will be connected with the state education network by next spring, if not sooner. Yesterday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson heralded a second round... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
High school exit exam: Legislature fixing glitchThough state legislators are rushing to fix a glitch that has held up graduatio
High school exit exam: Legislature fixing glitch
Oakland Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
Though state legislators are rushing to fix a glitch that has held up graduation for thousands of students, the future of California's high school exit exam remains a question. On Thursday the state Assembly overwhelmingly passed emergency... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
High school exit exam: Legislature fixing glitchThough state legislators are rushing to fix a glitch that has held up graduatio
High school exit exam: Legislature fixing glitch
Inside Bay Area / Posted 13 days ago
Though state legislators are rushing to fix a glitch that has held up graduation for thousands of students, the future of California's high school exit exam remains a question. On Thursday the state Assembly overwhelmingly passed emergency... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
High school exit exam: Legislature fixing glitchThough state legislators are rushing to fix a glitch that has held up graduatio
High school exit exam: Legislature fixing glitch
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 13 days ago
Though state legislators are rushing to fix a glitch that has held up graduation for thousands of students, the future of California's high school exit exam remains a question. On Thursday the state Assembly overwhelmingly passed emergency... Read more
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San Jose Mercury News
High school exit exam: Legislature fixing glitchThough state legislators are rushing to fix a glitch that has held up graduatio
High school exit exam: Legislature fixing glitch
San Jose Mercury News / Posted 13 days ago
Though state legislators are rushing to fix a glitch that has held up graduation for thousands of students, the future of California's high school exit exam remains a question. On Thursday the state Assembly overwhelmingly passed emergency... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
Pittsburg, Bay Point: $1.395 million in Keller Canyon grants approvedBy Sam Richards PITTSBURG -- A resident Bay Point sheriff's deputy, a second r
Pittsburg, Bay Point: $1.395 million in Keller Canyon grants approved
Inside Bay Area / Posted 15 days ago
By Sam Richards PITTSBURG -- A resident Bay Point sheriff's deputy, a second resident deputy to serve as a school resource officer and code enforcement efforts in Bay Point will again get the biggest chunks of the 2015-16 Keller Canyon Mitigation... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Pittsburg, Bay Point: $1.395 million in Keller Canyon grants approvedBy Sam Richards PITTSBURG -- A resident Bay Point sheriff's deputy, a second r
Pittsburg, Bay Point: $1.395 million in Keller Canyon grants approved
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 15 days ago
By Sam Richards PITTSBURG -- A resident Bay Point sheriff's deputy, a second resident deputy to serve as a school resource officer and code enforcement efforts in Bay Point will again get the biggest chunks of the 2015-16 Keller Canyon Mitigation... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Rating California schools is a big battleCalifornia’s largest-in-the-nation public school system educates – or purports
Rating California schools is a big battle
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 17 days ago
California’s largest-in-the-nation public school system educates – or purports to do so – 6 million-plus kids from dozens of socioeconomic, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. National academic testing has found that California’s students rank near... Read more
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Sacramento Today
Sacramento County Teachers of the Year 2016 AnnouncedTwo elementary school teachers are the Sacramento County Teachers of the Year 2
Sacramento County Teachers of the Year 2016 Announced
Sacramento Today / Posted 18 days ago
Two elementary school teachers are the Sacramento County Teachers of the Year 2016. The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) made the announcement August 14 at a county-wide teacher recognition dinner. Jennifer Ruby teaches 6th grade at Bell... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
San Francisco School District to Award DiplomasSan Francisco Unified School District board members voted unanimously Friday to
San Francisco School District to Award Diplomas
NBC Bay Area / Posted 18 days ago
San Francisco Unified School District board members voted unanimously Friday to award diplomas to students who had been left unable to graduate due to a state decision to stop offering the state exit exam. The board decision to award diplomas to 107... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Decision to cancel high school exit exam creates chaosSACRAMENTO -- A hasty decision by California education officials to cancel the
Decision to cancel high school exit exam creates chaos
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 19 days ago
SACRAMENTO -- A hasty decision by California education officials to cancel the final high school exit exam for the Class of 2015 has unwittingly prevented several thousand students across the state from graduating. The state considers the exit exam... Read more
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The Daily Review
Decision to cancel high school exit exam creates chaosSACRAMENTO -- A hasty decision by California education officials to cancel the
Decision to cancel high school exit exam creates chaos
The Daily Review / Posted 19 days ago
SACRAMENTO -- A hasty decision by California education officials to cancel the final high school exit exam for the Class of 2015 has unwittingly prevented several thousand students across the state from graduating. The state considers the exit exam... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Legislators Will Introduce Bill To Help Students Caught In Limbo After Exit Exam CancelledAssembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, and other legislative leaders said F
Legislators Will Introduce Bill To Help Students Caught In Limbo After Exit Exam Cancelled
KPBS San Diego / Posted 19 days ago
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, and other legislative leaders said Friday they plan to introduce a bill aimed at helping students caught in limbo after the state canceled the high school exit exam. Around 5,000 students are unable to... Read more
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Orange County Register
UC's $15 starting wage, while voluntary, still a job-killerThe minimum wage keeps making news. Especially in California, where it’s set to
UC's $15 starting wage, while voluntary, still a job-killer
Orange County Register / Posted 21 days ago
The minimum wage keeps making news. Especially in California, where it’s set to rise to $15 an hour in Los Angeles and San Francisco. And a statewide $15 wage initiative is approved for signatures by the California Secretary of State and could be on... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Thousands bond at spirited Pistahan in San FranciscoWATCH: Pistahan in San Francisco 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — In an exemplary show of
Thousands bond at spirited Pistahan in San Francisco
Inquirier.net / Posted 23 days ago
WATCH: Pistahan in San Francisco 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — In an exemplary show of unity and Bayanihan spirit, Filipino Americans in the Bay Area, and some kababayans coming from as far as Indiana, turned out for the two-day Pistahan, easily among the... Read more
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New America Media
Mae Cendaña Torlakson-From PH Rock Singer to Calif. PoliticianSAN FRANCISCO — When Mae Cendaña Torlakson arrived in the United States to be w
Mae Cendaña Torlakson-From PH Rock Singer to Calif. Politician
New America Media / Posted 26 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO — When Mae Cendaña Torlakson arrived in the United States to be with her family, she left behind a promising life as a recording rock artist in her native Philippines. Now, she’s deep into California politics, and gunning for a seat in... Read more
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The Manteca Bulletin
Putting kids first: River Islands: A+ Banta Schools: FWhat’s horribly wrong and what’s absolutely right about education in California
Putting kids first: River Islands: A+ Banta Schools: F
The Manteca Bulletin / Posted 29 days ago
What’s horribly wrong and what’s absolutely right about education in California can be found perhaps 100 or so yards from each other on River Islands at Lathrop. It is on land that was once a place where government-blessed levees routinely failed to... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento educators share teaching strategiesMari Edwards and Elizabeth Karl sat on a bench sharing notes Friday about what
Sacramento educators share teaching strategies
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 1 months ago
Mari Edwards and Elizabeth Karl sat on a bench sharing notes Friday about what they’d learned during the first half of the California Teachers Summit at Sacramento State. The women were among 15,000 pre-kindergarten to 12th grade current and future... Read more

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