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The Fremont Argus
California wins flexibility from No Child Left Behind rulesSignaling a further easing of its control over public education, the U.S. gover
California wins flexibility from No Child Left Behind rules
The Fremont Argus / Posted 7 days ago
Signaling a further easing of its control over public education, the U.S. government will no longer require California and other states to provide outside tutoring for struggling students. The U.S. Department of Education on Friday gave California... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Stay tuned for lobbying, campaign finance reportsIf Cal-Access seems more haggard than usual this morning, it’s because the anti
Stay tuned for lobbying, campaign finance reports
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 8 days ago
If Cal-Access seems more haggard than usual this morning, it’s because the antiquated system stayed up late last night ingesting hundreds of reports from the Capitol’s most adept procrastinators. The deadline to file end-of-the-year campaign finance... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
Bonilla endorses Torlakson to succeed her in Assembly's District 14Bonilla, a former Contra Costa County supervisor, is being termed out of the As
Bonilla endorses Torlakson to succeed her in Assembly's District 14
Oakland Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
Bonilla, a former Contra Costa County supervisor, is being termed out of the Assembly. Torlakson, a Pittsburg resident, is serving her third term on the Ambrose Recreation and Park District board based in Bay Point. She declared her candidacy for... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Bonilla endorses Torlakson to succeed her in Assembly's District 14Bonilla, a former Contra Costa County supervisor, is being termed out of the As
Bonilla endorses Torlakson to succeed her in Assembly's District 14
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 8 days ago
Bonilla, a former Contra Costa County supervisor, is being termed out of the Assembly. Torlakson, a Pittsburg resident, is serving her third term on the Ambrose Recreation and Park District board based in Bay Point. She declared her candidacy for... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
California schools rolling in dough, but 'scary' clouds appear on horizonVALLEJO -- Vallejo High School teacher Lewis Brown starts his morning governmen
California schools rolling in dough, but 'scary' clouds appear on horizon
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 9 days ago
VALLEJO -- Vallejo High School teacher Lewis Brown starts his morning government class with a question of the day that takes advantage of newly assigned iPads. "Today is the one year anniversary of the French magazine terrorist assassination," Brown... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for MondayConnector ramp closure set for junction of I-80, I-5 The state Department of T
Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Monday
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 9 days ago
Connector ramp closure set for junction of I-80, I-5 The state Department of Transportation is advising motorists that the connector ramp will be intermittently closed this week at the junction of southbound Interstate 5 and eastbound Interstate 80.... Read more
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The Daily Review
Schools rolling in dough, but 'scary' clouds appear on horizonVALLEJO -- Vallejo High School teacher Lewis Brown starts his morning governmen
Schools rolling in dough, but 'scary' clouds appear on horizon
The Daily Review / Posted 9 days ago
VALLEJO -- Vallejo High School teacher Lewis Brown starts his morning government class with a question of the day that takes advantage of newly assigned iPads. "Today is the one year anniversary of the French magazine terrorist assassination," Brown... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
School funding increases in California don’t buffer from future uncertaintiesVALLEJO >> Vallejo High School teacher Lewis Brown starts his morning governmen
School funding increases in California don’t buffer from future uncertainties
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 9 days ago
VALLEJO >> Vallejo High School teacher Lewis Brown starts his morning government class with a question of the day that takes advantage of newly assigned iPads. “Today is the one year anniversary of the French magazine terrorist assassination,” Brown... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
Schools rolling in dough, but 'scary' clouds appear on horizonVALLEJO -- Vallejo High School teacher Lewis Brown starts his morning governmen
Schools rolling in dough, but 'scary' clouds appear on horizon
Inside Bay Area / Posted 9 days ago
VALLEJO -- Vallejo High School teacher Lewis Brown starts his morning government class with a question of the day that takes advantage of newly assigned iPads. "Today is the one year anniversary of the French magazine terrorist assassination," Brown... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Schools rolling in dough, but 'scary' clouds appear on horizonVALLEJO -- Vallejo High School teacher Lewis Brown starts his morning governmen
Schools rolling in dough, but 'scary' clouds appear on horizon
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 9 days ago
VALLEJO -- Vallejo High School teacher Lewis Brown starts his morning government class with a question of the day that takes advantage of newly assigned iPads. "Today is the one year anniversary of the French magazine terrorist assassination," Brown... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Guest commentary: Support the school facilities bond for our kidsAs a mother of five children, a former school board member and the past chair o
Guest commentary: Support the school facilities bond for our kids
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 11 days ago
As a mother of five children, a former school board member and the past chair of the Assembly Education Committee, I understand firsthand the importance of ensuring our children are provided with high quality schools. Public schools are the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Filipino Veterans Education Center re-opens in San FranciscoWorld War II veterans salute the U.S. flag at re-opening of the the Filipino Ve
Filipino Veterans Education Center re-opens in San Francisco
Inquirier.net / Posted 15 days ago
World War II veterans salute the U.S. flag at re-opening of the the Filipino Veterans Education Center in San Francisco. PHOTOS BY JUN NUCUM SAN FRANCISCO–Filipino veterans of World War II received a well-deserved recognition with the re-opening of... Read more
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KCRA 3 Sacramento
Tobacco tax proposal targets e-cigarettesHealth care advocates kicked off a new campaign Wednesday that would not only a
Tobacco tax proposal targets e-cigarettes
KCRA 3 Sacramento / Posted 20 days ago
Health care advocates kicked off a new campaign Wednesday that would not only add a $2 surcharge to a pack of cigarettes, but also tax e-cigarettes and vaping products containing nicotine as well. Vaping lovers said they hate the prospect of paying... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Tobacco tax proponents launch signature-gathering driveThe tobacco wars are back in California. Last year, the industry – a growing p
Tobacco tax proponents launch signature-gathering drive
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 21 days ago
The tobacco wars are back in California. Last year, the industry – a growing presence at the Capitol once again after years as a Democratic pariah – helped stop a litany of legislative proposals, including bills that would have raised the smoking... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
No single grades for California schools, state board urgesFor more than a decade, the federal Department of Education has behaved like a
No single grades for California schools, state board urges
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 26 days ago
For more than a decade, the federal Department of Education has behaved like a national dean of students, punishing schools where all groups of students fail to achieve. On Wednesday, California's State Board of Education signaled, as expected, its... Read more
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The Daily Review
No single grades for California schools, state board urgesFor more than a decade, the federal Department of Education has behaved like a
No single grades for California schools, state board urges
The Daily Review / Posted 26 days ago
For more than a decade, the federal Department of Education has behaved like a national dean of students, punishing schools where all groups of students fail to achieve. On Wednesday, California's State Board of Education signaled, as expected, its... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Ten county schools make worst-performers list; critics say list not validA recently released list of the lowest performing schools in California include
Ten county schools make worst-performers list; critics say list not valid
The Record Searchlight / Posted a month ago
A recently released list of the lowest performing schools in California includes 10 in Shasta County — but officials at those schools stress that the results aren't everything they seem. The list is made up of the 1,000 California schools that had... Read more
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Orange County Register
Roads, schools gain in budgetGov. Jerry Brown unveiled a $170.5 billion state budget proposal Thursday that
Roads, schools gain in budget
Orange County Register / Posted 1 months ago
Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled a $170.5 billion state budget proposal Thursday that divides a projected revenue boon between bolstering reserves, paying down debt and increasing funding for education, for roads and for restoring some social services cuts... Read more
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