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It was a first in this election year when Gov. Jerry Brown appeared in a TV ad recently for a state Senate candidate in Southern California. Brown has done little visibly to help other members of his...
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2014/10/19 02:58
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Gov. Jerry Brown was late, and the children in the audience were not the only ones growing restless. In the back of the room, Paul Hefner, campaign manager for Superintendent of Public Instruction...
2014/10/19 00:44
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Editor's note: Marshall Tuck, the former president of a charter school system, is challenging incumbent Tom Torlakson to be the state’s superintendent of public instruction. Both candidates were...
2014/10/19 00:20
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Three Humboldt County schools — Sunny Brae Middle School, Dow's Prairie Elementary School and Morris Elementary School — were recently awarded $9,440 each in grants for kitchen and cafeteria...
2014/10/18 07:58
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Nearly five years after California passed the nation’s first “parent trigger” legislation, parents at only a handful of failing schools have taken advantage of the law’s potent remedies in the face of...
2014/10/18 02:49
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After school gets out, many children and teens throughout the state head home or hang out in their neighborhoods. But, a survey released Thursday by the Afterschool Alliance shows that about a quarter...
2014/10/16 23:57
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California voters will be asked to decide who is going serve in the state's top eight constitutional offices. Three of the incumbents are being forced out by term limits. Here are our recommendations...
2014/10/16 20:58
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A union-funded independent expenditure committee Wednesday reported spending almost $170,000 on online ads to help elect state Sen. Alex Padilla as California secretary of state, the most independent...
2014/10/16 07:58
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Prisons train criminals Re “Prop. 47 would lighten some crime penalties” (Page A1, Oct. 13): My initial reaction was to vote “no” because reducing felonies to misdemeanors would let many criminals...
2014/10/15 17:33
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After hearing from California’s top education official Tuesday, Los Angeles Unified’s school board approved a plan to ensure that students at Jefferson High can graduate and go to college after class...
2014/10/14 20:15
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Incumbent Tom Torlakson, who spent eight years as a high school science teacher before entering politics full-time in 1980, is facing a vigorous challenge to his bid for a second term from Marshall...
2014/10/13 23:01
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Welcome to the November 2014 edition of a decades-long Bay Guardian tradition: the Clean Slate. The following is a result of many hours of endorsement interviews with candidates and ballot measure...
2014/10/13 13:58
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Buried by the barrage of ads on insurance rates and doctor drug-testing, another high-stakes ballot measure is quietly attracting millions in donations ahead of the November election. Proposition 48,...
2014/10/13 07:58
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Even at a superficial level, the contest between two Democrats for the supposedly nonpartisan office of state superintendent of schools is interesting. Tom Torlakson, a onetime teacher and state...
2014/10/11 06:58
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Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, sharing a stage Wednesday with Gov. Jerry Brown, heaped praise on the popular governor, calling him “a great role model” at the opening of a new...
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Santa Paula Unified School District board members, joined by key staff and community partners, talked about summer learning at a special workshop this week. The workshop was entitled �Summer...
2014/10/10 19:58
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Independent expenditure committees have set aside almost $5.5 million in the past week for the final stage of California’s hotly contested superintendent of public instruction race, an ideologically...
2014/10/10 17:32
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Twenty-seven years after his death, Jesse “Big Daddy” Unruh, remains a beloved figured in Sacramento. The boozing, philandering Assembly speaker of the 1960s is fondly remembered in capitol circles...
2014/10/10 00:13
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Lawsuit claims discipline discrimination at Kern High School District BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - The Kern High School District has been hit with a lawsuit, claiming it has discipline policies...
2014/10/09 20:15
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Stated in the lawsuit: KHSD reported 2,205 expulsions in 2009-2010, more than any other school district in the state. That school year, 4 percent of Latino students, 4 percent of black students and...
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