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Fresno Teachers Win!
Inspiring unity and commitment to students power historic victory
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College Affordability Summit Invitation
The California Student Aid Commission in partnership with the Riverside County Office of Education, the Education Trust-West, and the California Department of Education invite high school teachers, counselors and other K-12 stakeholders to attend the the 4th Annual California College Affordability Summit.
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Teachers from the Philippines and beyond are filling gaps in Bay Area schools
A teacher’s shortage is sweeping the country, forcing districts to look farther afield for educators
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Opinion: The achievement gap in Southern California’s education system
This inaccessibility due to expenses is one example of the achievement gap. In schools, the achievement gap is a difference in academic performance between groups of students. It arises at a young age, when students are born into a particular social class, race, disability, or gender.
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Flashcards help children learn multiplication tables, research suggests
Children often struggle to memorize multiplication facts, as Hechinger reported, but research suggests it may be worth the effort.
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How to Get Into College From a Nontraditional High School
Planning and communication are key to making sure you present the best picture of your education and college readiness.
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2023 LGBTQ+ Issues Conference Focuses on the Fight for Justice in Public Schools
For members and advocates of equity and social justice in public education, Palm Springs provided the perfect backdrop for California Teachers Association’s (CTA’s) 2023 LGBTQ+ Issues Conference.
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In California, students with unstable home environments most likely to be sent home from school, new study shows
Across California, foster youth and those experiencing homelessness — are most likely to be sent home through punitive, out-of-school suspensions, new research shows.
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Santa Barbara teachers demand fair pay as negotiations with district loom
More than 150 community members turned out to demand the Santa Barbara Unified School District listen to teachers’ calls for fair pay during a school board meeting on Oct. 4, the Santa Barbara Independent reported.
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Banning the Banning of Books: Illinois and California lead the way
In June, at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago, Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation banning book bans in Illinois public libraries. This legislation, initiated by Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias, passed the Illinois House and Senate in March by substantial majority.
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Computer science classes: California students lag in access
Five years ago, California embarked on an ambitious plan to bring computer science to all K-12 students, bolstering the state economy and opening doors to promising careers — especially for low-income students and students of color.
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Will Parents Send Kids to School or Keep Them Home if Fresno Teachers Strike?
If Fresno teachers go out on strike next week, parents of Fresno Unified school kids will have to decide whether to send them to school or keep them home.
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Public Schools Struggle to Say the Right Thing About the Israel-Hamas War
Across the country, public schools, like colleges and universities, are facing backlash as they try to respond to the Hamas attacks and war in Gaza.
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California High School Prepares Students for the Future of Auto Mechanics
A Bay Area high school in San Francisco is taking steps to ensure that there will be enough certified auto technicians and mechanics to keep up with the rising demand for electric vehicles (EVs).
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Ethnic studies becomes a graduation requirement in LAUSD
Beginning this academic year, and three years ahead of the state’s mandate, all incoming high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School Unified School District will have to complete an ethnic studies course in order to graduate.
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