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Paris Hilton Speaks Up for California’s ‘Troubled’ Teens


Heiress Paris Hilton is on a mission to shine a light on the "troubled teen industry," a largely unregulated multibillion-dollar industry that is gaining public scrutiny for alleged abuse of vulnerable youths.

Nevada City Hosts 3rd Annual Earth Fest Street Fair


The 3rd annual Nevada City Earth Fest Street Fair will is taking place downtown on Sunday, April 21 from 11AM - 5PM.

Community Forum to Focus on Local Media


Leaders from YubaNet, KNCO and The Union will discuss the future of local media and other topics at the Nevada County Community Forum on Friday, April 19th 10:30 - 11:30AM.

Bill to Mandate ‘Science of Reading’ in California Schools Faces Teachers Union Opposition


The move puts the fate of AB 2222 in question, but supporters insist that there is room to negotiate changes that can help tackle the state's literacy crisis.

California’s Disabled Students Left Behind During Emergencies: ‘They Just Weren’t Ready for Someone Like Me’


After bringing his story all the way to the University of California Board of Regents, a disabled UC Berkeley student has prompted the UC to ensure emergency evacuation chairs are in every multi-storied building in the 10-university system.

Q&A: How the 50-Year-Old Case That Transformed English Learner Education Began


An interview with Lucinda Lee Katz, the first grade teacher of the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Lau vs. Nichols.

Fewer Students, Higher Absenteeism Affect California Public School Financing


California’s public schools depend on state aid for the lion’s share of their operational income. Two trends – declining enrollment and high absenteeism – are creating financial headaches.

New Website Features Information on Care of Backyard Chickens, Sheep, Goats


The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources advisors has published a new website with information resources for small acreage landowners raising livestock.

California Schools Gained Billions During COVID-19. Now the Money is Running Out


California schools got $23.4 billion in federal pandemic relief money. Low-income schools that got the most may be hardest hit when the funds expire this year.

What California College Students Think About Online Classes


EdSource asked students at California colleges and universities why they are choosing between online or in-person options.

Classroom Fight Ramps Up in CA Election


On one side: Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ advocacy group. On the other side: Protect Kids California, a parents rights organization.

Property-Poor Districts Demand Fairer Funding for School Facilities


Lawyers representing organizations in property-poor school districts are pressing Gavin Newsom and legislators over a school bond for the November ballot.

Research: Immigration Enforcement Hinders Education; Schools Offer Support


Immigration enforcement lowers students’ ability to succeed academically and negatively affects their overall learning experience.

Cinderella Project Moves; Grand Opening Feb. 24


Bright Futures for Youth’s Nevada County Cinderella Project, which provides dresses, tuxedos and other formal clothes to students, has moved to a space inside Sammie’s Nifty Thrift Shop in Grass Valley.

Arts Education Takes Flight Outdoors in Mariposa County


Teachers and students tap into a native tradition in which art and nature have always been inextricably linked.

Researchers Shed Light on River Resiliency to Flooding


Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno have completed a study examining how river ecosystems recover following floods, using data from oxygen sensors to estimate growth in aquatic plants and algae.

Academic Rigor Versus Cultural Relevance Is a False Choice


By reframing them as mutually reinforcing rather than mutually exclusive, we can transform education for every child.

New California Teaching Standards Increase Focus on Family Engagement, Social-Emotional Learning


The state is to implement long-awaited new guidelines in 2025 despite some calls for a year’s delay.

UC Merced to Feature on ‘The College Tour’ Show


UC Merced will be highlighted on an Amazon Prime show that showcases universities around the world.

Strategic, Sustainable Residencies Can Help Solve the Teacher Shortage


If educator candidates are paid a living wage and receive plenty of support, they are more likely to remain in the profession.

FAFSA Delays Are Leaving Students in Limbo. California Campuses Don’t Expect Help


California colleges doubt the U.S. Department of Education’s plans will do much to help campuses struggling with delays in awarding financial aid.

California Universities Are Required to Offer Students Abortion Pills. A Lot Just Don’t Mention It


One year after California became the first state to require its public universities to provide the abortion pill to students, basic information on where or how students can obtain the medication is lacking.

Aspiring Bilingual Teachers Gain New Perspectives by Crossing the Border


San Diego State’s Dual Language & English Learner Education department requires students in the credential program to visit schools in Tijuana.

Nevada County Opens Bear River Library with Increased Hours


Nevada County officials welcomed the community and opened the doors to the new Bear River Library location at 11010 Combie Road in Auburn.

CSU Plans to Expand Student Grants to Cover Full Tuition and Living Expenses


The financial aid expansion is aimed at making good on a pledge last fall when trustees approve a tuition hike.

Advice From Former Superintendents on Retaining Those Still on the Job


Five former California superintendents shared potential solutions for reducing the increasing turnover rate in their profession.

Should State Government Jobs Require a College Degree? Why California Is Rethinking Its Rules


California is removing degree requirements from jobs, but state leaders differ about the right approach.

Vocational Training Programs for Special Education Students Teach Work, Life Skills


Districts are trying to create or expand vocational training programs that “integrate” students with disabilities into careers and into society.

Gov. Newsom’s Budget Proposal Calls for Expanding Arts Ed Pathway


The proposal aims to help working artists become arts teachers in elementary schools.

Education Department Says It Will Fix Its $1.8 Billion FAFSA Mistake


Families have a lot of questions right now about how much help they’ll get paying for college—questions that financial aid offices can’t yet answer.

Internet Trolls Flooded UC Irvine Chat Groups—Then Students Fought Back


After UC Irvine-affiliated groups on the platform Discord were targeted by trolls spreading gory images, students banded together to block the attack.

Little-Known Academic Renewal Policy Offers Students a Second Chance


Community college students who have taken two years off can apply to have a limited number of units cleared from their GPA.


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