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UC System to Cover Tuition for California Residents Who Are Native Americans

The University of California system this fall will begin to pay the tuition for California residents who are Native American. The decision could affect more than 600 students. UC President Michael Drake said the move would “advance critical efforts to expand student diversity and make the University of California more affordable.”

(April 26, 2022) → Read the full KCRA NBC 3 report
California Delays Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate for Schools

California is delaying a coronavirus vaccine mandate for schoolchildren until at least the summer of 2023. The state was the first to announce a mandate, but it will not take effect until federal regulators give final approval to the vaccine for children.

(April 14, 2022) → Read the full KCRA NBC 3 report

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‘Public Interest Media' Funding Bill Advances

SB 911 would provide $50M in public funding for journalism in California. It is heading to the state Senate floor with outside support still tepid.

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Who’s missing from California’s community colleges?

California’s community college enrollment plummeted during the pandemic. Here are the stories of some of the students who left.

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Arts For the Schools live performances return

Arts For The Schools has returned to offering onStage Live performances, starting with QUITAPENAS, which means "to remove worries” on March 11. This band, made up of first-generation sons of immigrant parents from Guatemala and Mexico, offer tropical Afro-Latin songs …

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Book vending machine for Incline: Library expands access to books

I must admit, I have a special affinity for libraries. Ever since I learned how to read, I’ve been visiting them and even now as an adult, every time I walk into the library and come out with a handful …

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Placer County’s School System, Explained

Placer County’s school system dates back well over 100 years and is today governed by an elected superintendent and board of directors. Here are some facts and figures about schools in the county.

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Schools Finally Get Needed Funding

EdSource spoke with Sen. John Laird Monday regarding the “historic” education funding contained in the budget the legislature had just sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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California’s Education System: How the Bureaucracy Works

How California's extensive public school system is organized and managed, explained.

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How Cool Are Libraries?

California has gone from one library to more than 1,100 in the last 171 years.

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California School Reopenings, Explained

California’s plan to get schoolchildren back into classrooms after a year of distance learning is taking shape. Here’s the latest on the state’s school reopenings.

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