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Cruzio Receives State Grant for Equal Access Summits to the Sea Project
On February 15th, the California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved Resolution T-17810, giving the green light to Cruzio's Equal Access Summits to the Sea (EAS2C) grant proposal. EAS...
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.
Cal State Faculty Vote to Ratify New Contract
Members of the California Faculty Association approve a two-year agreement that the union and administration hammered out after a strike last month that lasted one day.
Research: Immigration Enforcement Hinders Education; Schools Offer Support
Immigration enforcement lowers students’ ability to succeed academically and negatively affects their overall learning experience.
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.
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.
From Benito Link...
San Juan School Will Rebuild on Existing Campus
Superintendent Barbara Dill Varga has been anxiously awaiting word on the school’s fate from state architects.
From San Joaquin Valley Sun...
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.
Parents’ Lawsuit Forces California to Spend $2 Billion on Learning Loss. Here’s What Will Change
Learning loss during the pandemic hit California’s low-income students hardest. An agreement requires the state to focus spending there.
From Los Angeles Times...
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.
Town Hall Gathers Input on New Campus Design
More than 80 county residents participated when the San Benito High School District held a community town hall as part of its planning to build a second high school.
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.
Hollister School District Board of Trustees Reaffirms Overnight Field Trip Ban
At a Jan. 23 meeting, parents and students lined up to ask the board to allow the trips. Some accused the board of violating the Brown Act, claiming the board changed its policy without informing the public.
Rancho San Justo Holds Grand Opening for Resource Center
Rancho San Justo Middle School held a grand opening of the Bronco Well and Resource Center with about 60 people in attendance, including school and district officials and students.
Community Vision San Benito County: Indigenous and Native American Focus
Concerns over the history of Indigenous people, the need for diverse education courses, and representation in government were discussed at BenitoLink’s most recent Community Vision listening session.
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.
Cal State Faculty Strike Ends With Tentative Contract Agreement
A Cal State systemwide strike secured what more than half a year of negotiations and partial strikes couldn’t: a deal.
Community Members Join in Gavilan College’s Topping Off Ceremony
Gavilan College hosted a Topping Off ceremony Jan. 17 at the new campus, where 80 San Benito County community members signed the last beam to be placed on the new college’s main building.
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.
California Needs to Ensure Teachers Can Teach Kids to Read, National Study Says
The Golden State earned a moderate rating from the National Council on Teacher Quality, showing strength in some areas and weakness in others. Only 12 states earned a strong rating.
Deficit Déjà Vu: Structural Problems of California School Finance
We need to have a serious discussion about supporting our education investments with stable revenue.
San Juan Bautista Library Inherits Theater and Literature Collection
Milt Commons, long-time stage manager for El Teatro Campesino, willed his book collection to the San Juan Bautista City Library, where some volumes will form a new theater studies section.
Cal State Faculty Reject 'Final' Pay Offer, Set Strike For Jan. 22
After months of negotiations, university officials offer a 5% pay raise. The union is seeking 12 percent and plans to strike at the end of January.
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