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Image caption: University presidents across the Cal State system have seen their pay rise substantially as compared to faculty members.
Cal State Presidents Enjoyed 43% Pay Raise From 2007 to 2022

Mildred García, the new Cal State chancellor, is earning a total compensation of nearly $1 million. Meanwhile, university president pay has increased at a greater rate than that of faculty, who are preparing to strike in early December, and the …

Image caption: Cal State Sacramento is one of four universities where members of the faculty union plan to walk out.
Cal State Profs Plan Walkout in Fight for 12 Percent Pay Hike

Cal State officials offered a 5 percent increase for each of the next 3 years, though the raises are not guaranteed. The union plans strikes at four campuses.

Image caption: California's school buildings aren't what they used to be, after years or neglect and disrepair that the legislature now struggles to reverse.
California's Crumbling Schools: Legislature Crafting Huge Construction Bond

Small, rural districts often struggle to pass local bond measures to pay for school construction and repairs. In some cases, leaking roofs, dry rot and broken air conditioners haven’t been fixed in years.

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Downtown Hotel to Sell One Tower for Proposed San Jose State Student Housing

A $113 million lease-buy-back deal will convert the south tower of the former Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose into a 700-bed student residence hall.

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Scott Shaw Gets Two Years in Prison for Acts Against San Jose State Female Athletes

San Jose State trainer Scott Shaw was sentenced Tuesday to serve 24 months in federal prison for unlawfully touching female student athletes under the guise of providing medical treatment.

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Teamsters Stage One-day Strike at San Jose State, as Contract Talks Stall

Faculty members at California State University campuses also are at impasse in labor negotiations.

Image caption: Under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, California students must now be educated in media literacy and critical thinking skills.
How to Spot Fake News Now Part of California School Curriculum

A new law requires K-12 schools to add media literacy to curriculum for English language arts, science, math and history-social studies. Among the lessons will be recognizing fake news.

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Lessons in How to Spot ‘Fake News’ Will Be Required in All California Schools

A new law requires K-12 schools to add media literacy to curriculum for English language arts, science, math and history-social studies. Among the lessons will be recognizing fake news.

Image caption: Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled affirmative action policies unconstitutional, some students are recosidering their college choices.
Affirmative Action: How SCOTUS Decision Changes College Admissions

After the Supreme Court ended affirmative action in college admissions, some students are rethinking their school selections. Some colleges are also boosting their student outreach as they seek diversity.

Image caption: California, America’s technology mecca, is quickly falling behind in education for the next generation of computer scientists.
California Ranks Low in Tech Education Due to Teacher Shortage

Only 40 percent of California high schools offer computer science classes as California falls behind in technology education nationally. A new law aims to make it easier to certify computer science teachers.

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MHUSD ordered to give girls same access to athletics resources as boys

The Morgan Hill Unified School District, accused of failing to provide equal resources for male and female athletics programs, has agreed to make substantial upgrades and renovations to baseball and softball fields at Live Oak High School, according to a …

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Office of Education expands special education programs at South County Annex

The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is expanding special education offerings to include services for students in grades 6 and up at its South County Annex in Gilroy. The expansion will begin in early November and will support …