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MVLA Approves Ethnic Studies Course

06/07/2023

The school board voted this week to formally approve an ethnic studies course for all freshmen starting this fall, but the decision was not without controversy and disagreement among the elected trustees.

Dueling Petitions Debate Palo Alto Superintendent’s Future

06/07/2023

On the cusp of Palo Alto Superintendent Don Austin’s annual evaluation, two groups—those who want him out of the job and those who support him—have both written letters to the Palo Alto Unified school board.

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Image caption: Protesters demonstrate against the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on affirmative action in 1978.
Affirmative Action: What SCOTUS Decisions May Mean for CA

California bans affirmative action in college admissions, but two pending Supreme Court decisions may go further than the current state law, which was passed as Prop 209 in 1996. Here’s what that could mean for the state.

Image caption: Members of Teamsters, CSUEU, UAW 4123, and CFA faculty gathered to ask for fair wages outside the CSU Chancellor’s office in Long Beach on May 23.
Report: Cal State Has $1.5 Billion Funding Gap

A new analysis shows that the California State University system doesn’t make or receive enough money to cover its costs, even with state support. The report and lawmakers urge the system to increase tuition, but even that might not be …

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Gilroy school board selects Munshi as next superintendent

Anisha Munshi will be the new superintendent of Gilroy Unified School District, following Deborah Flores’ retirement at the end of June after 16 years at the helm. The Board of Education unanimously approved Munshi’s contract on May 18. Munshi was …

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Supervisor tours Los Gatos’ transitional kindergarten ‘hub’

Transitional kindergarten teacher Kajsa Byrne had the children in her Lexington Elementary class gathered around a circular table, engrossed in a literacy assignment. They scarcely noticed some of the region’s most powerful educational figures enter the room. Michael Stock, a …

Image caption: For many years, chef Alice Waters has taught young people about the importance of sustainable eating. Now she’s building a new place of learning in Sacramento.
Interview With Alice Waters

The renowned Chez Panisse chef believes we’ve lost our connection to nature—and we’re afraid. She wants to help fix that.

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Silicon Alleys: San Jose and Dublin Celebrate Their Sisterly Ties

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland, once again brought a delegation to San Jose last week, enabling politicians from both sides of the Atlantic to reconnect and discuss shared values, including academic exchange programs. San Jose and Dublin have been …

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Construction begins at Charter School of Morgan Hill

The ceremonial start of a construction project that will modernize Charter School of Morgan Hill’s campus March 3 was billed as a “groundbreaking,” but it was more of a celebration that aimed to engage and entertain every student at the …

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Gilroy Unified won’t pursue school closure, for now

The Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education on Jan. 26 decided not to move forward with closing a school. But with enrollment continuing to spiral down, the possibility of shutting down another campus will continue to hang over the …

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Flores announces retirement from Gilroy school district

Deborah Flores, who has led Gilroy Unified School District as superintendent for 16 years, will retire on June 30. Flores made the announcement during the Jan. 12 GUSD Board of Education meeting. “This was one of the hardest decisions I …

Image caption: Allison Leggett, a fourth-year student at Charles Drew University, on campus in the Watts region of Los Angeles on Dec. 7, 2022
Solving the Black Doctor Shortage

Charles Drew University, the only historically Black university in California, will launch a new MD program next year. The goal is to train more doctors of color to help underserved communities in a state where only 3% of physicians are …

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