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UC Davis Student Housing and Dining Services Holds Student Focus Groups


Students shared feedback on the current state of dining and possible improvements for ‘Dining Reimagined’ project.

Research: Immigration Enforcement Hinders Education; Schools Offer Support


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

Woodland Host Lions Club Set to Host Annual Student Speaker Contest


In the contest, open to all high schoolers in and around the Woodland area, students can win up to $22,000 in cash and scholarships.

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.

Woodland Councilwoman Inducted into International Educators’ Hall of Fame


Victoria Fernandez was inducted into Youth-on-the-Move’s International Educators’ Hall of Fame for her dedication to teaching kindergarten students to use “zoo-phonics.”

Who’s Running for Sacramento County School Boards? Here Are the Candidates


Some Sacramento County voters will be asked to weigh in this March on who should represent them on two local school boards, the Sacramento County Office of Education and Twin Rivers Unified School District.

Davis City Council and School District Discuss School Updates​​ at 2×2 Meeting


At a Jan. 17 meeting, officials from the Davis City Council and Davis Joint Unified School District talked about a new safety measure, road work updates, new learning strategies and questions regarding funds.

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.

UC Davis to Decide on Renewing 10-Year Pouring Rights Contract with PepsiCo


Both student representatives and researchers argue that renewing the contract would go against university commitments to health and sustainability.

How High School Sex-Ed Has Become a New Culture War Flashpoint


In high school, Jamie Cutter sat through lectures on abstinence in a city that had one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in California. Nearly two decades later, she teaches the sex-ed class she wishes she’d taken back then.

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.

Talk Focuses on Anti-Gentrification and Displacement Efforts Around Aggie Square


While promising to boost local health care and tech economies, UC Davis’s Aggie Square project raises concerns for Oak Park community.

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.

Measure N Campaign Underway in Davis Ahead of Upcoming Election


The election, scheduled for March 5, will have Davis voters deciding on whether to support continued funding for local public schools.

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.

ASUCD Judicial Council Holds Second Impeachment Hearing for ASUCD President


This was the second of two hearings to decide if President Francisco Ojeda would be the organization’s first executive officer to be removed from office.

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.

UC Davis Begins Program to Support Formerly Incarcerated Students


University of California, Davis has introduced a program for formerly incarcerated students and those impacted by the justice system, known as the Underground Scholars program.

UC Rejects Proposal to Allow Campuses to Hire Undocumented Students


The University of California suspended for a year its plan to allow undocumented students to acquire campus jobs, crushing a student-led movement more than a year in the making.

UC Davis Named Greenest Campus for Eighth Consecutive Year


According to the UC Davis Sustainability Office, this ranking is determined through a variety of criteria and their analysis to determine the ranking of UC Davis in comparison to other 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.

UC Davis Fire Department’s Health 34 Program Addresses Many Needs Across Campus


Health 34, a new non-emergency service, is dedicated to reducing crises by providing mental health services and access to basic necessities. The program is available every day and hour of the year.

Woodland Community College Opens New Performing Arts and Culinary Center


Woodland Community College administrators hosted hundreds of community members for a ribbon cutting celebrating the completion of the latest addition to the campus.

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.

New President Pro Tempore Elected After Impeachment of ASUCD President and Internal Vice President


Binh Do was elected as the president pro tempore and new Internal Vice President Aarushi Raghunathan addressed her impeachment resolution.

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