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Yolo County Education Digest

California Boosts Spending to Help Students Earn Math and Science Degrees


A program for low-income, first-generation STEM students at community colleges is receiving millions of dollars to expand across the state.

Does a Proposed $10 Billion Bond Favor Richer California School Districts?


Small and low-income school officials say the bond measure deal is unfair. The money is allocated through matching grants, so wealthier districts that can raise more local funds will get more money from the state.

Measure Y School Improvement Update


Measure Y funded construction projects are underway in the Woodland Joint Unified School District.

UC Davis Students End Protest


Students and other protestors are dismantling their pro-Palestinian camp in the UC Davis quad after failing to reach agreement with UC Regents and the UC Davis administration over their demands.

Sacramento Regional Tranisit Free Student Program Extended


Funding has been secured to continue the Sacramento Regional Transit RydeFreeRT program for local K-12 students.

CalMatters Hosts Big Ideas Festival


The two-day CalMatters Ideas Festival wrapped on June 6 with more than a dozen events examining critical policy issues impacting the lives of millions of Californians.

The Future for California Workers Is Apprenticeships


A panel of labor experts at the CalMatters Ideas Festival say California workers should have more access to more apprenticeships that pay more. Barriers still exist, especially for women and low-income Californians.

A Look at Police dispatches to Schools


EdSource reports that police are dispatched thousands of times per school day across California.

Raising Kids in California? They May Have College Savings Accounts You Don’t Know About.


The state is directly investing money for low-income students and all newborns to attend college. After two years, the program is still not widely known by the students who need the most financial assistance.

UC Student Workers Expand Strike to Two More Campuses as They Demand Amnesty for Protestors


After University of California students were arrested or suspended for protests, student workers are striking at three campuses. The Office of President says the strike violates the union contract.

UC Davis Workers Join Strike


On May 28, UC Davis academic workers joined the strike protesting the University of California response to pro-Palestinian demonstrations.

‘We Have to Do Less With Less’: Cal State Faces Extra $500 Million Budget Gap


Two major forces are at play: Gov. Gavin Newsom scaled back his promise of increased financial support for Cal State, while university officials agreed to 5% salary increases earlier this year.

Woodland Community College and Chico State Advance Transfer Agreement


Woodland Community College announced an upcoming agreement with Chico State University to streamline the transition from the 2-year to the 4-year institution.

Sacramento State to Host Office for Black Student Advancement


Sacramento State will be home to the central office for the $10 million Black student advancement drive on all 23 California State University campuses.

Why UC Grad Students Are Going Out on Strike


The job action starting today at UC Santa Cruz isn’t about pay, but instead is in response to how UC deployed police to clear pro-Palestinian encampments on campuses.

These California Schools Connect Kids to Community Services. Will They Survive Budget Cuts?


Gov. Gavin Newsom launched the community school initiative with $4.1 billion in grants to connect students and their families to medical care, counseling and other services.

Davis Popular University for the Liberation of Palestine (PULP) Encampment Updates


The Aggie is providing daily updates on the pro-Palestinian encampment in the UC Davis Memorial Union Quad.

Coffee Studied at UC Davis


On May 3, the Coffee Center at the UC Davis College of Engineering, opened with a focus on the study of coffee.

KDVS Celebrates 60 Years


A look back, and a look ahead, for UC Davis student-run radio station KDVS.

Student Encampment Set Up In UC Davis Memorial Union Quad


Divestment tops list of five demands issued by encampment organizers.

Dual Enrollment Earns College Credits


The Winters Joint Unified School District signed a dual enrollment agreement with Yuba Community College District opening a path for Winters High School students to earn college credits.

Rural Counties Far From Universities Struggle to Recruit Teachers


Nine counties located more than an hour away from universities with teacher preparation programs face particular difficulties.

Paris Hilton Speaks Up for California’s ‘Troubled’ Teens


Heiress Paris Hilton is on a mission to shine a light on the "troubled teen industry," a largely unregulated multibillion-dollar industry that is gaining public scrutiny for alleged abuse of vulnerable youths.

California Attempts to Increase Access to State Financial Aid for Students as FAFSA Problems Persist


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, underwent updates aimed at broadening its accessibility to students from low-income and undocumented backgrounds. But the National College Attainment Network reported a 36% decrease in FAFSA applications following several technical difficulties with the online portal.

UC Davis to Open New Lab at Aggie Square


UC Davis will be opening a new veterinary genetics research laboratory in Sacramento's Aggies Square.

Bill to Mandate ‘Science of Reading’ in California Schools Faces Teachers Union Opposition


The move puts the fate of AB 2222 in question, but supporters insist that there is room to negotiate changes that can help tackle the state's literacy crisis.

Congressman Mike Thompson Secures Funds for Walnut Park Library Project


Congressman Mike Thompson, D-Yolo, secured $850K in federal funds from the last appropriations bill to help finance the new Walnut Park Library project in the City of Davis.

California’s Disabled Students Left Behind During Emergencies: ‘They Just Weren’t Ready for Someone Like Me’


After bringing his story all the way to the University of California Board of Regents, a disabled UC Berkeley student has prompted the UC to ensure emergency evacuation chairs are in every multi-storied building in the 10-university system.

Teacher of the Week: Science and Technology Academy's Nani Wall


Meet the Daily Democrat's Teacher of the Week, Nani Wall of the Science and Technology Academy in Knights Landing.

Yolo Community Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline April 5


Yolo County student applications for Yolo Community Foundation scholarships of up to $10,000 are due by April 5.

Enrollment Up at UC Davis, Woodland Community College


UC Davids reported a record high of 115,249 undergraduate applications and Woodland Community College noted a 5% increase in enrollment over last year.

Woodland Public Library 2023 Annual Report Released


Details from the report state the the library received over 120,000 visits, was open for over 2,500 hours, served roughly 60,000 people and held almost 900 programs with roughly 28,000 attending.


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