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  • California Teachers of the Year
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:17:57 GMT
    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today named five outstanding educators as the 2015 California Teachers of the Year, one of whom he nominated as California's National Teacher of the Year. "It is an honor to recognize these five incredibly dedicated teachers who devote their energy, passion, and creativity to helping all their students achieve inside and outside the classroom," Torlakson said....
  • AP NewsBreak: Prisons agree to end race policy
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:21:39 GMT
    California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way of preventing further violence. California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence....
  • Pacific's Eibeck to lead state college group
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:41:05 GMT
    On Oct. 24, Eibeck will begin her two-year term as chairwoman of the executive committee of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, a 59-year-old organization based in Sacramento. Eibeck became Pacific's 24th president in 2009....
  • Fresnoa s debt policies shine brightly in eyes of state agency
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:21:01 GMT
    Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, GOP candidate for state controller, speaks at a Sacramento Press Club event in August in Sacramento. That the hurrahs come as the political campaign season draws to a close has to be a happy coincidence for Ashley Swearengin....
  • States, privacy advocates battle over phone 'kill switch'
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:27:37 GMT
    A handful of states are pursuing legislation to require cellphone manufacturers to equip their devices with "kill switch" technology that would allow the phone to be remotely shut down and wiped of its information if it is stolen. States, privacy advocates battle over phone 'kill switch' A handful of states are pursuing legislation to require cellphone manufacturers to equip their devices with "kill switch" technology that would allow the phone to be remotely shut down and wiped of its informati...
  • At youth boxing class, Kashkari jabs Brown on education
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:55:00 GMT
    Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari took a break from throwing political jabs to throw some real jabs at a Sacramento boxing gym Wednesday afternoon. Clad in a gray Ultimate Fighting Championship T-shirt, the former U.S. Treasury official worked up a considerable sweat running drills with an instructor at Sacramento's UFC Gym and the young students training there -- most of whom were well under voting age....
  • Five candidates in Saratoga school board race
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:20:39 GMT
    With Election Day less than two weeks away, candidates for the the Saratoga Union School District board of trustees are preparing to wrap up a busy campaign season. Among priorities for this group of candidates are improving communication between the board and the community and continuing to provide a quality education despite challenges within the school district....
  • Utah football: Devontae Booker is driving Utah's offense
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:10:55 GMT
    Without fail, The Beast says, he carves out a few minutes each day to hear baby chatter from a toddler. Junior running back Devontae Booker hasn't seen his son, who lives with his mother in California, for a month now, but thanks to FaceTime and Skype he's able to watch Deashon grow and learn....
  • Sacramento State could change 'commuter campus' image under master plan
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:47:01 GMT
    A master plan for Sacramento State calls for a bioswale to collect and filter rainwater and recharge the aquifer for campus use. The next couple of decades at California State University Sacramento could see not only quite a bit of new construction on campus, but a new image for the university emerging as a result....
  • The Death of Harry Major: Readers Respond
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:22:02 GMT
    Hillel Aron's look at the life and death of Harry Major, a Hollywood High teacher with a penchant for taking in ex-cons, had readers riveted last week . Anon can't wait for the movie version, saying, "Great story and writing....
  • Pacific President Eibeck to lead state college association Updated at
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:14:32 GMT
    University of the Pacific President Pamela Eibeck will be the next leader of the organization that represents the state's 77 private, nonprofit colleges and universities. On Oct. 24, Eibeck will begin her two-year term as chairwoman of the executive committee of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, a 59-year-old organization based in Sacramento....
  • Screening Committee Meeting Notice for the Instructional Quality Commission Appointment
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:05:00 GMT
    The purpose of this meeting is to interview candidates for appointment to the Instructional Quality Commission. The Screening Committee will decide which candidates it will recommend to the full State Board of Education at the November 2014 meeting....
  • Screening Committee Meeting Notice for the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools Appointment
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:05:00 GMT
    The purpose of this meeting is to interview candidates for appointment to the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools. The Screening Committee will decide which candidates it will recommend to the full State Board of Education at the November 2014 meeting....
  • SoCal Woman Named California Teacher of the Year
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:48:39 GMT
    Adrian Arambulo reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. At Manhattan Beach Middle School, a teacher's efforts to instill a love of science in her students has earned her a top California educator award....
  • Marin IJ Readers' Forum for Oct. 23
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:51:17 GMT
    The IJ could save a lot of ink by simply stating, "The IJ endorses all Democrats running in the November 2014 election." As an independent voter, I would have hoped for a more balanced approach, and clearly there are candidates that are not only very qualified, but could also bring a new perspective to the sad situation in Sacramento....
  • Applications Invited for Appointment to the Child Nutrition Advisory Council
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:36:49 GMT
    The State Board of Education is currently seeking applications for appointments to serve on the Child Nutrition Advisory Council . The CNAC supports the SBE by providing proactive leadership in health and nutrition for California's youth, including recommending plans and guidelines for school and child care meal service and nutrition education programs....
  • Charter school purchases existing Roseville campus
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:15:46 GMT
    John Adams Academy, a Roseville charter school, has purchased its existing campus, and is moving forward with plans to open a second location in Lincoln. A Roseville charter school has purchased its existing campus, and is moving forward with plans to open a second location....
  • Shooting Threat at Sacramento Area School
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:28:54 GMT
    Local and federal authorities are beefing up security at Rio Americano High School after a school shooting threat was found Friday. A school employee found graffiti on a campus restroom that warned of a shooting today, and a note was found later that day saying the shooting had been rescheduled for yesterday....
  • EPA: Native American Tribes Hit Hard by Climate Change
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:22:51 GMT
    Drought conditions in the Pacific Northwest aren't letting up. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency forecasts that while there may be some improvement in Nevada and Arizona, the lack of rain will likely continue through the winter in California....
  • An Evidence-Based Manual on Complete Cleft Care
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:33:24 GMT
    "Complete Cleft Care," recently published by Thieme, is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the assessment and treatment of patients suffering from cleft and velopharyngeal disorders. The book includes videos, available online at Thieme's Media Center, that demonstrate specific techniques used in each treatment procedure....