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  • A new casualty of high-stakes testing: student teachers
    published on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:30:57 GMT
    As children return to K-12 classrooms, some will find that the emphasis on standardized testing that has caused stress for teachers and students now has a new casualty: student teachers. Teacher education programs around the country are beginning to feel the impact of testing standards, as master teachers pull back from their traditional role as trainers....
  • St. Patrick-St. Vincent High football team drops opener at Castlemont
    published on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:42:50 GMT
    The St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School football team lost to Castlemont of Oakland, 47-26, on Friday in the season opener for both programs....
  • High School diplomas sub exit exam
    published on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:46:25 GMT
    In the wake of a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, state schools leader Tom Torlakson urges California school districts to immediately grant diplomas to high school students affected by the recently passed CAHSEE bill. Torlakson, in a press release issued late Friday, encouraged districts to issue diplomas to any of some 5,000 students who have met all other high school graduation requirements in the 2014-15 school year except the California High School Exit Exam ....
  • This Man Sees God in the Stars
    published on Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:14:21 GMT
    When Hugh Ross looks for an opportunity to share his faith on an airplane, he tells the person in the next seat that he is an astronomer. When he wants to be left alone, he introduces himself as an evangelist....
  • Companies start to re-imagine the annual performance evaluation tradition
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:24:27 GMT
    It wasn't quite the storming of the Bastille, but a fledgling revolution was unfolding this past spring inside the conference rooms of the palm-studded, fairway-lined Trump National Doral Miami hotel. With a who's-who of corporate human resources chieftains in the crowd, from Disney to Cigna to Bank of America, a conga line of speakers called for the overthrow of an American workplace institution: the time-tested and usually dreaded annual performance evaluation....
  • Citywise: Folks fly Oakland, airport traffic up, Hayward Unified taxpayers get a break
    published on Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:58:55 GMT
    The number of passengers flying into Oakland International Airport increased by nearly 9 percent from July of 2014 to the end of June, according to the latest numbers. Airport officials said more than 10 million passengers came through Oakland during the period, a time in which the airport also expanded its number of existing flights and added new destinations including Tijuana, Mexico, and Dallas, Baltimore, Houston, New Orleans and Nashville....
  • Not as simple as it may look
    published on Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:43:47 GMT
    In June, just 13 seniors graduated. CPS has been accepting applications from organizations for a new, reimagined school in the Bronzeville facility....
  • Miguel ready to show his a Wildhearta at homecoming concert at Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro
    published on Mon, 13 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Before hitting the top of the charts, and before becoming a Grammy Award-winning singer, San Pedro native Miguel Pimentel would walk by the Warner Grand Theatre every day on his way to school. He's toured the world since those childhood days in San Pedro, wooing fans with his sultry and daring music, but now the star is coming back for a special homecoming....
  • Oakland's MLK Elementary receives free instruments from StubHub program
    published on Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:09:02 GMT
    At an event of the StubHub Next Stage Social Good Program on Aug. 28, 2015, at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Oakland, Calif., students learned the school will receive $20,000 worth of free instruments. StubHub, working in partnership with the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, made the donation; it was announced at a performance by the San Francisco-based band The Family Crest....
  • Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:01:07 GMT
    It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com. The site found in an online Harris Poll done July 31 to Aug. 4 that 80 percent of American adults 18 and older consider themselves good spellers, but they may be overestimating their abilities....
  • Survey: General LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:41:00 GMT
    Jurors will resume weighing the credibility of two teens and other evidence in a case in which prosecutors say an 18-year-old senior raped a freshman as part of a culture of sexual conquest at an elite New... A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of forcible rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed... Tropical Storm Erika has the potential to rake Florida's west coast...
  • Nationals' starter Joe Ross not done yet, puts together another solid start
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:41:18 GMT
    Washington Nationals' right-hander Joe Ross gave up just one hit and an unearned run in Thursday night's 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres who drafted him in the 1st Round in 2011. How far will the Nationals' take the 22-year-old righty? At some point in the near future, and no one's saying exactly when, Washington Nationals ' right-hander Joe Ross will reach his innings limit/pitch count for the season and he'll be shut down for the year....
  • Memorial, Celebration for Overdose Victims in Civic Center Plaza
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:30:39 GMT
    People coping with the loss of loved ones to drug overdoses and their supporters will gather for a memorial and celebration at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza on Sunday, event organizers said. The event will feature space to play music and read or share about someone lost to drug overdoses....
  • Inside Virginia TV killer Vester Flanagan's soulless apartment
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:00:12 GMT
    A bare mattress on a stark bed frame, a dingy living room kitted out with black and cream furniture, and not a single splash of color save for a few Post-Its near the computer. This is just a glimpse inside the world of deranged killer Vester Flanagan after reporters gained access to his sparse apartment this afternoon....
  • 5 things to know about new Jets quarterback Josh Johnson, with a Jim Harbaugh connection
    published on Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    The latest addition to the Jets' crowded quarterback room is Josh Johnson , who has bounced around the league a bit in recent years and was most recently with the Bengals, who cut him earlier this week. To make room for Johnson, the Jets cut undrafted free agent Jake Heaps, who had a particularly rough day on Thursday, the final day of training camp....
  • Michael Cohen Champions Tenants' Rights for Safe Living Conditions
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:02:05 GMT
    In light of a recent tragedy in Berkeley, CA, where six people died after a balcony on an apartment building collapsed, attorney Michael C. Cohen educates tenants on breach of warranty of habitability issues while stressing the importance of preventative measures. If tenants are aware of defective or substandard conditions, they have the right to make the landlord fix it, and by doing so, tragedies such as the one in Berkeley can be avoided....
  • On-air shooter threatened to make 'headlines'
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:01:34 GMT
    On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said....
  • Dragon gridders open with Fremont
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:56:29 GMT
    Tonight begins another season under the lights at Arnold Field for the Sonoma Valley High School varsity football team, as the Dragons begin their 2015 season with a home matchup against Fremont High School of Oakland. The two teams faced off in non-league action last season at Arnold Field with the visiting Tigers shutting out Sonoma 20-0....
  • Liz Macera at the San Diego Fringe Festival
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:23:59 GMT
    Liz Macera is on stage with her one-woman show 'I've Accepted Everyone's Death but my Own', playing herself and the distraught daughter of an end-of-life patient. In the play Liz councils patients and families about making the final transformation, bringing everyone into the process of articulation, diagnosis, prognosis and sooner or later acceptance....
  • Man gets 35 to life for shooting teen who beat up his son
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:13:28 GMT
    An Oakland man was sentenced Thursday to 35 years to life in prison for shooting a former San Lorenzo High School student who had beaten up his son. Darren Andre Cleveland , 49, was convicted of premeditated attempted murder, shooting from a vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon for shooting the 16-year-old victim in May 2014 in unincorporated San Leandro, authorities said....