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Study Suggests More Green = Less Aggression For Youth

Jul 15, 2016
Study Suggests More Green = Less Aggression For Youth

A new study suggests that teenagers surrounded by more greenery show less aggressive behavior. The University of Southern Californiaconducted the study to see whether or not more greenery in an urban area can alter one’s behavior. They followed 1,287 people, aging from 9 to 18 years old. They evaluated every single person’s aggressiveness every...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Disappointing Failure to Provide Boost to Preschool Programs

Jun 24, 2016
Commentary:   Disappointing Failure to Provide Boost to Preschool Programs

In the end, not only did the preschool tax fall short of the four votes needed to put it on the ballot, it fell short of even a majority, as Supervisors Oscar Villegas and Duane Chamberlain, who had supported staff drawing up ballot language two weeks before, voted against putting the measure on the...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Options Exist if Supervisors Don’t Put Preschool Measure on the Ballot

Jun 21, 2016
Commentary:  Options Exist if Supervisors Don’t Put Preschool Measure on the Ballot

Today may be decision day for the board of Supervisors on a half to quarter-cent sales tax measure that might fund a program to increase preschool access and affordability.  But the general tax requires four votes and there is a growing belief that both Supervisor Matt Rexroad and Oscar Villegas will oppose the measure....

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Eduskeptic
Charter schools in California still political

Jun 13, 2016
Charter schools in California still political

The idea of charter schools in California when they first popped up many years ago was to free schools and teachers from what was billed as the bureaucratic miasma of the public system. Schools would be free to teach pretty much how they wanted and what they wanted, as long as the general curriculum...

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Eduskeptic
May is Bike Month

Jun 13, 2016
May is Bike Month

Believe it or not, we’ve gone through all of May and we are deep into June.  May is Bike Month has come and gone. For the entire month of May each year there is an increased focus on all things bicycle. It’s a good time to ride, whether you are experienced, a novice, or just plain...

Alison Toon
Something different this weekend–horses!

Jun 10, 2016
Something different this weekend–horses!

Horse, IrelandFor years, I thought that the only thing that happened at Calexpo, the site of the State Fair was the State Fair. How very wrong!!! There are events happening throughout the year, including the City of Trees music festival later this year...

Davis Vanguard
Economic Development Series: Impact of Public Schools on a Community’s Economic Development

Economic Development Series: Impact of Public Schools on a Community’s Economic Development

By Bob Poppenga The relationship between public schools and local economic development is often overlooked in community discussions.  Without debating the pros and cons of economic development in Davis, it might be instructive to look at how a community’s economic development is affected by the strength or weakness of its schools.  Interestingly, I found...

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Davis Vanguard
Economic Development Series: Impact of Public Schools on a Community’s Economic Development

Economic Development Series: Impact of Public Schools on a Community’s Economic Development

By Bob Poppenga The relationship between public schools and local economic development is often overlooked in community discussions.  Without debating the pros and cons of economic development in Davis, it might be instructive to look at how a community’s economic development is affected by the strength or weakness of its schools.  Interestingly, I found...

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mamawolfe
6 Ways To Help Your Child Get Good Grades

May 22, 2016

Grades aren’t everything. There’s a lot more to life than getting an A+ on every paper that a student hands in. In middle school, however, students need to know that grades are important in terms of career and the college that they’re able to get into. That is why, as parents, we should be...

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mamawolfe
6 Ways To Help Your Child Get Good Grades

May 22, 2016

Grades aren’t everything. There’s a lot more to life than getting an A+ on every paper that a student hands in. In middle school, however, students need to know that grades are important in terms of career and the college that they’re able to get into. That is why, as parents, we should be...

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