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Jazz Musician and Steinway Pianos Artist Jim Martinez Joins Faculty at William Jessup University

Aug 1, 2013
Jazz Musician and Steinway Pianos Artist Jim Martinez Joins Faculty at William Jessup University

Pianist Jim Martinez joins William Jessup University faculty William Jessup University announced today it has hired pianist Jim Martinez as the accompanist for the Music Department. He will play an integral role for the University Choir and Orches...

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Banana Moments
How wireless connectivity may ‘disconnect’ the brain

Aug 1, 2013
How wireless connectivity may ‘disconnect’ the brain

013 July Monthly Banana Moments Round Up Photo: QuinnDombrowski via Flickr In a recent article in NorthJersey.com, Devra Davis, a scientist and president of the Environmental Health Trust, published an opinion piece on cell phone addiction. Citing the South Korean experience wherein one in five students are addicted to their smart phones,...

California Political News and Views
California State Universities Finally Figuring Out Quality Education/Inexpensive Cost

  California State University unveils “radical” new plan for online courses By Katy Murphy Oakland Tribune, 7/31/13 This fall, for the first time, students in the nation’s largest public university system will be able to take cou...

Banana Moments
Our brains and the parent-child relationship

Jul 31, 2013
Our brains and the parent-child relationship

Julie Anderson, founder of Your Best Mind in Grass Valley, California, spoke at the Parents Who Rock Meet up in Roseville, California this month. Anderson educates and consults with firms and families on how to understand the brain and personality connection as it relates to relationships and learning. Her message about understanding the brain...

California Political News and Views
Unions AND Conservatives: END Golden Handshakes in UC System

  Reigning in golden handshakes at UC By Kathryn Lybarger,| Special to the Daily Cal, 7/29/13 While Americans don’t seem to agree on much these days, there has been a growing public consensus on the issue of reforming public employee pensio...

Capitol Alert
California will spend $232.9 billion in new state budget

Jul 30, 2013
California will spend $232.9 billion in new state budget

California will spend $232.9 billion during the 2013-14 fiscal year if the recently enacted state budget is precisely followed. But the total, outlined in a followup report by the Legislature's budget analyst, Mac Taylor, is only an educated guess, a...

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Cutler-Orosi’s Dora Yanez Cooks A Lot at Home

Cutler-Orosi’s Dora Yanez Cooks A Lot at Home

DORA YANEZ, Assistant Cook, Golden Valley Elementary School, Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District Origin: Woodlake, CA “I cook a lot a home,” Dora tells us. “I’m raising 3 grandchildren. They’re 12, 11, and 7. I cook lots of potatoes, hamburger … Continue reading

California Political News and Views
Gov’t School Must “Ask” Parents How to Spend State$–They Don’t Have to Listen

  Parents to weigh in on how school districts spend new funds Julie Small, KPCC, 7/29/13 A new report out Monday by the State’s Legislative Analyst spells out accountability measures school districts must meet under California’s new funding fo...

Capitol Alert
Moody’s gives blessing to California’s additional school aid

Jul 26, 2013
Moody’s gives blessing to California’s additional school aid

The extra state aid flowing to California's school districts this year after a half decade of cutbacks is a "credit positive," Moody's Investor Service said Friday, while cautioning school officials against overspending the new money. "The liquidity o...

Capitol Alert
CA officials encourage Latino students to pursue higher education

Jul 24, 2013
CA officials encourage Latino students to pursue higher education

Legislators and state officials extolled the power of education to a group of 120 students participating in the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project at the state Capitol on Wednesday. High school juniors and seniors from across the state gathered i...

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