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Spring has sprung

Mar 31, 2013
Spring has sprung

When spring nudges winter aside, the opportunities for learning are many, and quite a lot of it happens outside. Spring isn’t a static event that is the same everywhere. In different parts of the country, spring can either mean that flowers have started blossoming, birds have begun to sing early in the morning, and...

California Political News and Views
Years in San Diego Gov’t Schools: Still Can’t Speak English

  New Classes Target Students Who Struggle To Master English By Kyla Calvert, KPBS San Diego,   3/25/13 SAN DIEGO — About a quarter of California’s public schools students are learning English as a second language. But by middle and high sc...

California Political News and Views
California’s Two Highest Paid State Employees ($5 Million) Fired in Four-Month Span

  California’s Two Highest Paid State Employees Fired in Four-Month Span Posted by Chris Nguyen, OC Political,   3/25/13 Making a combined salary of $5 million in 2011, California’s two highest paid state employees were cut from the state p...

California Political News and Views
Gun safety courses offered to elementary teachers in Galt–but no guns allowed for protection

  Gun safety courses offered to elementary teachers in Galt By Susan Frey, EdSource,  3/25/13 In a new twist to professional development in a post-Sandy Hook world, some teachers in the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District will not only b...

California Political News and Views
Capital Appreciation Bonds for Gov’t Schools: Mostly 1,000% Interest—Not a Typo

  Capital appreciation bonds sidetracks building plan at Tracy district By Tom Chorneau, SLA Cabinet Report,   3/25/13    Almost two-and-a-half years ago, voters within the Jefferson School District in Tracy authorized a $35 million bond for ...

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Courts Say UCLA can NOT Fire Professor for Telling the Truth

  A Good Day for Academic Freedom By David French, National Review,   3/22/13 Within the past 24 hours, courts from both coasts handed down important rulings in two academic-freedom cases, both times rejecting university efforts to dismiss case...

FOX40
Video: High school basketball coach caught soliciting sex online

Mar 23, 2013
Video: High school basketball coach caught soliciting sex online

While his basketball team was playing a tournament in Sacramento, a coach apparently posted on Craigslist some rather raunchy photos. While not illegal, the photos have landed him in deep water. Tia Ewing reports.



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The State Hornet
Sac State students talk about what makes them feel part of the campus community

Sacramento State students voiced what they like about the campus and about being a Sac State Hornet. I went out and interviewed several students to get their perspective on what makes them feel at hom ...

California Political News and Views
The radical roots of Jerry Brown’s school finance reform plan

  The radical roots of Jerry Brown’s school finance reform plan By Wayne Lusvardi, Calwatchdog,  3/22/13 California Gov. Jerry Brown’s recently proposed radical public school financing reform –- the so-called “Local Control Funding Formul...

California Political News and Views
LAO recommends $4.5 billion CalSTRS rate hike–$$ Taken From Classrooms and Students

  LAO recommends $4.5 billion CalSTRS rate hike Ed Mendel, CalPensions,  3/21/13  The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office yesterday recommended that the Legislature adopt a plan to fully fund CalSTRS in 30 years — an estimated cost of ...

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