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Davis Vanguard
Conflict of Interest: Did County Board of Education Member Violate Law in Participating in Charter Vote?

Mar 2, 2015

On February 17, 2015, the County Board of Education voted 4-1 against a staff recommendation and granted the appeal of the charter petition of Empowering Possibilities International Charter School (EPIC). In so doing, newly elected board member Matt Taylor, appeared to go against counsel recommendation that he recuse himself due to the perception of...

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Buckhorn Road
Excellent quote of the day

Feb 24, 2015

Progressives:  Our ideas are so good, they're mandatory!

FOX40
Oklahoma Lawmakers Want to Get Rid of AP U.S. History

Feb 18, 2015
Oklahoma Lawmakers Want to Get Rid of AP U.S. History

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (CNN)- Some lawmakers in Oklahoma want to make Advanced Placement U.S. History history. What’s their beef? The course, which was redesigned by the College Board and implemented in high school classrooms last year, isn’t quite pro-America enough. “In essence, we have a new emphasis on what is bad about America,” said...

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Whos Cooking School Lunch
Something Special is Cooking in Yolo County’s Head Start Kitchen

Something Special is Cooking in Yolo County’s Head Start Kitchen

Yolo’s County’s Head Start program, under the leadership of Stephanie Gray, Nutrition Services Coordinator, has some new flavors coming to their meal program. Black-eye Pea Salad, Baked Sweet Potato with Cheese and Broccoli Topping and Corn and Cheese Grits. Lorena … Continue reading

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Cal Grants Halted for Heald College Students

Feb 13, 2015
Cal Grants Halted for Heald College Students

ROSEVILLE- More than a million dollars targeted for Heald College students who receive the Cal Grant Scholarship Award was halted Friday by the state’s Student Aid Commission. The payments were suspended to about 4,500 of Heald’s 13,292 students at 10 campus’ in Northern California. The reason is simple in the eyes of the commission....

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Davis Vanguard
Research Suggests that Later Start Times Help High School Students

Feb 13, 2015
Research Suggests that Later Start Times Help High School Students

Last week, the Davis school board, led by President Alan Fernandes, took action to move the district in the direction of implementing a policy that would adjust the start times for middle and high schools in the district to 8:30 beginning the next school year. Mr. Fernandes told the Vanguard, “The Board voted 5-0...

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California Political News and Views
Bill would cap large payouts to school superintendents

As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle: SACRAMENTO — A California lawmaker wants to limit the generous — sometimes six-figure — payouts that school districts award school superintendents who leave their jobs. Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, said the state needs to reduce the severance pay school districts — and ultimately taxpayers — give superintendents who...

FOX40
UC Davis Partners with Amazon.com to offer Textbooks, Campus Deliveries

Feb 9, 2015
UC Davis Partners with Amazon.com to offer Textbooks, Campus Deliveries

DAVIS (AP) — Realizing more and more students are buying their textbooks at Amazon.com, officials at the University of California, Davis, have decided to join forces with the retail giant, rather than fight it. The Sacramento Bee reported Sunday that UC Davis has signed an agreement with Amazon to start a co-branded website where...

AccessLocal.TV
Harvest Sacramento collects fruit from across the city

Harvest Sacramento collects fruit from across the city

Recently, Harvest Sacramento and community leaders came together to go out harvest fruit from different communities across Sacramento. Harvest Sacramento is a project of Soil Born Farms, whose goal is to collaborate with community partners, businesses, and nonprofits to harvest excess fruit and get it out to those who need, whether that be by donating the fruit to...

The State Hornet
Football signs 29 out of high school on National Signing Day

Sacramento State’s football team signed 29 athletes Wednesday, all from California high schools, who will join the Hornets in 2015.



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