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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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FOX40
Parents Concerned About Cost of Manteca Unified’s Tablet Program

Feb 6, 2015
Parents Concerned About Cost of Manteca Unified’s Tablet Program

MANTECA- The Manteca Unified School District has embarked on the first ever large scale tablet program for their students but some parents are concerned that this $30 million project could end up costing them a pretty penny. Manteca Unified School District educators say a mixture of traditional and new technology will help students at...

Banana Moments
Cyber-safe tips for choosing children’s apps

Feb 2, 2015
Cyber-safe tips for choosing children’s apps

The internet is an open environment and it is relatively easy to create and market apps globally, so parents must be vigilant about knowing that the apps that are downloaded for their children and family are coming from trusted resources. The FTC has recently issued a warning to a Chinese children’s app developer, BabyBus,...

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Schools Chief: Public Schools Can’t Make Parents Volunteer

Jan 29, 2015
Schools Chief: Public Schools Can’t Make Parents Volunteer

SACRAMENTO- In a statement released Thursday afternoon, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said schools cannot force parents to volunteer. “We encourage parents to volunteer at their schools, but we want to make it very clear that no school can require parents to volunteer in order for a student to enroll in school...

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Natomas School Board Votes to Send 6th Graders to Middle School

Jan 28, 2015
Natomas School Board Votes to Send 6th Graders to Middle School

NATOMAS- In an effort to alleviate classroom overcrowding, the Natomas Unified Board of Trustees voted unanimously Wednesday to send sixth graders to middle school. The move begins next school year. Natomas Unified has three middle schools: Natomas Gat...

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Davis Vanguard
Can School Choice Really Impact the School to Prison Pipeline?

Jan 28, 2015
Can School Choice Really Impact the School to Prison Pipeline?

Earlier this week, Gloria Romero, a former majority leader in the California Senate and director of the California Center for Parent Empowerment and RiShawn Biddle, editor of Dropout Nation, described as an “online outlet of education reform” put out the provocative idea in a Sacramento Bee op-ed that California can end the school-to-prison pipeline...

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Banana Moments
Access to your child’s social media will not stop cyberbullying

Jan 26, 2015
Access to your child’s social media will not stop cyberbullying

...Granting schools access to the social media of a child suspected of bullying may complicate things and create more harm. It would, it seems, make more sense to mandate the parent provide access to the account without giving up the password, so as to facilitate the investigation of an incident and limit access for...

California Political News and Views
School Choice Week Highlights Vouchers, Opportunity

National School Choice Week kicked off yesterday, designed to heighten awareness for innovations in education. According to SchoolChoiceWeek.com: “Independently planned by a diverse and growing coalition of individuals, schools, and organizations, National School Choice Week features thousands of unique events and activities across the country. The Week allows participants to advance their own messages of...

Whos Cooking School Lunch
Five Flavor Culinary Course Inspires School Food Service

Five Flavor Culinary Course Inspires School Food Service

The food heritage of many immigrant and first generation students is rich and fascinating, largely healthy, and vastly untapped in school lunch — so we, Evans & Brennan, designed a half-day course for School District Food Service to introduce five … Continue reading

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Students Asked to Bring Canned Food to School, to Stop School Shooters

Jan 15, 2015
Students Asked to Bring Canned Food to School, to Stop School Shooters

VALLEY, Alabama (CNN)- When is a can of beans more than just a can of beans? When it’s a weapon of self-defense for students to throw at an armed intruder who has just entered their school. That’s one scenario Valley, Alabama, officials are considering as part of their training to respond to school shootings....

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