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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...

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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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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,...

FOX40
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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