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Kids Love the Salad Bar at Sonoma Valley High School

Kids Love the Salad Bar at Sonoma Valley High School

Melinda Beasley, Food Service Assistant II, Sonoma Valley High School, Sonoma Valley Unified School District  Origin: Grand Rapids, Michigan  A graduate of Sonoma Valley High School where she now works, Melinda has been with the district 15 years. “I love … Continue reading

FOX40
West Sacramento Teacher Accused of Intentionally Trying to Run Over Cyclist Faces Judge

Jun 17, 2014
West Sacramento Teacher Accused of Intentionally Trying to Run Over Cyclist Faces Judge

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Yolo high school algebra teacher Wesley Tran was arraigned at the Sacramento County Superior Court Tuesday.

The judge announced charges of assault with a deadly weapon, for allegedly attempting to run over a cyclist, and felony dui, for accidentally …


TechWire
Starbucks to Pay Tuition of Workers Enrolling Online at Arizona State

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Jun 17, 2014
Starbucks to Pay Tuition of Workers Enrolling Online at Arizona State

Shan Li, McClatchy News Service Starbucks Corp. is serving up a venti-size portion of tuition assistance to its workers. The Seattle coffee purveyor said Monday that it would give about... Read more »

The post Starbucks to Pay Tuition of Workers Enrolling Online at Arizona State appeared first on Techwire.net.


The Sacramento Bee
West Sacramento teacher to be arraigned Tuesday in weekend road-rage incident involving bicyclists

West Sacramento teacher to be arraigned Tuesday in weekend road-rage incident involving bicyclists

A road-rage incident between a motorist and bicyclist lands a West Sacramento teacher in jail, accused of driving under the influence and assault with a deadly weapon. Wesley Tran

FOX40
Reaction to Teacher Tenure Ruling Deeply Divided

Jun 16, 2014
Reaction to Teacher Tenure Ruling Deeply Divided

SACRAMENTO-

In a room with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and his wife Michelle Rhee talking education reform, it was a San Jose middle schooler Daniela Martinez getting the star treatment.

Martinez is one of the plaintiffs in a case that …


Davis Vanguard
In Wake of Vergara Ruling, Legislature Moves Quickly to Streamline Teacher Dismissal Process

Jun 16, 2014
In Wake of Vergara Ruling, Legislature Moves Quickly to Streamline Teacher Dismissal Process

Legislation to streamline the teacher dismissal process, AB 215 by Assembly Member Joan Buchanan and principal co-authors Senators Lou Correa and Alex Padilla, passed unanimously out of the Senate and Assembly and is now headed to the governor’s desk for his signature. AB 215 prioritizes, updates and streamlines the teacher discipline and dismissal process...

Davis Vanguard
California Budget Deal Signed Just Before Deadline

Jun 16, 2014
California Budget Deal Signed Just Before Deadline

A budget deal was reached on Sunday night, about six hours before the deadline that in the past has often come and gone. The plan represents a compromise between Governor Jerry Brown and the Democratic Majority in the legislature, who now control the complete budget process due to changes in the law that allow...

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Eduskeptic
Tenure isn’t the problem in our schools

Jun 14, 2014
Tenure isn’t the problem in our schools

The Vergara/Welch lawsuit isn’t about tenure. It’s about union busting and privatizing as much of the school system in the U.S. as possible. It’s about vast amounts of money, none of which would make any sense to most of us. There are about 275,000 public school teachers in California. Not all of us should...

Eduskeptic
Data for bad teachers pulled out of thin air in Vergara v. Calif

Jun 13, 2014
Data for bad teachers pulled out of thin air in Vergara v. Calif

In a disturbing bit of news getting out to today in the Vergara v Calif. case, it appears that data quoted by L.A. Superior Court judge Rolf Treu doesn’t actually exist. In short, there is no data to back up his ruling on tenure. Jordan Weissmann of Slate, called Arizona State professor emeritus of...

Placer County Online
Liberty Utilities awards six scholarships to local students

LAKE TAHOE - Liberty Utilities is pleased to announce the winners of its annual high school and community college scholarships for students living within the utility’s service territory. This is the second consecutive year that Liberty has provided these awards. South Lake Tahoe High School – Sara Ortega Loyalton High School – Cory Peterman Douglas High School – Keaton...

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