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FOX40
Tuition Increases Spark Protest At UC Davis

Nov 14, 2014
Tuition Increases Spark Protest At UC Davis

A small group of activists led a march around campus to alert students to a UC tuition increase that is being proposed by the UC Board of Regents. Regents say a 5% annual increase in tuition over the next five years will allow them to cover pension costs and hire instructors and increase the...

FOX40
Parents Facing Common Core Confusion

Nov 12, 2014
Parents Facing Common Core Confusion

SACRAMENTO- Students across the country face a new and higher standard of learning called Common Core. As tough as it is for students, it’s the parents who are, in many cases, headed back to school. In Sacramento, parents are getting a crash course in Common Core standards. “It`s not what you know, as much...

Whos Cooking School Lunch
Pacific Star Gardens, Yolo County

Nov 6, 2014
Pacific Star Gardens, Yolo County

Meet Robert Ramming, the owner of Pacific Star Gardens, a small farm in Yolo County, at the upcoming  Farms & Schools Marketplace Exchange. November 12th, Wednesday, 2pm-4pm, reception follows. Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. Woodland 95695. He’s been selling fresh … Continue reading

Whos Cooking School Lunch
Capay Organic Wants to Join You for Lunch

Capay Organic Wants to Join You for Lunch

Capay Organic’s Thaddeus Barsotti and other farmers will meet school food service directors representing over 200,000 school students at the November 12 Farms &  Schools Marketplace Exchange in Yolo County’s Woodland, CA. Reserve your place today at this free workshop.  … Continue reading

Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: State Schools Race Wake Up Call For Democrats

Nov 2, 2014
Sunday Commentary: State Schools Race Wake Up Call For Democrats

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson paid a late visit to Davis on Thursday to rally the troops. Early in the day he received bad news, his race is tied against challenger and fellow Democrat Marshall Tuck. The race is a study of contrasts, as Mr. Torlakson is backed by the teachers, liberal...

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Davis Vanguard
Torlakson Tied in the Polls, Comes to Davis to Inspire the Troops, Warns of Threat to Public Education

Oct 31, 2014

If Tom Torlakson was jolted by the news earlier in the day that he was in a dead heat with challenger Marshall Tuck for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction position that he has held since 2010, he had to be inspired by what he saw in Davis – a dozen or so, mainly...

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Whos Cooking School Lunch
And More School Food Service Leaders Coming to Speed Date

And More School Food Service Leaders Coming to Speed Date

Vince Caguin,  Coordinator of Nutrition Service & Warehouse, Natomas Unified School District, posing here next to his very spiffy ‘food service truck’ will be coming to the Farms & Schools Marketplace Exchange with several of his staff on November 12th. They, … Continue reading

Buckhorn Road
Generation PC

Oct 27, 2014

After a few years of teaching all 8th grade U.S. History, I am teaching all 7th Grade Medieval World History this year.  It's not my first choice, but that's more because of the age and relative lack of maturity of the students than the subject ma...

Buckhorn Road
Generation PC

Oct 27, 2014

After a few years of teaching all 8th grade U.S. History, I am teaching all 7th Grade Medieval World History this year.  It's not my first choice, but that's more because of the age and relative lack of maturity of the students than the subject ma...

Buckhorn Road
Bruised, battered, and back at blogging

Oct 27, 2014

Daniel Miller: Where were you? I'm just curious.Bob Diamond: I'd tell you, but you wouldn't understand.Daniel Miller: Don't treat me like a moron. Try me.Bob Diamond: I was trapped near the inner circle of fault.Daniel Miller: I don't understand.Bob Di...

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