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Legislature Approves Community Colleges Giving 4-Year Degrees

Legislature Approves Community Colleges Giving 4-Year Degrees

The measure would allow the schools to offer the four-year degrees when a local workforce need for college graduates can be shown.
Richmond City Officials Announce $35M Chevron-Funded Scholarship Program

Richmond City Officials Announce $35M Chevron-Funded Scholarship Program

Students in the class of 2016 are expected to be the scholarship program’s first recipients, according to one city councilmember.
Comcast Offers Free Internet Services to Eligible Families for Back to School

Comcast Offers Free Internet Services to Eligible Families for Back to School

Read on to find out if your family qualifies for up to six months of free Internet service from Comcast.
Committee: 'Portola Middle School Should be Renamed After Fred T. Korematsu'

Committee: 'Portola Middle School Should be Renamed After Fred T. Korematsu'

The Committee on Renaming Portola Middle School met last night to make a recommendation.
New Director of Communications Announced for West Contra Costa Unified School District

New Director of Communications Announced for West Contra Costa Unified School District

Walton comes from the Capistrano Unified School District.
Cal Berkeley Football Player Dies

Cal Berkeley Football Player Dies

Officials were not able to release details surrounding the death of 21-year-old Ted Agu.
Fifth Grader Wins 'Super Bowl of Spelling Bees'

Fifth Grader Wins 'Super Bowl of Spelling Bees'

Bennett Ilan won the 3rd Annual 2014 Madera Elementary School Spelling Bee.
School District to Host 1st Meeting in El Cerrito on New Funding Formula

School District to Host 1st Meeting in El Cerrito on New Funding Formula

The West Contra Costa Unified School District will host the first of six meetings on the new education funding law at El Cerrito High School, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
School Board to Hold Special Meeting About Bullying

School Board to Hold Special Meeting About Bullying

Officials will discuss a brawl on the Hercules High School campus last week involving a transgender student.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
New UC Chief: Tuition Freeze, More Community College Transfers, Carbon-Neutral UC

New UC Chief: Tuition Freeze, More Community College Transfers, Carbon-Neutral UC

Starting her tenure with an active agenda, new UC President Janet Napolitano told UC Regents today that she intends to keep the current freeze on undergrad tuition, increase community colleg
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.