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Schools

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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.
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.
Ohlone College Basketball Coach Resigns

Ohlone College Basketball Coach Resigns

John Peterson will be moving on to coach at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles
School Board Votes to Put 'School Improvement Funding Measure' on June Ballot

School Board Votes to Put 'School Improvement Funding Measure' on June Ballot

All 42 of our FUSD schools need repairs, according to school board officials.
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.
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.
California Doles Funds for Common Core Upgrades

California Doles Funds for Common Core Upgrades

Find out how much your local education agency received with our interactive graphic.
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.
California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

National test score results were released Thursday.
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.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Fitness Tests Show Fremont Kids Ahead of Their Peers Statewide

Fitness Tests Show Fremont Kids Ahead of Their Peers Statewide

More than 22 percent of FUSD's fifth graders were overweight last year, which is better than the state's 26 percent average.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Run, Raise Money for Fremont Schools

Run, Raise Money for Fremont Schools

The 9th Annual Fremont Run 4 Education will be held Sunday, Oct. 27.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
Are Kids Getting Too Much Homework?

Are Kids Getting Too Much Homework?

A recent Atlantic article explores what happens when a parent takes on his daughter’s homework for a week: it’s not pretty.