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Should California Teachers Get Tenure? Judge Says No As He Strikes Down State Laws

Should California Teachers Get Tenure? Judge Says No As He Strikes Down State Laws

Students Matter, a Menlo Park-based nonprofit group founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch, sponsored the lawsuit filed in 2012.
Tips for Keeping Teens Safe this Graduation Season

Tips for Keeping Teens Safe this Graduation Season

Traffic accidents are the No. 1 killer of American teenagers, according to a report by the General Motors Foundation.
These 5 Marin Schools Just Got A Great Honor

These 5 Marin Schools Just Got A Great Honor

There are approximately 5,580 elementary schools in California and just 424 were honored.
Marin County Has Highest Graduation Rate in Bay Area, Data Shows

Marin County Has Highest Graduation Rate in Bay Area, Data Shows

In the Bay Area, Marin County had the highest 2013 graduation rate, at 91.4 percent, according to state education data.
Tour of Novato and Community Fair Rides Back Into Town

Tour of Novato and Community Fair Rides Back Into Town

Last year the Tour of Novato and Community Fair raised almost $120,000 for Novato’s schools and over $500,000 has been raised since the event began.
See What Happens When High School Gets its First Real Cafeteria Building

See What Happens When High School Gets its First Real Cafeteria Building

Elected officials and students attended the opening ceremony for San Marin High's new cafeteria / multi-use building.

San Marin High School opens new multi-purpose building

Novato's San Marin High School has a ribbon cutting ceremony to open their new multi-use and cafeteria building
Marin Spelling Bee Championship is No Fairy Tale

Marin Spelling Bee Championship is No Fairy Tale

Miller Creek seventh grader advances to the state finals.
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.
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.
School Fuel Celebrates 10 Years of Supporting Novato Schools

School Fuel Celebrates 10 Years of Supporting Novato Schools

Organization has raised more than $1.5 million for Novato schools
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.
NUSD Looking at Security Cameras to Deter Vandalism, Help With Discipline

NUSD Looking at Security Cameras to Deter Vandalism, Help With Discipline

District says it will help reduce vandalism and disciplinary issues