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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.
Staples Offers Teacher Discounts This Weekend

Staples Offers Teacher Discounts This Weekend

It is "Teacher Appreciation Event" from Aug. 1-3 at all stores, including Concord and Pleasant Hill.
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.
Olympian Brings Golden Message To Young Students

Olympian Brings Golden Message To Young Students

2012 Olympic synchronized swimmer Mariya Koroleva tells third graders to work hard, be courageous and never give up
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.
Musicians To Perform Holiday Concert at Diablo Valley College

Musicians To Perform Holiday Concert at Diablo Valley College

Concord High School's Ladies First will bring their dulcet sounds to the stage this weekend.
The Custodian Is The Rock Star At This School

The Custodian Is The Rock Star At This School

Dick Weyand has been an institution for two decades at Parkmead Elementary School in Walnut Creek
UC Reaches Tentative Pact with Nurses Union

UC Reaches Tentative Pact with Nurses Union

The University of California has reached a tentative contract agreement with the California Nurses Union, which represents 11,700 nurses working at UC medical centers and student health serv
Four Hercules High Students Suspended After School Fight

Four Hercules High Students Suspended After School Fight

The fight might have resulted from bullying of a 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.
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.
UC: Life May Be Possible on Billions of Planets in Our Galaxy, Scientists Say

UC: Life May Be Possible on Billions of Planets in Our Galaxy, Scientists Say

When E.T. tries to call home, he may get a busy signal. There are tens of billions of planets in the Milky Way Galaxy that are potentially able to support life, according new findings by res
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.
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.
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.
Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

The debate over homework rages among American parents and educators, and many question its value altogether.