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California Community Colleges May Soon Offer 4-Year Degrees

California Community Colleges May Soon Offer 4-Year Degrees

More than 20 states already allow community colleges to offer baccalaureate degrees. Now, it's up to Gov. Brown if Ca. can do the same.
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.
Some See Trash, Others See Art

Some See Trash, Others See Art

Students and teachers in grades 4-6 are invited to participate in RethinkWaste's annual "Trash to Art" contest in which 90 percent of the materials used are found at home, school or in every
What's All the Buzz About 'Big Picture' High School?

What's All the Buzz About 'Big Picture' High School?

A new learning model for the Sequoia Union High School District will be introduced at a community meeting Feb. 3.
Remember, All the Good Stuff is Learned in Kindergarten

Remember, All the Good Stuff is Learned in Kindergarten

Redwood City School District (RCSD) kindergarten registration begins this Saturday, Jan. 25.
Orion Gearing Up for Annual Author & Illustrator Fair

Orion Gearing Up for Annual Author & Illustrator Fair

Each year, the Redwood City alternative school invites children's authors and illustrators to engage with students, parents, librarians, and other visitors. Proceeds benefit the RWC Educatio
Finding the Perfect Fit: RWC to Host Preschool Preview Night

Finding the Perfect Fit: RWC to Host Preschool Preview Night

From Belmont to Palo Alto, representatives from early care and education programs will be on hand at a special event in Redwood City on Jan. 22.
SF Giants and Wells Fargo Go to Bat for RWC School

SF Giants and Wells Fargo Go to Bat for RWC School

A Redwood City high school will received funding to support athletics and other programs thanks to a grants from the San Francisco Giants and Wells Fargo.
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.
Roosevelt School Wins 'Golden Bell' Award for Innovative Program

Roosevelt School Wins 'Golden Bell' Award for Innovative Program

The school's Project-Based Learning Program was recognized by the California School Boards Association.
Summit Prep, Sequoia, and Woodside, High Schools Ranked Nationally

Summit Prep, Sequoia, and Woodside, High Schools Ranked Nationally

Redwood City high schools are among 253 California high schools ranked by Newsweek.
CSUS Purchases Davis Dr. Land, Will Build New Middle School in Belmont

CSUS Purchases Davis Dr. Land, Will Build New Middle School in Belmont

Crystal Springs Uplands School finalized the sale Tuesday on the property located at 6, 8 and 10 Davis Drive in Belmont.
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.
California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

National test score results 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.
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.