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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.
Ross Valley School District Hires New Superintendent

Ross Valley School District Hires New Superintendent

The new administrator will begin his duties Aug. 1.
San Anselmo Officials Warn of Reckless Driving Spike

San Anselmo Officials Warn of Reckless Driving Spike

Problems are especially pronounced near schools, town officials say.
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.
Lifelong Learning on Tap at Dominican

Lifelong Learning on Tap at Dominican

A “Swigging, Slurping and Sipping through the Ages” class figures to be among the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s most intriguing offerings.
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.
College of Marin Celebrates International Education Week

College of Marin Celebrates International Education Week

The school is participating in the national event for the first time.
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.
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.
Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Reports of severe allergic reactions have spiked, but that doesn’t mean your kid’s PB&J’s are banned.
Drake High School Students Get Access to Facebook, Twitter

Drake High School Students Get Access to Facebook, Twitter

Tamalpais Union High School District leaders have stopped blocking four social media sites on school networks. Do you think this will enhance the education process?