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Calif. School Districts and Thousands of Californians Join in Urging the Governor to Save SoCal ROC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A letter and a petition signed by thousands of Californians urging the Governor to save the Southern California Regional Occupational Center, also known as SoCal ROC, was delivered to Governor Brown on Monday by Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D-Torrance). In the letter, which was undersigned by representatives of SoCal ROC and participating […]

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Legislation Seeks UC and CSU Guidelines Allowing Computer Science Courses to Meet Admissions Requirements – SB 1200

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A bill to allow high school advanced computer science courses to be counted towards core college admissions requirements was approved today by the Senate Education Committee. The bill, SB 1200, by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) calls on the UC and CSU to provide guidelines for high school computer science […]

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Action to Protect Career Technical Education in California taken by Assemblymember Muratsuchi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D – Torrance) led an effort to protect career technical education (CTE) in the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance. The subcommittee unanimously voted to 1) establish CTE as a state priority in high schools and 2) to ensure that local education agencies continue to provide regionally […]

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BIA Southern California Remodelers Council (SCRC) and staff has added additional courses this year due to overwhelming demand

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The BIA Southern California Remodelers Council (SCRC) and staff has added additional courses for 2014 due to overwhelming demand. These courses are designed to meet the new criteria that is set to take place in the remodeling and building industry.

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Five Queens and their Robot qualify for First Tech Challenge 2014 Robotics World Championships

MONROVIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Five young women from Monrovia High School and their rhinestone-encrusted robot qualified to advance to the 2014 First Tech Challenge Robotics World Championships as a result of their strong performance at the West Super-Regional Robotics Tournament held near Sacramento at the former McClellan Air Force Base this past weekend, the Monrovia High School Robotics Program announced today.

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Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi Announces Bill to Support Career Technical Education and the SCROC – AB 2216

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, has announced the introduction of his bill, Assembly Bill 2216. AB 2216 would protect funding for Career Technical Education (CTE) and Regional Occupation Centers and Programs (ROCPs) like the Southern California Regional Occupational Center (SoCal ROC) in Torrance. […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments to CSU Board of Trustees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments to the California State University Board of Trustees: First, Adam Day, 44, of Alpine, has been the assistant tribal manager for the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation since 2002. He was general manager at NCG Porter Novelli […]

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25th Annual Laguna College of Art and Design Event to Honor Philanthropists Terry Smith and Wayne Peterson

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announces its Collector’s Choice 25th Anniversary Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the main campus, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, CA, 92651. The 25th Annual Collector’s Choice honors Terry Smith and Wayne Peterson, as honorary chairs.

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Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi Names South Bay Education Advocate as 2014 Woman of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) selected Leanne Huebner, an Executive Board Member for the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation, as the South Bay’s 2014 Woman of the Year. Huebner was honored on the Assembly Floor at the Capitol as part of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus’ “Women of the Year” event […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi Introduces Legislation to Prevent Excessive School Administrator Compensation – AB 2710

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, announced his introduction of Assembly Bill 2710, a bill that would ensure greater transparency and accountability to prevent excessive school superintendent compensation packages such as that recently reported in the Centinela Valley Union High School District. […]

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Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Legislation: Stop Putting Kids in Solitary or in Jail for Skipping School

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), co-author of the landmark Schiff-Cárdenas Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act of 2000 in California, today introduced two bills to reform the incarceration and confinement of juveniles in the United States. The Protecting Youth from Solitary Confinement Act addresses a critical oversight in jails […]

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Five Queens and a Robot Win Top Honors at Los Angeles FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Championship Tournament

MONROVIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Five young women from Monrovia High School and their rhinestone-encrusted robot won the top Inspire Award at the Los Angeles FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) Regional Championship Tournament held at Monrovia this past Saturday, the Monrovia High School Robotics Program announced today. Along with six other teams from cities ranging from Santa Barbara to San Diego, they advance to compete with top teams from eleven western states.

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Regent Education Financial Aid Management Solution, Regent 8, selected by Brandman University

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Brandman University has selected Regent Education’s financial aid management solution to enable them to successfully transition to Competency Based Learning and support their innovative curriculum model. Regent 8 is the only financial aid management solution to offer complete support for all enrollment models.

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Gatto and Torlakson Team Up to get Calif. School Employees training needed to stop Child Abuse – AB 1432

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) amended AB 1432 to strengthen training requirements and prevent child abuse in schools. The amendments would require all school employees to be trained according to standards developed by the Department of Education, in the proper identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect, […]

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Software-Defined Audio Video Leader Utelogy Corporation Opens New Training Facility in Irvine

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Utelogy Corporation has signed a new lease to open its expanded corporate office and training facility within a mile of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif. Utelogy is a leader in Software-Defined Audio Video (SDAV) technology primarily deployed in higher education institutions.

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Takes Action to Protect Victims of On-Campus Assault and Similar Crimes – AB 1433

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation to ensure that crimes committed on college campuses are properly reported and investigated. The legislation, AB 1433, would require colleges to report certain crimes occurring on or near campus to local law enforcement to investigate, if the victim does not request […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Bill to Improve Child-Abuse Reporting in Schools – AB 1432

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation today to prevent child abuse in schools by ensuring that school employees identify the abuse and stop it in its tracks. Recent reports showed that certain abuse was prolonged because large numbers of school personnel were unaware of the processes and […]

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U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas today introduced the America Can Code Act

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) introduced the America Can Code Act of 2013. This legislation would designate computer programming languages as “critical foreign languages” and provide incentives for state and local schools to teach more computer science beginning as early as Kindergarten. The official short title […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi statement on his appointment as Chair of Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D – Torrance) released the following statement in response to his appointment as Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance: “I am honored to be appointed as the Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance.” He added, “As a former Torrance […]

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New Children’s Book ‘Surprising Silhouettes 2′ Visualizes How People View the World

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Connie Tamaddon, author of ‘Surprising Silhouettes’ (ISBN: 978-0977801831) today announced release of ‘Surprising Silhouettes 2′ for Apple iPad. Tamaddon, a respected photographer, has a repeat performance with her unique use of light properties and shadows to create a clever read-out-loud guessing game that illustrates that not everything is as it first seems.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Nov. 26, 2013 including to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Erick Casallas, 33, of Bakersfield, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, where he has served since 2011. Casallas has been a teacher at Emerson Middle School in Bakersfield since 2006. He was a teacher […]

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39 Members of Congress Join UAW to Stop Devastating Cuts to Science Programs

BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Two United Auto Worker locals announced today that 39 members of the House of Representatives have joined their effort to stop the Sequester, the disastrous budgeting policy that indiscriminately cuts billions from federal research budgets, slowing the pace of innovation and forcing scientists around the country to walk away from promising projects. A letter signed by the 39 members was delivered today to Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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Postdoc Union Launches Campaign Urging UC to Reimburse Employees for Contractual Health Benefits UC Unfairly Refused to Provide

BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — UAW 5810, the union representing more than 6,000 postdoctoral scholars at the University of California, has launched a new online push for action urging UC to stop dragging its feet and reimburse many newly-immigrated postdocs for health care benefits it is contractually obligated to provide. The ads, which are linked to a change.org petition, can be seen here.

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Health Professions Scholarship, Student Loan Repayment announced by Calif. Assemblyman Ken Cooley

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblyman Ken Cooley announced that the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) is offering scholarships and student loan repayments for health professionals who commit to working in medically underserved communities. Funded through OSHPD’s Health Professions Education Foundation, $32 million will be awarded to students enrolled […]

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SF Mayor Ed Lee, SFUSD & Salesforce.com Foundation Launch Public-Private Middle School Leadership Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Mayor Ed Lee joined San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Superintendent Richard Carranza and Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the salesforce.com Foundation, to launch the Mayor’s Middle School Leadership Initiative, a first of its kind public-private partnership […]

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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla’s Bill to Strengthen Landmark College Transfer Degree Law Headed to Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, SB 440 authored by Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) is headed to the Governor for his signature following a concurrence vote in the State Senate. The bill would require the California Community Colleges (CCC) and the California State University (CSU) to develop a strategic plan to implement the Student […]

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California State Assembly Approves Padilla Bill Calling for Mental Health Education in Public Schools

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senate Bill 330, authored by Senator Alex Padilla was unanimously approved by the California State Assembly today. The bill would improve the educational framework regarding mental health issues in California public schools. SB 330 by Senator Alex Padilla now faces a final concurrence vote in the State Senate and […]

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Calif. State Assembly Votes to Strengthen Landmark College Transfer Degree Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Assembly today unanimously approved SB 440 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill would require the California Community Colleges (CCC) and the California State University (CSU) to develop a strategic plan to implement the Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act. The bill now faces a final […]

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California Teacher Accountability Bill is Signed into Law – AB 449

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, California Assembly Bill 449 by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. This bill received overwhelming bi-partisan support in the Legislature and was supported by South Bay school districts. AB 449 would ensure the welfare and safety of students by creating a statutory […]

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Business Management and CAPS Continuing Education Courses Offered by Southern California Remodelers Council

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Southern California Remodelers Council is conducting courses on September 26 in the areas of Marketing and Communication Strategies for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS I), September 27, Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS II) and Business Management for Building Professionals on October 29, 2013.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Better Prepare California Teachers by allowing up to two years of graduate level preparation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senate Bill 5 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was signed today by Governor Brown. Specifically, SB 5 will allow for more flexibility for teacher preparation programs by allowing up to two years of graduate level preparation. The programs are currently limited to one year. The bill goes into effect […]

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HTCIA Conference Extends Special Offer to Students and School Faculty Interested in Security Careers at 21st Annual Event

ROSEVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Getting the training and experience needed to work in the growing computer forensics or network security fields can be challenging and expensive. In keeping with its mission of educating individuals involved with high-tech investigations, the High Technology Crimes Investigation Association is uniting with the academic community to offer students and faculty alike, an opportunity to interact with and learn from the top industry experts.

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Childcare is Focus of UCSF Postdoc Union Panel at the University of California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In response to an overwhelming need to improve childcare access and affordability at the University of California, United Auto Workers Local 5810, which represents more than 6,000 postdoctoral scholars at UC, is hosting a panel on childcare resources, low-income childcare funding, work/life balance and statewide initiatives for childcare funding on Thursday, Aug. 22.

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Regent Education’s Regent 8 Solution chosen by National University, the second-largest private, non-profit university in California

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — National University is the second-largest private, non-profit university in California. With more than 23,000 students it was imperative to find a financial aid management solution that would drive automation and support their complex packaging and repackaging needs. Regent Education’s Regent 8 was selected based on its advanced packaging and automation capabilities.

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Historic California School Funding Legislation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed historic school funding legislation that will direct increased resources to the state’s neediest students and restore local control over how money is spent on schools. At a signing ceremony at Cahuenga Elementary School in Los Angeles, the Governor was joined by […]

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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Issues Statement on State Budget: Education Funding and English Learner Accountability Are Key Elements

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee released the following statement regarding the state budget: “Today is an exciting day for California and for millions of K-12 students throughout the state. I commend Governor Brown for his vision in what I […]

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California Civil Rights and Education Leaders Join Governor Brown in Final Push for More Equitable School Funding System

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today met with a broad coalition of business, civil rights and education leaders from across California to continue the call for action on his plan to direct additional resources to the state’s neediest students and restore local control over how money is spent in […]

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California Bill to Prevent Child Abuse in Schools Passes Assembly (AB 349)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the California State Assembly took action to prevent child abuse in our schools and track those accused of crimes against children, by passing AB 349 with a bipartisan vote of 71-0. The bill creates a landmark, statewide, information system to help prevent repeat offenders from retaining employment at a […]

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Local South Bay Schools to Receive $2 million in Calif. School Construction Grants

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi congratulated schools on successful applications. The State Allocation Board has approved nearly $2 million in grant funding for four school construction projects in the 66th Assembly District. The projects are shovel-ready and include facility improvements to modernize the campuses, improve security, address accessibility shortcomings or […]

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Los Angeles Leaders and Calif. Gov. Brown Call for Action on Plan to Improve School Funding System and Restore Local Control

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined with education and business leaders and elected officials at Humphreys Avenue Elementary School in East Los Angeles to call for action on his plan to direct additional resources to the state’s neediest students and restore local control over how money […]

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