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    Edupoint Student Information System selected by Elk Grove Unified School District

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information, learning management and assessment, has been selected by Elk Grove Unified School District to implement the company's Synergy Student Information System (SIS). The district required a state-of-the-art SIS that could comply with increasingly demanding external mandates.
    Union for Postdocs UAW

    NLRB Columbia Ruling Breaks Down Major Barrier to Organizing Higher Ed Workers

    BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Postdoctoral scholars at the University of California applaud today’s 3-1 decision from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that will help expand the academic labor movement. Overturning a 2004 decision, the NLRB ruled that Graduate Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants at private universities are workers with organizing rights.

    Edupoint’s Growth in Maryland Continues with Charles County Public Schools’ Selection of Synergy

    MESA, Ariz., July 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information, learning management and assessment has been selected by Charles County Public Schools, one of the fastest growing school systems in the state of Maryland, to implement the company's Synergy Student Information System. Seeking to replace a legacy solution that had been in place for over 30 years, the district needed a modern solution that would provide real-time access to student and instructional data for all education stakeholders to help improve learning outcomes.

    RSU 74 Becomes First Maine School District to Select Synergy

    MESA, Ariz., July 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems has been selected by RSU #74 to implement their industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform to meet the district's student information, learning management and assessment needs. RSU #74 is the first school administrative unit (SAU) in Maine to select Synergy since Edupoint was selected by the Maine Department of Education as the sole provider of a State Level Student Information and Reporting System (SSIRS) to aggregate data from all SAUs for Maine's 180,000 students.

    Mission Music to give the gift of music to children in Philadelphia

    PINE HILL, N.J., July 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mission Music, a nonprofit agency that provides underserved youth with access to musical instruments and lessons regardless of their ability to pay, is donating a half dozen acoustic guitars to The Village of Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia, Pa., at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2016

    The Pink Fund and Houston Area Fred Astaire Dance Studios Seek Breast Cancer Survivors for Nationwide Fundraising Event

    HOUSTON, Texas, June 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Are you a survivor? Do you know a survivor? Has breast cancer affected your life in any way? If so, Dancing With The Survivors(R) presented by The Pink Fund, which makes its way to Houston on October 9, 2016 at the Crystal Ballroom Houston, is the event for you.

    Calif. State Leaders and Dental Plans Join Forces with the Center for Oral Health to Kick Off ‘Early Smiles’

    SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In an unprecedented effort to address oral health disparities in the Sacramento region, the Center for Oral Health (COH), in partnership LIBERTY Dental Plan, Health Net and Access Dental plans, will kick off "Early Smiles" - a collaborative and innovative School Based Oral Health Program - today, at the State Capitol. The initiative has a goal of serving 12,000 children in Sacramento-area elementary schools in its first year.

    Cambridge City Schools Green Team Closes Out Busy Year of Educational Activities

    TIPP CITY, Ohio, June 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Cambridge City Schools Green Team, a student group focused on sustainability that is sponsored by Energy Optimizers, USA, made tremendous progress on advancing energy-related education during the school year.

    Synergy Online Registration Now Serving Nearly One Million Students with Selection by Beaverton School District

    MESA, Ariz., June 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information, learning management and assessment has been selected by Beaverton School District to implement the company's Synergy Online Registration solution. As a fully integrated component of Synergy Education Platform, Synergy Online Registration eliminates the need to integrate data, synchronize multiple systems, or manually move records by automatically creating a complete, real-time enrollment record within Synergy.
    Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

    Calif. Asm. O'Donnell Declares Budget Agreement a Win for the California College Promise and Fiscal Responsibility

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued this statement following the passage of the 2016-2017 budget agreement: “Today’s...
    The Friendship Game

    The Friendship Game: Geek Club Books Releases Webisode for Inclusive Classroom on Autism

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today announced the release of their latest educational webisode, "The Friendship Game" to teach elementary school children how to be good friends to their autistic peers. This is the fourth webisode in the free Bluebee TeeVee autism series for the inclusive classroom featuring an autistic host and a Bluebee Pal co-host (Most Innovative Educational Toy 2016).
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law Approved by Calif. State Assembly Transportation Committee – SB 1072

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was approved today by the...
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Calif. 'Teacher Bill of Rights' Bill by Senator Tony Mendoza Approved by State Senate – SB1225

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill 1225, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), was approved by the State Senate this week. The...
    Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

    Calif. Asm. O’Donnell Bill to Help Foster Youth Achieve Academic Success Passes Assembly – AB 2656

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legislation by Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) ensuring foster youth can attain their educational and economic goals passed...
    Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

    California Legislation Supporting Arts Education Sails Through Assembly – AB 2862

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AB 2862, by Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), promoting visual and performing arts education won Assembly approval today....
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Calif. Joint Legislative Audit Committee Approves Audit of Alliance College-Ready Public Charter Schools

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) approved an audit request by Cailf. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a...
    JRL GOLF Junior Academy

    JRL Golf Junior Academy Open House at Angeles National Golf Club

    SUNLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- JRL GOLF is excited to announce their open house for the JRL GOLF Junior Academy, Saturday June 4, 2016 at Angeles National Golf Club from 10:30 a .m. - 5 p.m. JRL GOLF's open house provides the opportunity for junior golfers and their parents to experience the academy, meet the instructors, learn about our teaching philosophy, and hear from guest speakers, such as Chris Zambri Head Golf Coach at USC.

    International Trade Education Programs Honored at 90th Annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast

    CARSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- International Trade Education Programs (ITEP), a nonprofit focused on connecting high school students to careers, was recently honored with the 2016 Bob Kleist Leadership Award by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Recipients of the prestigious award demonstrate inspirational and visionary leadership in the development of world trade in Southern California.

    Geek Club Books Releases Interactive Digital Autistic Hero Comic Book for Inclusive Family Learning

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today announced the release of their interactive digital comic book, 'The Mighty League, Vol. 2: The Horrible Hug.' This is the second in their digital and app autistic hero comic series created to help children understand their autistic peers and end the stigma of autism. The comic is downloadable via the Geek Club Books website.

    LIBERTY Dental Plan Advances Oral Health, Empowering Physicians to Provide Fluoride Varnish

    IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LIBERTY Dental Plan continues to innovate and be a champion for whole health by partnering with the Center for Oral Health and medical providers to create a program that will help increase the number of children receiving fluoride varnish - a critical treatment that helps prevent further dental issues later in life.

    Million Acts of Kindness: Mr Cabinet Care Opens Doors to Anaheim High School Students

    ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Students at an Anaheim High School in California received a hands-on chance to learn the basics of business, community leadership, and the lost art of woodworking with local kitchen-and-bath remodeling company Mr Cabinet Care.

    Autism EDU Educational Tools for April Autism Awareness Month Bring Topics of Autism into Classrooms

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism non-profit, today announced Autism EDU, a collection of free educational tools for educators and parents to teach autism topics in inclusive classrooms. Video files, e-books, apps, student handouts and curriculum guides are downloadable via Geek Club Books website.
    California Safe Schools Coalition

    Support the Non-profit California Safe Schools Coalition and Protect Health and the Environment

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Safe Schools Coalition (CSSC) is a children’s environmental health and justice non-profit founded in 1998 by Robina...

    Meoded Expands 2016 Decorative Wall Techniques Classes in Hollywood

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 40 creative painting artisans attended the New Decorative Wall Techniques for 2016 Class at Meoded Paint and Plaster at the showroom in Hollywood on February 18, 2016. Meoded Classes have been expanded this year because of the high demand for unique finishes from interior designers, home and business owners.
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Calif. School Bus Safety Legislation Introduced by Senator Tony Mendoza

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) introduced a measure to improve school bus safety in California. SB 1072 would...
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Requests LAUSD 'Teacher Jail' Audit

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The use of “Teacher Jail” by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) was the focus of an...
    Digital Roundtable on Religious Intolerance

    Calif. Interfaith Experts Discuss Building Community of Peace from Recent Tragedies in San Bernardino and Worldwide

    CLAREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In light of the recent tragic events in San Bernardino, California and around the world, Claremont Lincoln University on...

    Grant Hier, Chair of Liberal Arts at Laguna College of Art Nominated for Pushcart Prize

    LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced Grant Hier, Chair of Liberal Arts and Art History, has been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. Hier was nominated as an author and will choose which works he wishes to submit to Pushcart judges for consideration for inclusion in their revered annual anthology.

    KMA Black Belt Champions: Martial Artist Maria Turnhout Promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, KMA Black Belt Champions is proud to host their 16th ceremony showcasing the new Black Belts at their Sherman Oaks, California school. The celebration, at Van Nuys High School Auditorium, is the culmination of a three month testing process.
    Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

    Calif. Bill to Give Teachers Support Resources for LGBTQ Students Signed into Law – AB 827

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Brown signed AB 827 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) into law. The...
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    California Bill to Prevent Child Hunger Signed into Law – SB 708

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 708 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), which will address childhood hunger...
    Union for Postdocs UAW

    Postdocs Urge UC to Comply with President Obama's New DOL Rule and Pay Them Fairly

    BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Postdoctoral scholars at UC were encouraged to learn that they would be covered by a new rule proposed by the Obama administration that would raise the salary threshold for the “bona fide professional” overtime exemption. The rule would require UC to pay the majority of the postdocs it employs for the overtime hours they work, for which they are currently not compensated.
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    UC Postdocs Deliver More Than 3,000 Signatures to Chancellors Demanding a Fair Contract

    BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- UC postdoctoral scholars rallied at seven campuses yesterday and delivered more than 3,000 signatures demanding a fair contract to Chancellors' offices.
    Chris Merrill

    Todos Santos Writers Workshop 2016 offers seminars and craft workshops in the art of Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction and More

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Christopher Merrill, director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, has joined the lineup of literary talents featured at the 2016 Todos Santos Writers Workshop (TSWW) January 24 -30. The center for creative writing located in the historic pueblo magico of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico is in its third year.
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    SB 792: Calif. Day Care Center Worker Vaccination Bill Approved by State Assembly

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. State Assembly today approved SB 792 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a bipartisan vote. The...
    Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

    Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell's Bill to Give Teachers Support Resources for LGBTQ Students Goes to Gov. – AB 827

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Legislature passed AB 827 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach). AB 827 offers more support...
    Congressman Tony Mendoza

    Calif. Senator Mendoza Bill to Prevent Child Hunger Headed to Governor Brown – SB 708

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The State Senate yesterday gave final approval on a bill to address childhood hunger and improve access to the...
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Calif. Bill to Prevent Child Hunger Approved by State Senate: Increases Access to National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. State Senate today approved a bill to address childhood hunger and improve access to the National School...
    Kristina Andrada

    Calif. Congressman Cardenas announces winner of 29th Congressional District Art Contest for 2015

    PANORAMA CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) on Tuesday announced the winner of the 29th Congressional District...
    Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Calif. STEAM Proposal for a 'UC-Tech' Gets Passing Grade from Higher Education Committee

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The University of California system is overcrowded, with slots increasingly scarce for California’s growing population. California industries, from...
    California Student Aid Commission

    Get Schooled and California Student Aid Commission recognize students and staff at Sacramento Charter High School for commitment to college success

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ --- On Friday, May 1, Get Schooled and the California Student Aid Commission will recognize the students and staff at...

    Jonathan Burke Endowed Presidential Scholarship announced by Laguna College of Art and Design

    LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced the Jonathan Burke Endowed Presidential Scholarship commemorating Burke's 35 years with the college. From 1985 to 2011, Burke was dean of fine arts, co-vice president of Academic Affairs and gallery director at LCAD.
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Calif. Bill to Prevent Child Hunger Approved by Key Senate Committee – SB 708

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday approved a bill to address childhood hunger in California and improve access to...
    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

    California Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring California Library Week

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring April 12 through 19, 2015, as California...

    Kings And Queens Robotics Team Advances to 2015 FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship Second Year in a Row

    MONROVIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Monrovia High Robotics Program announced today that the ten Monrovia High School students of the 'Kings and Queens' robotics team and their purple robot 'Sir Lancelot' qualified to advance to the 2015 FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics World Championships for a second year in a row as a result of their excellent performance at the West Super-Regional Robotics Tournament held in Oakland March 26-28.

    New book by Margaret Galabe is unforgettable story of the human spirit triumphing over poverty, hopelessness and despair

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Margaret Galabe, author, award-winning humanitarian, philanthropist, and founder of Student International Development Engagement (SIDE), a program in which students travel abroad to enrich their global experience, contribute to development issues, shares her experiences as a member of the team that brought this pilot project to fruition in this meaningful, heartfelt, and insightful, illustrated book.
    Calif. Governor Brown

    Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 11, 2015 to State Board of Education

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointments: First, Aida Molina, 61, of Bakersfield, has...
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Assemblyman Gatto Proposes 'Public Caltech,' New UC Campus to Increase Capacity, Specialize in STEAM Subjects

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The University of California (UC) system is overcrowded, with slots increasingly scarce for California’s growing population. California industries,...
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Calif. Senator Mendoza Bill Helps Prevent Child Hunger – SB 708

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- To address childhood hunger and improve access to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza...
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Calif. Senator Mendoza Bill Protects Children from Drug Trafficking, Manufacturing Near Schools – SB 212

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In an effort to crack down on the manufacturing and sale of illicit drugs near schools, Senator Tony Mendoza...

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