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LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Union Institute & University's Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of Dr. Karen Schuster Webb as the university's sixth president, effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Webb succeeds Dr. Roger H. Sublett, who is retiring after serving Union as president since April 2003. A Board-appointed transition committee will assist Dr. Sublett and President Elect Webb in the coming months.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Safe Schools celebrated the outstanding efforts of more than 800 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Plant Managers and their supervisors at four luncheons honoring elementary, middle school, and high school Plant Managers for their exceptional efforts in implementing the most stringent school pesticide policy in the nation for the past 20 years.
Union Institute & University Master of Arts Online Health and Wellness Program Earns Programmatic CAAHEP Accreditation
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Union Institute & University's Master of Arts Online Program Health & Wellness Lactation Consultant Distance Degree Program has been awarded initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Union is a national university with academic centers located in: Ohio, Florida, and California.
National Handwriting Day 2018: Cursive is Cool Annual Handwriting Contest Launches on 41st Anniversary of Day
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cursive writing continues to enjoy increasing appreciation in the United States and around the world, and the annual Cursive is Cool(R) contests for 2018 are launching on the 41st anniversary of National Handwriting Day, celebrated around the world on Jan. 23 each year. Presented by the Campaign for Cursive(R), a committee of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation, the date is associated with the birth of John Hancock.
The Everest Foundation Adds Raj Ramsamooj, M.D., Former Vice-Chairman of UC Davis School of Medicine
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Everest Foundation is thrilled to announce that Raj Ramsamooj, M.D. has joined its team as Director of Graduate Medical Education Operations. Dr. Ramsamooj is a genuine leader in graduate medical education (GME) and a practicing transplant pathologist.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) raised more than $315,000 at its 28th Annual Collector's Choice Gala and Live Auction held on Saturday, October 7th at Montage Laguna Beach. The total amount raised beat last year's record.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A measure which will provide refugees with in-state tuition at California Community Colleges during their first year of residency was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown (D - California). Assembly Bill (AB) 343, part of the 'California Welcomes Refugees' legislative package, furthers the Golden State’s efforts to integrate refugee immigrants into our state.
Artists and Advocates Activate their Voices with Geek Club Books for Autism during National Bullying Prevention Month
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today launched #Activate4Autism movement, a public awareness campaign as a part of National Bullying Prevention Month. The autistic are often misunderstood, marginalized, undervalued and 3 times more likely to be victims of bullying. The campaign brings together voice, stage and film actors, children's authors, comic artists and autistic advocates who activate their voices for autism, speaking out for acceptance and inclusion.
Desert Sands Unified School District in California Selects Edupoint’s Synergy Student Information System (SIS)
LA QUINTA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy Education Platform for K-12 student information, learning management, and assessment, has been selected by Desert Sands Unified School District to implement Edupoint's Synergy(R) Student Information System (SIS), replacing eSchoolPLUS(TM) (now owned by PowerSchool(R)).
Calif. State Legislature Approves Bill to Fix Unemployment Crisis for Classified School Employees – AB 621
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, the California State Assembly sent to the Governor legislation by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) that will provide vital financial assistance to more than 284,000 classified school employees in California who live paycheck to paycheck. Assemblymember Bocanegra introduced the legislation to bridge the financial burden that classified employees face during the summer months, which often forces them to rely on food banks, max out credit cards, or collect cans on the side of the road.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) is pleased to announce it has received an AARP Community Challenge Grant. AARP announced its grant recipients on its website on September 7, 2017. CARR is one of only 4 AARP's Community Challenge Grant recipients in California.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Safe Schools Coalition (CSS) commends the pioneering achievement of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest school district in the nation, spanning 740 square miles, 28 cities and more than 1,000 sites, for early adoption of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Policy in 1999. CSS was formed in 1998, after its founder's child was accidentally sprayed by pesticides by a Los Angeles Unified gardener on his way into an LAUSD elementary school, a pivotal event for LAUSD's IPM Policy formation.
MAGLITE Comes Out on Top of COLLEGE Magazine List of Top Ten Safety and Security Products College Students Must Have
ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Every year millions of parents send their children off to college for the first time and what to pack for that child is top of mind, says MAG Instrument Inc. The days of making sure they have clean sheets, lots of socks and an umbrella are long gone. Kids these days have very different needs than in years past and College Magazine has put together a list of the Top Ten Safety and Security Items College Kids Must Have and a MAGLITE flashlight is top of the list.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State University, Los Angeles has been awarded a $16.6 million grant from the California Department of Health Care Services to promote dental health among underserved populations in Los Angeles.
Sergeant Orrlando Mayes with Sacramento Sheriff’s Department is the 2017 recipient of Dunakin Memorial Award for Extraordinary Achievement
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sergeant Orrlando Mayes with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is the 2017 recipient of the Mark Dunakin Memorial Award for Extraordinary Achievement, the Union Institute & University announced today. The graduation was held Sunday, August 13 where the award was presented.
At Union Institute & University Commencement, Parents of Fallen Deputy McCarthy to Accept Degree on His Behalf
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Union Institute & University 2017 California Commencement Ceremony is Sunday, August 13 at 11 a.m. at the Crest Theater in Sacramento. Diplomas will be bestowed to over 140 graduates in the baccalaureate and master's programs. Keynote address by Union Institute & University President Roger H. Sublett. Dr. Sublett's address will revolve around three themes: Confidence, Creativity, and Leadership.
OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Parents who want their kids to speak and read in another language just got help. Following a successful release to schools, STORYWORLD(TM) is now offering access to their interactive language learning books to parents who want to start their kids learning Spanish or Mandarin and even get a head start reading in English.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) hosted New York Times Best-Selling Author, Dean Koontz on Tuesday, July 11 at LCAD's historic Main Campus in Laguna Beach for an exclusive speaking engagement.
The Everest Foundation announces two distinguished 2017 Everest Foundation Scholars recognized for their extraordinary gifts
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It has been an enormously successful year for almost two dozen Everest Foundation Scholars who are actively working on research projects for submission and hopeful publication in esteemed medical journals as well as starting their medical residency training in coveted ACGME Accredited residency programs across the U.S.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., /California Newswire/ -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by Dehesa School District, Julian Union School District, and Calexico Unified School District to implement Synergy Online Registration through their partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), augmenting the districts' existing Synergy solutions.
SILICON VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Manipal Global Academy of IT, part of Manipal Global Education Services, a leading international provider of high-quality higher education services, announced today the appointment of Mr. David Fradin, founder of SPICE Catalyst, LLC, as an Advisor and Distinguished Professor of Practice, Product Management Programs. Known as the 'Guru' of Product Management, Mr. David Fradin has trained thousands of product managers throughout the world.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. State Assembly voted 77-0 to approve Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) legislation to establish a teacher residency program that will address the state’s dire need for high-quality special education, bilingual, math, and science teachers. The California Teacher Corps Act of 2017, AB 1217, would provide a resident teacher with financial assistance in the form of a stipend in exchange for participating in the program.
Calif. Assembly Approves McCarty Legislation to Ban For-Profit Charter Schools in California – AB406
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Assembly has approved AB 406 by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), which would prohibit for-profit corporations from managing and operating charter schools in the state. The measure was approved on a 48 to 23 vote.
Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Gun Free School Zones Legislation Approved by California State Assembly – AB 424
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Assembly today approved AB 424 by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento), which will update California’s Gun Free School Zones law to make schools truly gun free. The measure was approved on a vote of 43-23.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ – This Wednesday (May 24, 2017), U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) will pair up with Ally Alvarez, a twenty-three year-old young woman from Sun Valley, for the 6th Annual Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day. Ally is a student at Los Angeles Valley College and spent seventeen years in the foster care system.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In honor of Earth Day 2017, California Safe Schools celebrates all of the heroes who strive every day to protect our environment. This year, CSS is honoring the following 2017 Earth Day Heroes with awards and commendations for their exceptional efforts to protect human health and Mother Earth.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The International Association of Bible Colleges and Seminaries (IABCS) held their annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on April 10, 2017, announced United States Ecclesiastical Society and Seminary (USESS), and University of Los Angeles College of Divinity (ULA).
LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying outstanding local teachers to honor at his 3rd Annual Teacher Recognition Ceremony. To be eligible, nominations for educators who live or work within Long Beach, San Pedro, Signal Hill or Catalina Island must be received by April 20, 2017.
MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems has been selected by Northern Humboldt Union High School District (NHUHSD) to implement the company's Synergy(R) Student Information System, replacing Schoolmaster. The district's cloud-hosted Synergy solution will include the fully-integrated Synergy Online Registration, California State Reporting, TeacherVUE(R) Portal With Gradebook, and ParentVUE(R) and StudentVUE(R) portals.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., /California Newswire/ -- Since November 2016, during what is called the "Pre-Match" cycle, Residents Medical's candidates have been offered coveted and competitive ACGME accredited medical residency training slots. In the graduate medical field, this is the time when they find out where they will be starting their medical residency training.
Calif. Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Rejects Gov. Brown’s Cuts to Child Care and Early Education Programs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D - Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance led a bipartisan effort today to reject Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to reduce support for state child care and preschool programs and voted to restore $527 million in critical child care and preschool funding.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Led by students and parents, Calif. Assembly Democrats, including Speaker Anthony Rendon (D – Paramount) and members of the Assembly Budget and Higher Education Committees today announced a bold higher education budget package designed to reduce student debt and make college affordability a reality for the nearly 2.8 million undergraduate students in California’s University of California (UC), California State University (CSU) and California Community College (CCC) systems.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Marion Gatley Institute has just opened to provide services and classes for people that want to learn another language, but haven't been able to do so prior. We provide a flexible class schedule in which can bend to your personal life and daily obligations.
Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Introduces Legislation to Close California Gun Free School Zones Loophole
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento) today introduced Assembly Bill 424 (AB 424), which will close a loophole in California’s Gun Free School Zones law. While civilian possession of a gun on a school campus is prohibited, a school district can currently authorize an armed civilian with a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permit to enter a school campus.
S.F. Mayor Lee and Supervisor Kim Announce Plan to Provide Access to City College for Calif. Residents
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Supervisor Jane Kim and City College Acting Chancellor Susan Lamb announced this week that starting next school year City College will be accessible for all California residents living in San Francisco and taking courses for credit.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Despite an unprecedented surge of opposition and protest, the United States Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as the nation’s 11th Secretary of Education on Tuesday. The California Federation of Teachers is extremely disappointed in the confirmation of this unqualified candidate to lead our nation’s education system.
Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell Leads the Charge to Deliver Academic Equality for Students with Disabilities
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) introduced AB 312, which strengthens California’s support for students with disabilities by creating a state funding source for special education preschool services and addressing long-standing special education funding inequities.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) today announced the launch of the Speaker’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education. The commission’s goal is to develop solutions to improve results for California’s youngest learners and their families.
Calif. Asm. Kevin McCarty Releases Statement in Response to Legislative Analyst Office Report on Debt Free College
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance released the following statement in response to the Legislative Analyst Office’s (LAO) report, “Creating a Debt Free College Program.”
POLITICS: California Federation of Teachers (CFT) opposes 2017 SCOTUS Nominee. President Trump’s announcement of his Supreme Court nominee doubles down on the approach he has taken with his other selections, says CFT. Federal Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch is a conservative disciple of the late Judge Scalia and a proponent of the Supreme Court as a defender of the original interpretation of the Constitution - a Constitution that was drafted to protect the interests of white slave owners.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy Corporation, creator of audio/visual control, management, and analytics software, announces Joey D'Angelo joins the company as Vice President of Engineering. D'Angelo will help drive Utelogy's growth velocity and product feature sets as the company continues on its mission to deliver true, non-proprietary Software-Defined AV solutions that can be virtualized or leveraged on any common data center and network infrastructure.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The annual Cursive is Cool(R) contests are presented by the Campaign for Cursive(R), a committee of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation (AHAF) on National Handwriting Day. Each year, National Handwriting Day is celebrated on Jan. 23, the date associated with the birth of John Hancock.
Millbrae Calif. School District Expands Synergy Solution to Include Online Registration and Assessment
MILLBRAE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by Millbrae School District (MSD) to implement the company's Synergy Online Registration and Synergy Assessment solutions, and the Inspect(R) Item Bank from Key Data Systems that works seamlessly with Synergy Assessment. MSD is located in San Mateo County in the San Francisco Bay Area.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Thanks to the passage of Proposition 55 in the November 2016 election, California will be able to maintain its commitment to providing quality public education to the state’s more than six million students in the years to come, says the California Federation of Teachers. While Governor Brown cites fiscal uncertainties due to likely changes in federal education policies and funding under the Trump administration, as well as projections of lower state revenues than anticipated, his proposed state budget keeps investments in public education a priority.
Medical Residency Bottleneck: The Everest Foundation is one of the only non-profits working to alleviate issue
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Everest Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), has made it its core passion to help the Graduate Medical Education community. The foundation is renowned in circles of Medical Schools, Universities and Residency Programs. The foundation, in part, assists with funding of research, personnel, edu-initiatives, and residency training slots.
Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty Named Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D – Paramount) today named Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento) Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance. The Chairmanship oversees the largest component of California’s multi-billion dollar annual budget, which in 2016 spent $88.3 billion on K-12 education programs and $30 billion supporting California’s Community College, CSU and UC systems. McCarty previously served as Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance in the 2015-16 legislative session.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) was renamed as Chair of the Assembly Education Committee by Speaker Anthony Rendon. The committee is instrumental in shaping state policy impacting schools, students and teachers in California. Assemblymember O’Donnell issued the following statement on the appointment....
Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Applauds $20M in Grants to Help Classified School Workers Become Credentialed Teachers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty’s (D –Sacramento) efforts to diversify and increase the number of credentialed K-12 teachers in California received a multi-million dollar boost when the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing recently awarded $20 million (twenty million dollars) in grants to help 1,000 classified school employees become credentialed teachers.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- America's Medical Residency applicants are deep into the residency application season. In September, the application period opened for medical students and graduates that want to be licensed physicians and surgeons via the only path in America - Completing medical residency training, says Residents Medical.
Community Leaders Honored at 15th Annual Excellence in Education and Leadership Awards Luncheon in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- More than 500 people are expected to attend the 15th annual award luncheon Saturday, November 19, 2016, to recognize winners of the "Excellence in Education and Leadership in Business" Awards presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW).
Statement from the California Federation of Teachers: Calif. Voters Have Spoken, Time to Roll up Our Sleeves
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With the passage of Proposition 55, California’s voters resoundingly (62-38) agreed that public education remains a top priority. The...
California Safe Schools Celebrates its 18th Anniversary, Honors Humanitarians and Environmental Health Trailblazers
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, October 17, in historic downtown Los Angeles, at the California Endowment, California Safe Schools, the internationally...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Interview season is here and medical residents are gearing up to navigate the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). They're also trying to locate a medical residency that's ACGME accredited. Thousands of residency applicants will get rejections this season because they are weak candidates and lack the proper experience for residency consideration. Residents Medical (RM) can help.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legislation by Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) to ensure students attend and stay in school was signed by Governor Brown on Thursday. AB 2815 expands the role of district and county attendance supervisors so they can effectively address the root causes of chronic absenteeism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.