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LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cal State LA has been awarded a grant to establish an Innovation and Design Center that will foster a learning community focused on design and manufacturing. With a $325,000 grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation, the center will provide project-based learning for more than 1,000 undergraduate students annually .
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The annual Cursive is Cool(R) contests for 2019, under the auspices of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation, will launch on National Handwriting Day, celebrated around the world on Jan. 23 each year. Cursive writing continues to enjoy increased appreciation in the United States and around the world. Scientific studies reveal the benefits of writing by hand to positively impact motor skills, cognitive development and improved learning outcomes such as better recall and retention for young learners.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday December 4, at the California Endowment in historic downtown Los Angeles, California Safe Schools’ (CSS), a children’s environmental health and environmental justice coalition, held “Your Life is Now” an Environmental Health, Safety & Enforcement Forum celebrating CSS’s 20th Anniversary and honoring individuals who have made our world a much better place.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cal State LA was among 16 colleges and universities in California recognized for exemplary efforts to support transfer students. The Campaign for College Opportunity named 12 community colleges and four California State University campuses as 2018 Champions of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer. The institutions was honored at a December 4 event in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Canadian medical students and graduates are facing limitations and challenges when it comes to finding credible medical residencies. Residents Medical is offering solutions.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Magnifi Group Inc. reported a record number of Spine Fellows and Young Surgeons from top spine centers and hospitals across the U.S. in attendance at the 8th Annual Spine IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons' Course in San Francisco, Calif., on November 16-18, 2018.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Magnifi Group, a leading provider of educational technology solutions, has joined membership of the WYSE Travel Confederation. WYSE Travel Confederation is a world-renowned not-for-profit organization serving the youth, student, and education travel industry. WYSE membership enables Magnifi to serve the Student and Youth Travel Industry with its state-of-the-art eLearning platform, Learn-WiseGo.
Magnifi Group to Host 8th Annual Spine IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons’ Course in San Francisco Nov 16-18
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Over 60 Spine Fellows and Young Surgeons from the United States' top spine centers and hospitals across the U.S. will attend the 8th annual Spine IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons' Course, to be held in San Francisco, Calif., November 16-18, 2018, Magnifi Group announced today.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For medical students who want to practice medicine in the U.S., September is the most important month. Why? September is when the application process starts for medical school graduates to begin their hands-on training or Graduate Medical Education (GME). The competition is fierce. That's where Residents Medical comes in.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cal State LA has received a 2018 Clean Air Award from the South Coast Air Quality Management District for educating the public about energy efficient vehicles.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Everest Foundation (EF) just released its 2018 list of EF Scholars that landed a medical residency training slot on July 1, 2018. Shirisha Reddy, M.D. and Sharjeel Israr, M.D. were among the people to start their residency on July 1; both are from South Asia.
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Treadstone 71 announced today a revolutionary new model for building cyber intelligence programs while certifying staff. The Cyber Intelligence 12-Month Online Subscription Program guides organizations in their intelligence program build through online lectures, demonstrations, and templates covering the intelligence lifecycle and beyond.
EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Families and children starting a new school year will have a brighter beginning thanks to the 2018 El Monte Back-to-School Resource Fair. Over 1,100 children received much needed school supplies on August 18 at the El Monte Valley Mall.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Legislature today approved AB 406 by Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), which would prohibit for-profit corporations from managing and operating charter schools in the Golden State. This bipartisan measure was approved by the State Senate on a 28 to 7 vote and by the State Assembly on a 49 to 15 vote.
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 10-13, 2018 including to Community Colleges Board of Governors
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday (Aug. 13), Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Tamma Adamek, 53, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of external affairs and media relations for the Complete Count Census. Adamek has been deputy director of communications at the Financial Information System for California since 2016.
Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Joins Faculty at the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy "Lee" Baca, who retired as the top law enforcement officer in LA County in 2014, was appointed as a professor announced the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity in Compton, Calif. (ULACD). Ironically Sheriff Baca was previously responsible for the LA County Sheriff's department taking over the policing in Compton from the local Compton Police department in 2000, saving the city over $8 million.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- Last week, key priorities in the High School CODES Act were signed into law. The effort, led by Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Pete Olson (R-TX) and Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), will help high schools throughout the country encourage computer coding education, establishing a pipeline between students and jobs that will strengthen America’s economy.
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 1-6, 2018 including University of California Board of Regents
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments on Aug. 6: First, Laphonza Butler, 39, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. Butler has been president of SEIU United Long Term Care Workers Union since 2010.
Cal State LA awarded $1 million grant to improve diversity and inclusion for California students in sciences
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State University, Los Angeles today announced it has received a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to train faculty to better engage with students from all backgrounds who study science.
Residents Medical Tackles Severe Doctor Shortage in America by Facilitating Residency Program Placements
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It's a fact. There's an increasing shortage of primary and specialty care physicians in the U.S. According to new research by the Association of American Medical Colleges, estimates show that by 2030 there could be a shortage of up to 120,000 licensed physicians. Residents Medical is working to help fill the gap.
Calif. Assembly Approves McCarty Legislation Promoting STEM Education Through After School Coding Courses for Kids
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Assembly has approved AB 2098 by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento), which would establish the After School Kids Code Grant Pilot Program to provide funding for after school programs that promote STEM education and focus on computer coding as part of their curriculum. The measure was approved on a 65 to 0 vote.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, May 21 at 5 p.m., one hundred eleven students became graduates of Laguna College of Art and Design's (LCAD) Class of 2018. President Jonathan Burke and Board of Trustees Chair Jared Mathis conferred undergraduate degrees in Animation, Drawing & Painting, Game Art, Graphic Design + Digital Media, and Illustration.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, San Diego area education leaders and students came together at Kearny High School in San Diego to push for college admissions tests like the SAT to be offered – as an alternative to state standardized tests – during the school day through the Pathways to College Act, currently moving through the California State Legislature.
Residents Medical Group Builds ‘Dream Team’ with Deans, Chief Residents, MDs and PhDs to Help Medical Residency Candidates
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Every year between Sept. and Feb., thousands of medical school graduates interview for residencies. It's the last stage before a M.B.B.S., M.D., or D.O. degree holder can sit for their Board examinations and practice as a licensed physician in the U.S. This is where Residents Medical comes in - a respected organization that specializes in education, guidance, preparation, consulting and medical residency placement.
Inaugural Annual Lower Extremity IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons Course hosted by Magnifi Group and Bespa Global
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lower Extremity Fellows, Residents and Young Surgeons from leading U.S. Orthopaedic Centers and Hospitals will attend the 1st annual Lower Extremity IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons Course, to be held in Austin, Texas, May 18-20, 2018, Magnifi Group announced today.
March 2018 is Residency Match Month and Residents Medical Candidates Achieve Medical Residency across U.S.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Every March dozens of Residents Medical medical residency candidates find out if they attained their much-desired medical residency. There is no other more anticipated event for medical school graduates than the National Resident's Matching Program (NRMP) Match and Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Programs (SOAP). More than 50,000 applicants apply annually, but more than 5,000 don't make the cut. Residents Medical works to ensure their medical residency candidates achieve their dream residency.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lion's Heart is thrilled to announce it has received a $10,000 corporate partner sponsorship from the esteemed Orange County law firm, Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP. These funds will support the cultivation of age-appropriate service projects for over 10,000 empowered teen Members across the country as well as support general law and business counsel for the organization.
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.