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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced five recipients of the 2012-2013 Mayor's Teacher of the Year...
Students learn about career opportunities at Y4 Youth Resource Event hosted by San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- At the April 27 Y4 Youth Resource Event hosted by the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board, Candice Fedrick took the stage to tell her story. Y4 stands for 'Why Youth? Why wait? Why now? Why not? Because the next generation is already here!' It is an event for at-risk youth to celebrate launching careers and advancing their education.
Calif. School Superintendents and Governor Brown Call for Action on Plan to Improve School Funding System
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined 20 local school superintendents from across California to call for action...
SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In the wake of several horrible incidents of violence by young people perpetrated throughout the United States, U.S....
MoneyWise Teen Contest award-winning California students produce videos illustrating key economic and financial principles
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) announced today that the four-student team from San Rafael High School, in San Rafael California, led by instructor Abigail Shapiro, won first place in the 2013 MoneyWise Teen Contest. The winning team included students Rebecca Brown, Frances Casey, Natasha Sharp and Roslyn Yeager.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Calif. Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance met to discuss the Governor's controversial Local Control Funding Formula....
World Savvy Gala 2013 coming to the Dogpatch WineWorks in San Francisco to Celebrate Global Learning Initiatives
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tickets are now available for the World Savvy Gala 2013 on April 11 at the Dogpatch WineWorks in San Francisco. With the mission to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, World Savvy is a nonprofit organization serving youth and educators nationally from offices in San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced the introduction of Senate Bill 5. The bill would allow undergraduates to qualify...
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board is recruiting unemployed young adults, ages 18 to 24, for the launch of the Linking Innovation Knowledge and Employment project (@LIKE). @LIKE is a collaborative effort among three of the region's Workforce Investment Boards, San Bernardino, Riverside and Imperial Counties.
Bringing the WOW to Visual Arts Education: New Horizons Launches Photography and Digital Arts Training
ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- New classes will begin on March 18, 2013 for the New Horizons Photography and Digital Arts Program. 'The Photography and Digital Arts Program is a linear education system that meets California State Curriculum standards and eligible for Veterans Administration benefits GI Bill funding, as well as student financing.
Maple Conservatory of Dance now accepting male and female applicants ages 7-17 for 2013 Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Maple Conservatory of Dance is now accepting male and female applicants ages 7-17 for the 2013 Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship. Auditions are scheduled on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1824 Kaiser Avenue in Irvine,
Calif. Senator Padilla Issues Statement on California State Auditor's Report on LAUSD Handling of Child Abuse Allegations
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Califonria Newswire/ -- California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) released the following statement today regarding the California State Auditor’s report on Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) handling of child abuse allegations:
High-Efficiency Hydroponic Vertical Farming: Sustainable Teachers Delegation from Sweden tours Alegria Farm to learn about Disease-Preventing Foods
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A Swedish delegation of Sustainable Teachers toured Alegria Farm to learn about its new high efficiency farming process and find out about the disease fighting food being grown and delivered by Alegria Fresh. Alegria's innovative new farming method employs the Verti-Gro System.
Calif. Governor Brown Signs Padilla's 'Student-Athlete Bill of Rights' – goes into effect on January 1, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 1525 authored by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The new law, known as the “Student-Athlete Bill of Rights”, will require universities located in California that generate on average more than $10 million a year in media revenues to provide specific protections to college-athletes.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A pair of English Learner reform bills authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) have been signed by Governor Brown. SB 1108 would reform the English Learners reclassification system by identifying and implementing uniform statewide best practices. SB 754 would require school districts to post online the Economic Impact Aid they receive for each school and district.
Research Refutes Accepted Age of Exploration History in New Book 'The Chinese Origin of the Age of Discovery'
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Diogenes Research, an independent history research group, today announced the publication of two new books on the previously rarely examined history of the Age of Discovery, providing resolutions to several contentious issues.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills to improve education in California: AB 644 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Schools: average daily attendance: online instruction. AB 1723 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – Postsecondary educational institutions: meetings: live video and audio transmission. (Additional follow.)
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Diana Jennings founder of Brand You Image, a personal branding and image management firm, has been named chief contributor to Fashioning Your Image to Match Your Personal Brand in the newly released book, 'Personal Branding for Dummies' (Wiley, ISBN: 978-1118117927, June 2012).
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California State Assembly approved Senate Bill 1525 on a vote of 51 – 25. Authored by...
Padilla's California 'Student-Athlete Bill of Rights' Clears Important Hurdle – Requires Universities to Help Injured Student-Athletes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Assembly Appropriations Committee today approved Senate Bill 1525 authored by California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The legislation...
ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- You can be involved by attending the Annual California Released Time State Conference on August 4, 2012 at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. with closing banquet to follow at 5:30 p.m. The event is co-Hosted by Santa Ana and Fullerton Released Time Programs.
Free Monthly Workshops for Would-Be Urban Farmers, Covering Everything from The Ground Up, Come to Orange County
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Would-be urban farmers can learn to grow your own fresh produce, no matter what your skill level or how much space you have available, with help from the City of Irvine, the Orange County Great Park and UCCE Master Gardeners and Food Preservers. Gardening for Adults: Growing Edibles is a monthly, six-part series that will cover the basics of how to grow edibles in your garden, patio or balcony.
Calif. environmental non-profit Grades of Green VERTE Event to recognize Environmental Heroes, raise funds to expand program that inspires students
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Environmental education nonprofit Grades of Green has announced its annual awards and green fundraising evening, VERTE, will be held at the LEED Gold-certified Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, Calif. on April 27 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. The evening will feature singer/songwriter, Gregory Alan Isakov, sharing his lyrical hit, '3am,' featured on the hit series 'Brothers and Sisters.'
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. Senate Education Committee today approved SB 1530 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill expedites and elevates the dismissal process for teachers and other certificated employees whose misconduct is serious and egregious. SB 1530 won the unanimous support of the committee. The bill now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Friday to empower school districts to apply for Race to the Top grants and for waivers from No Child Left Behind's rigid regulations.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On February 17, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visited the International Studies Learning Center (ISLC), a public middle and high school in South Gate, California, within the Los Angeles Unified School District.
California Senate Established New Select Committee on English Learners – Senator Alex Padilla Named Chair
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced today that he has been named Chair of the newly created Senate Select Committee on English Learners. The committee will focus its efforts on how to improve the academic success of California's 1.5 million English Learner students.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) announced today the 29 films selected for the American Film Showcase, an international cultural diplomacy initiative that brings people together worldwide through film.
Calif. Senator Padilla Held Hearing in Fresno Today Regarding California's Broken English Learner System
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Senate Select Committee on College and University Admissions and Outreach, Chaired by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) held a hearing today in Fresno at the Fresno Board of Education.
Senate Select Committee Hearing to Explore Barriers to Success for California's 1.45 Million English Learner Students
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Senate Select Committee on College and University Admissions and Outreach, Chaired by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) will hold...
Calif. Governor Brown Signs Bill to Help California's 1.5 million English Learner Students Achieve English Proficiency
Sacramento, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 753 into law Saturday. The new law, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), removes barriers California’s English Learners face when working to achieve English proficiency. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2012.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Taking action to expand educational opportunity to all qualified students, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Saturday signed the California Dream Act. AB 131, authored by Assemblymember Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) allows top students who are on the path to citizenship to apply for college financial aid.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced Saturday that he has taken action on legislation to improve education in California. The following bills have been signed by Governor Brown: AB 124 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – Academic content standards: English language development standards.
Calif. Governor Brown Signs SB 48 To Recognize Contributions of LGBT Americans, Pacific Islanders and Persons With Disabilities
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. also announced today that he has signed the following bill: SB 48 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Pupil instruction: prohibition of discriminatory content.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today sent the following letter to Herbert Carter, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the California State University ....
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Urges Los Angeles Unified School District To Implement Partnership For Los Angeles' Schools Parent Engagement Initiatives District-Wide
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa issued the following statement on Tuesday (May 17) urging the Los Angeles Unified School...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today announced the following appointment. Sue Burr, 57, of Rancho Murieta, has been appointed...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Assembly today approved AB 227 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles), which would require...
L.A. Mayor To Teachers: Let's Create A Contract That Puts Students First And Teachers At The Center Of Reform
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Villaraigosa delivered his sixth State of the City Address at Jefferson High School today, where he outlined...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Every day brings news affecting the rights of songwriters, music publishers, and holders of intellectual property. This has...
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver joined officials at CHIME charter school in Woodland Hills...
ALAMEDA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alameda Community Learning Center science facilitator Carlton Grizzle will bring cutting-edge learning experiences to students this year with the help of a new MakerBot 3D printer he was recently awarded by the manufacturer. Grizzle was one of 10 educators chosen from over 100 applicants to receive a MakerBot Cupcake CNC Deluxe Kit, a tool that will instantly make him one of the most innovative teachers in the world.
DENVER, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Songdrops Music has announced it will be offering all teachers free downloads of all three Bryant Oden CDs, from November 15th through December 1st 2010, through Songdrops.com. His viral hit 'The Duck Song' has over 20 million YouTube views.
Georgia State University's Robinson College of Business Re-Engages Pathbuilders for 2010-11 IT Executive Mentoring Program
ATLANTA, Ga. -- For the second year, Pathbuilders will manage the Mentor of Excellence program for GSU's Executive Master's of Science, Managing Information Technology program. Through the mentoring overlay component of the MS MIT degree program, students benefit from real-life experiences and professional development through the insights of a mentor.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. -- The mission to bring education to everyone across America took center stage last week at the Distance Education and Training Council workshop at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, Colorado. The public service announcement (PSA) entitled 'Think About It' was warmly received by over 100 schools in attendance. The 'Think About It' concept was developed by California Intercontinental University to bring awareness to the public.
Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds the Establishment of CORE: California Office to Reform Education
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today applauded the establishment of the California Office to Reform Education (CORE). CORE was established by...
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- According to a recent survey taken by the Department of Education, enrollment in online educational programs is still showing a substantial increase and is having a dramatic effect on education in general. The Department of Education statistics say that in 2007 12.2 million students were enrolled in online programs with an expected increase of up to 18 million by 2012.
SACRMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the following statement yesterday (Sept. 30) after signing SB 1381 by Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo...
Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Provide Students with Fresh, Free Drinking Water in Schools
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Building on his efforts to reduce childhood obesity and provide healthy alternatives in schools, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- To increase access to the California State University (CSU) system, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed SB 1440 by Senator...