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31 percent of Calif. kids physically fit

House votes for school checks for sex offenders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public schools would be barred from employing teachers and other workers convicted of sexual offenses against children or other violent crimes under a bill the House approved Tuesday. The measure would require […]

10/22/2013

First grade teacher Lynda Jensen walks with her class of 30 children at Willow Glenn Elementary School in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Calif. seeks to shelve current standardized tests

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Education officials are proposing to do away with the standardized reading and math tests California public school students have taken since the late 1990s. California Deputy Superintendent Deb Sigman told the […]

09/04/2013

Prospective students tour Georgetown University's campus in Washington, in this Wednesday, July 10, 2013, file photo. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Tuition isn’t only bill college students see

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite all the grumbling about tuition increases and student loan costs, other college expenses also are going up. The price of housing and food trumps tuition costs for students who attend two- […]

08/13/2013

Calif. schools must set up fee complaint systems

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California school districts must have procedures in place by Friday for students and parents to file complaints if they feel their schools are improperly charging fees for educational activities.

02/27/2013

Therapy dog

Therapy dog helps students de-stress

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (AP) — The four-legged member of the counseling team at the high school in suburban Chicago waits patiently, as a crush of students fills the hallways. Her tail wags with the first pat on the head, then another and another.

01/31/2013

No child left behind

Calif. fails to win ‘No Child Left Behind’ waiver

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — California has lost a bid to avoid requirements of the No Child Left Behind law. The San Jose Mercury News says the state was notified last Friday that its request for a waiver had been denied.

12/26/2012

Santa Monica College restores Winter session

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – As a result of the passage of Proposition 30, Santa Monica College announced today it will proceed with its six-week winter session, starting Jan. 2. The Board of Trustees had voted […]

11/20/2012

Calif. sees record number of new charter schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California’s charter schools continue to grow at a rapid clip with more new schools opening than ever before, an industry association said Wednesday. The California Charter Schools Association said an unprecedented […]

10/24/2012

Private colleges boom as Calif. universities falter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s public higher education crisis has a flip side: swelling enrollment, expanding faculty, and state-of-the-art construction at the state’s private colleges and universities. With five years of funding cuts causing stumbles […]

10/21/2012

RI school system: Dad-daughter dances violate law

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) – A Rhode Island schools superintendent has ended the district’s father-daughter dances and mother-son ballgames to comply with a state gender discrimination law, prompting some to complain that the move is an […]

09/18/2012