Amy Gaskin, Santa Monica College Cloud computing at Santa Monica College’s Center for Media and Design. Amy Gaskin, Santa Monica College Cloud computing at Santa Monica College’s Center for Media and Design. Looking to bring new talent into cloud computing, Amazon Web Services has turned to California community colleges and high schools.
Teacher unions: Children terrified by active shooter drills https://www.kron4.com/news/teacher-unions-children-terrified-by-active-shooter-drills/
Teacher unions: Children terrified by active shooter drills
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The nation’s two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday that they can harm students’ mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. The American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association joined with the advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund in calling for an end to unannounced drills or drills that simulate gun violence. “Everyw...
What state voters need to know about proposed $15B school construction bond https://www.localnewsmatters.org/2020/02/04/what-state-voters-need-to-know-about-proposed-15b-school-construction-bond/
What state voters need to know about proposed $15B school construction bond – Local News Matters
The March 3 California ballot includes a $15 billion state bond issue to help schools, community colleges and universities with construction costs for their facilities. Last fall, the Legislature and Gov. Gavin Newsom placed the measure on the ballot by approving Assembly Bill 48. It will appear on the ballot as Proposition 13. Does it have anything to do with the Prop. 13 property tax initiative that voters passed in 1978? No. They just happen to have the same number. Every 10 years, the sta...
Proposition 13 would spend $15 billion on California schools
In a statewide survey published last month, the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California found that about 53% of likely voters supported the measure, with 36% opposed and 10% undecided.
The Invisible Indoor Air Pollutant in California’s Classrooms – NBC Bay Area
Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Davis recently released a study looking at ventilation in California schools – several right here in the Bay Area. Their findings: 85 percent of classrooms had levels of carbon dioxide, or CO2, above acceptable levels of 1,000 parts per million, having the potential to impact students’ health and academic performance. “We…
San Jose teachers given surprise checks totaling more than $36,000
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Ahead of the 2019 Pac-12 Football Championship Game at Levi's Stadium, the Pac-12 and College Football Playoff Foundation's Extra Yard for Teachers will surprise 12 deserving teachers throughout the San Jose area with donations totaling over $36,000.The 12 teachers work at nine different elementary and middle schools and will receive different amounts of checks.ABC7 was there for the first two surprises for teachers at Franklin Elementary School.Franklin Elementary S...
Stanford says admissions-scandal mastermind approached 7 coaches, snagged only 1 https://www.onenewspage.com/n/Front+Page/1zkl56u8lj/Stanford-says-admissions-scandal-mastermind-approached-coaches.htm
Stanford says admissions-scandal mastermind approached 7 coaches, snagged only 1
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A Stanford review found the mastermind behind the national college-admissions scandal had approached seven coaches with promises of generous payments for recommending athletically unaccomplished applicants for admission to the elite university as sports recruits, the university said Tuesday. Only one, the former sailing coach who pleaded guilty earlier this year, went […]
University of California leaders support dropping use of SAT, ACT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Top leaders at the University of California say they support dropping the SAT and ACT exams from admission requirements. UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ, along with the UC system’s chief academic officer, Provost Michael Brown, said Friday that research has convinced them that performance on the tests is so strongly influenced by family income, parents’ education and race, that using them for college admissions decision is unfair. “They really contribute to the ...
Another charter school in East San Jose set to close
As the younger sister of a graduate of Summit Rainier, a charter school in East San Jose, junior Hailey Bui dreamed of walking across the graduation stage with her classmates next year. Now, she and her classmates are searching elsewhere to finish their high school careers after the abrupt news that the school is shutting down next year. “I was getting ready to graduate with everyone like this. And now we can’t,” Bui said. The East Side Union High School District Board of Trustees last week a...
Lurie College Hosts Inaugural Future of Learning Summit
San Jose, Calif. — About 100 Silicon Valley thought leaders, policymakers and K-12 educators filled SJSU’s Diaz Compean Student Union Theater November 13 at the inaugural Future of Learning Summit, hosted by the Connie L. Lurie College of Education. The event included five keynote speakers and talks by five SJSU community members, all of whom addressed the question, “What is the future of learning?” “We’re at a time of significant change in education and across society,” said Heather Lattimer...
New College, New Dean: Graduate Studies and Marc d’Alarcao
As a professor of chemistry with 30 years of experience in higher education split between San José State University and Tufts University, Marc d’Alarcao said his favorite part of teaching is when he sees students begin to understand how new knowledge is created. “Knowledge is always continuing to grow,” he said. Now d’Alarcao will be essential in creating a new college at SJSU as the interim dean of the College of Graduate Studies, designed to support graduate students in a variety of ways, i...
Nonprofit Seeks to 'Democratize Dining Halls' to End College Hunger
Universities are often thought of as elite institutions of learning, not places rife with hunger where students face routine instances of food insecurity. Yet one organization, Swipe Out Hunger, is tackling the issue head-on. "Our goal has always been to democratize dining halls," Rachel Sumekh, Swipe Out Hunger's founder and CEO, told Cheddar. In 2010, Sumekh founded the nonprofit with her friends at UCLA to address the widespread hunger that they witnessed throughout the student body. The s...
San Jose State Celebrates CommUniverCity’s 15th Anniversary
San Jose, Calif. — San Jose State University’s student mariachi group opened CommUniverCity’s Celebrating Partnerships: A Quinceañera on Wednesday, November 13 in the Diaz Compean Student Union Ballroom. The event highlighted CommUniverCity’s 15 years of work to create healthy and vibrant neighborhoods through a unique partnership between underserved communities in central San Jose, San Jose State and the city of San Jose. “CommUniverCity has come a long way over the past 15 years. We are for...
Funk: Employee housing bond is a win-win for the community
Every day, approximately 1.7 million students attend public schools. Families place an enormous amount of trust on teachers, counselors, coaches and administrators to take care of their child for six or more hours per day. Yet, with the cost of living skyrocketing in Santa Clara County, the ability to attract and retain highly qualified school employees has become more challenging each year. In an effort to help address this issue, on Oct. 17, the East Side Union High School District Board of...
San Jose credit union launches program to help low-income students save for college
A unique partnership between a local credit union and a slew of East Side school districts could help low-income students in Silicon Valley do something many have only dreamed of — save up for college. Excite Credit Union Chief Executive Officer Brian Dorcy this month announced the Step up Saving Program, a partnership between the credit...
The soul-crushing cost of college in California, explained
The cost of a college degree is soaring in California, where public universities were once free. What happened? And what can be done?
San Jose's Pioneer High School provides students with mental health support
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- School shootings across America have left many students wondering if a similar event could happen in their communities. Navigating the stress and anxiety from the shootings, as well as daily life can be difficult, but students at Pioneer High School are doing something about it."Every single time I get into a classroom, the first thing I look is where my seat is to the closest door, so if something like that were to happen, I'd have an exit plan," said Pioneer senior...
Bill Gates’ 5 Secrets To Happiness Are Surprisingly Affordable
Bill Gates, the world's second-richest man recently shared what makes him happy. You can now try out his surprisingly affordable ideas at home.
After 120 years, San Francisco State hires its first female president
California State University trustees announced that Lynn Mahoney will become SFSU’s 114th president in August. She is the first woman hired to lead the campus in its 120-year history.
The 12 best college towns in California
When picking the best college towns in California, we did not include major cities (ahem - San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego) where the schools are really just a fraction of what is going on in the collective city culture. You really can't take a college out of a college town, but major cities are their own beast and a college is just a small part of it. Also important in the best list: towns that are walking distance to the campus - so townies and students really can mingle together (sorry, Santa Barbara, La Jolla and Malibu/Pepperdine). And, finally: there really has to be an actual downtown, full of charm, shops, restaurants and general excitement for the actual college town to be... a town (apologies, Irvine).
Enrollment Struggles Continue in South Bay School Districts
The numbers are not adding up for South Bay school districts as they struggle every day to find out how to make up for lost revenues caused by families moving out of the area due to the high cost of living.
SJSU and IBM Announce New Collaboration—First of its Kind on the West Coast
Preparing Students for high tech jobs of the future On October 18, 2019, San Jose State University and IBM announced a strategic collaboration designed to provide today’s students with advanced skills needed for high tech jobs of the future. The use of emerging technologies such as the Internet of things, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), data science, security, and blockchain are growing. AI is expected to contribute $15.7T to the global economy by 2030* as the U.S. skills gap w...
IBM And San Jose State Partner To Advance Tech Education – CBS San Francisco
IBM is teaming up with San Jose State University in an exclusive agreement to prepare students and faculty for the newest emerging technologies.
Full-day kindergarten, STEM seal, Laotian history are among Gov. Newsom’s final vetoes
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California colleges help students dress for success — for free
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Gov. Newsom to decide on later school start times for students - Story
Students across California may soon be able to get some extra sleep in the morning before school starts if a new piece of legislation is passed.
Mission College dedicates fire tower to Santa Clara family – East Bay Times
The community college honored the Von Raesfeld family for decades of public service to Santa Clara and the Bay Area.
Hot off the presses: Evergreen Valley College faculty ranked number two most diverse in the nation. http://www.evc.edu/News/Pages/SJCC,-EVC-Faculty-Among-Most-Diverse-in-Natio.aspx …pic.twitter.com/UOlt8Bnl91
California's Student IDs Will Now Include Suicide Prevention Information
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens 15 to 10 years of age, which is why California lawmakers wanted to put prevention information right where students can see it every single day - their...
FPPC Fines Alum Rock Trustee Dolores Marquez-Frausto $7K
California's Fair Political Practices Commission accused the longtime schools trustee of some pretty flagrant violations of state election law.
Suicide hotline number to appear on California school ID cards
California high school and middle school students will have some lifesaving information at their fingertips as they go back to school this year.
44 signs you definitely went to school in the Bay Area
You learned about the Spanish missionaries in fourth grade and built your own mission from sugar cubes. (Your mom might still have it stashed away in the garage.)
Washington Square: The Stories of San Jose State University
By Jody Ulate Are you curious about pursuing a research career? What big problem do you want to solve? These are some of the questions that Maria Elena Cruz asks her students. Director of SJSU’s Aspire and McNair Scholars Programs—and a former McNair Scholar at UC Berkeley, Cruz helps first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students pursue PhD programs. The Job Maestro asked Cruz for her top advice on investigating, exploring and discovering the path to a PhD and, ultimately, a rese...
Several South Bay Schools Face a Teacher Shortage
As many student’s head back to classes, many schools in the South Bay are facing a shortage of credentialed teachers.
Newsom appoints 20 to higher education posts
The governor goes on an appointment spree, naming a UC regent, three CSU trustees, three state community college governors and two UC Hastings College of the Law directors, and creating a new panel to which he appointed 11 people, including California’s leading education experts.
Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Council for Post-Secondary Education, Higher Education Appointments
SACRAMENTO – Continuing his commitment to strengthen California’s systems of higher education and partner with its leaders, Governor Gavin Newsom announced today the formation of the Governor’s Council for Post-Secondary Education. The Council will serve as an independent consultative resource to the Governor around the economic and social impact of higher education in the state. They will examine issues relating to future capacity, enrollment planning, community college transfers, general ed...
Bay Area schools preparing for first day of school while dealing with teacher shortage
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As school districts get organized for the beginning of the school year, there are still a few things they must contend with. Filling all teacher positions is one of them.But year after year this is no longer a reality for school districts in the Bay Area. The high cost of living and better-paying jobs often stand in the way of being able to recruit more teachers."We also have a strong pool of substitute teachers that can be supportive as we continue to hire to fill thos...
Needy school districts are getting more money — but what about needy kids? https://calmatters.org/education/2019/08/california-school-funding-lcff-ppic-achievement-gap-districts-teachers/
Needy CA Schools Getting More Money — But What About Needy Kids?
Is Money For Needy CA Schools Getting To The Kids? - Sacramento, CA - A new Public Policy Institute of California report examines school spending under the landmark Local Control Funding Formula.
Can Virtual Simulations Teach a Human Skill Like Empathy?
Can you learn empathy through interacting with a computer—even though, by definition, the skill requires understanding and sympathizing with real ...
In Wake Of Recent Shootings, San Jose School District Empowers Student Leaders [Video]
In light of recent mass shootings, the Franklin-McKinley School District is preparing its students for a new reality. School leaders are trying to empower students to make a change. Kiet Do reports. (8-6-2019)