• Rosemary Vergara and Jazlyn Carvajal of Latinas in STEM join Senator Bob Wieckowski on the Senate floor. Photo Credit: California Senate

    Senator Wieckowski names Latinas in STEM Nonprofit of the Year

    Inspiring students and professionals to pursue and excel in a career in STEM fields is the organization’s primary goal Sacramento – Latinas in STEM, an organization seeking to inspire and empower Latinas in K-12, college and professional careers to pursue and thrive in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)...
  • Dina Le, a resident in the first cohort of the Summit Learning Residency Program, participated as an AmeriCorps Tutor at Summit during the 2016-17 school year.  She will be earning an English credential at Summit Denali in Sunnyvale this fall. Photo Credit: Summit Public Schools

    Summit Public Schools Launches Nation’s First Personalized Learning Teacher Residency

    Launching in fall 2017, collaborative program will train a diverse cohort of aspiring educators to lead today’s classroom while supporting the personal needs of students  REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Building on Summit Public Schools’ success as a national leader in student-centered education, its Summit Learning Residency Program will prepare...
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    Santa Clara Unified Opens Mission Early College Hight School

    Students Earn a High School Diploma and College Credit SANTA CLARA, CA — Santa Clara Unified School District this week announced the opening of Mission Early College High School (MECHS) for the 2017-2018 school year. MECHS, formerly known as the Mission Middle College program, is a small public school...
  • Lizbeth Galeana was one of the students honored on June 21st, 2017 by the Santa Clara County Board of Education. Photo Credit: SCCOE/Summer Reeves

    County Board of Education honors Opportunity Youth Academy students

    SCCOE SAN JOSE, CA – On June 21, the Santa Clara County Board of Education honored three students from the Opportunity Youth Academy (OYA).  At the recognition, Trustee Rosemary Kamei said, “This is so exciting! When the Opportunity Youth program started, every board member knew that it was going...
  • Elijah Santana-Peña, a graduate of Summit Schools, will be attending California State University at Monterey Bay. Photo Credit: Passion Art Photography

    San Jose Summit Schools Celebrate 98 Percent of Students Accepted to College

    A decade since its first graduating class, Summit celebrates college-bound rates above 90 percent at all of its schools REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Summit Public Schools recently announced that an average of 98 percent of seniors at both of its San Jose schools, Summit Rainier and Summit Tahoma, have...
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    Local Organizations Partner to Give 200 Students Paid Internships

    The SVO, City of San Jose, and the work2future Foundation partner with four local school districts to connect 200 high school students to paid summer internships   San Jose, Calif—The Silicon Valley Organization announced this week that through a partnership between the City of San Jose, Strive San Jose,...
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    Free summer meals for eligible families in Santa Clara County

    SAN JOSE, CA – While many children look forward to summer vacation for some, this might mean an unwanted vacation from regular meals. Fortunately, programs are in place to help ensure students participating in the School Nutrition programs receiving free or reduced lunches continue to be fed during the summer...
  • A consultant for child-care providers in Idaho offers advice to parents on how to pick the right one. Photo Credit: Matt Cardy/GettyImages

    Questions Parents Aren’t Asking When Seeking Child-Care Providers

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service Choosing the right childcare provider can be a daunting task for parents. Questions left unasked while picking the right facility can rear their heads down the road in unwanted ways. That’s why Susan Robertson, lead quality child-care consultant for IdahoSTARS in Idaho Falls, has...
  • Prompt and proper intervention can help save children from some of the serious effects of childhood trauma. Photo Credit: NAPS

    Childhood Trauma—It Happens More Than You Think

    NAPS Traumatic experiences happen—but when they happen to children, it can affect their view of the world, their sense of safety, their development, and even their longer-term physical and mental health. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), more than two-thirds of children reported at...