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    How Two Local Teens Became College-Ready

    Three tips for choosing the right high school Special to El Observador When choosing a high school, there are many factors to consider. Among the biggest consideration for many is whether a school will help prepare each student for college. Looking at the class of 2016, about 55 percent...
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    Una historia de éxito escolar

    Mission College ofrece programs y clases para ayudar a avanzar en la carrera Rosa Sosa emigró al área de la bahía desde México a la edad de 16 años, quería aprender inglés y encontró Mission College, o tal vez, Mission College la encontró a ella. Sosa acredita su carrera educativa...
  • Eylenne Diaz, and 8th grader at Sacred Heart Nativity will attend Notre Dame High School after graduation. Photo Credit: Estephany Haro

    The Service of Education

    Sacred Heart Nativity Middle School Strives to Help Local Children Excel Estephany Haro El Observador Sacred Heart Nativity Middle School held a ceremony this past Thursday April 27th to celebrate Father Mateo Sheedy’s legacy in education. Parents, students and community members were all welcomed to this celebration where the...
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    5 Ways the Arts Are Good for Kids

    David Murphey Child Trends Young children love to draw, paint, sing, and dance, and these activities play an important role in their early development. The benefits of arts participation persist into adolescence and beyond. Here are five reasons why the arts are important for children. Arts participation is associated...
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    Free and Low Cost Screening Program Alleviates Childhood Vision Issues

    Carlota del Portillo, April Nakayoshi, and Irene Kaufman Prevent Blindness Northern California Pre-school (ages 3-5) is an important time to check your child’s vision. A young child’s brain grows very fast, fed by what they see, hear and experience. Many preschoolers have undetected vision difficulties, making it harder to...
  • College Student Alma Perez and her daughters at Sunday Friends: (l-r) Emely, Naomi, Alma and Stephanie. Photo Credit: Sunday Friends

    Nonprofit’s “Path-to-College” Leads the Way to Higher Education

    Low-Income Students Enrolled at Community Colleges, State Universities, Harvard, Cal Poly, UCLA San Jose, Calif. – Sunday Friends, “The Working Alternative to Charity” (www.sundayfriends.org), is seeing increasing numbers of the very low income students it serves off to college. Thanks to its programming for families and, specifically, its three-year-old...
  • California educators say it'll take more than an apple a day to fight changes to immigration and education policies that are affecting public schools. Photo Credit: Jmiltenburg/morguefile

    Maestros de California marcharán en apoyo a la comunidad inmigrante

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Cientos de maestros y empleados de escuelas marchan hoy en Sacramento para manifestar su apoyo a la comunidad inmigrante de California, y su rechazo a los ataques de la administración Trump. La marcha y manifestación paso el día 31 de marzo, día...
  • California educators say it'll take more than an apple a day to fight changes to immigration and education policies that are affecting public schools. Photo Credit: Jmiltenburg/morguefile

    Calif. Educators March to Show Support for Immigrant Community

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Hundreds of educators are marched on Cesar Chavez Day – in Sacramento to show their solidarity with immigrants in California and to oppose the immigration and education policies of the Trump administration. The march and rally kick off the 75th annual...
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    Teach Your Children about Money this Financial Literacy Month

    StatePoint April is Financial Literacy Month, an ideal time to think about the lessons your children are learning about money. Setting a good financial example is just the start. Parents should also actively engage children on the topic. These lessons can help put kids and teens on the right...