Education

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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...
  • Nationally, African American children are six times more likely to have a parent in jail than are white children. Photo Credit: Amanda Mills/pixnio.com

    Ending Mass Incarceration to Close the Racial Achievement Gap

    Andrea Sears Public News Service Mass incarceration of African Americans has contributed significantly to the racial achievement gap in the nation’s schools, according to a recent report. The so-called war on drugs vastly expanded the U.S. prison population. But while African Americans are no more likely to sell or...
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    ALPHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ TEACHER RESIDENCY PROGRAM DOUBLES IN SIZE

    Now in its second year, mentor-based preparation program combats hiring challenges  EAST SAN JOSÉ, Calif. – While most schools across California are struggling to find enough teachers, an Alpha Public Schools initiative to get more highly effective educators leading San José classrooms, Project 408, more than doubled in size....
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    5 things to know about racial and ethnic disparities in special education

    Child Trends Each year, roughly 6 million students with disabilities, ages 6 to 21, receive services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Although special education is a source of critical services and supports for these students, students of color with disabilities still face a number of obstacles impeding...