Education

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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...
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    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...
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    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...
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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...
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    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...