Education

  • Success Stories Prove That No One Gets A Diploma Alone

    NAPSI The United States’ national graduation rate rose to record highs in 2017. The Problem Nevertheless, there are still approximately 34 million American adults who do not have a high school diploma. Why A Diploma Matters On average, individuals with a high school degree can expect to earn 30...
  • County Board of Education signs resolution supporting High School Voter Education Weeks

    ​SAN JOSE, CA– On Wednesday, April 3, the Santa Clara County Board of Education passed a resolution to support High School Voter Education Weeks. It passed unanimously, with one board member absent. This semi-annual event is designed to promote civic education and foster an environment which encourages learning by...
  • “March For Our Lives” Teaches Hands-On Civics

    Stephanie Carson Public News Service ASHEVILLE, N.C. – In an unprecedented demonstration of civic engagement, hundreds of thousands of young people and other activists came out for hundreds of March For Our Lives events planned around the world. In Asheville, North Carolina, local students are organizing the march with assistance from...
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East Side Union High School District Celebrates Student Who Earned “Perfect” Score on Advanced Placement Exam

    1 of Only 6 Students in the World San Jose, CA – – Evergreen Valley High School, part of the East Side Union High School District, celebrates Tommy Tran for earning a perfect score on his Advanced Placement (AP) Exam in May 2017. Tran was 1 of only 6 students in...
  • Canceling Student Loan Debt Would Boost Economy

    Soundbite News Service Student loan debt in the U.S. has reached $1.4 trillion. That’s greater than all credit card debt and eclipses all motor vehicle loans. Researchers at the Levy Economics Institute at Bard College say canceling that debt would be a major boost to the economy. Stephanie Kelton,...
  • Sindicato de Maestros de California se alista para golpe de la Suprema Corte

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – La directiva de la Federacion de Maestros de California (California Federation of Teachers) dice no sentirse optimista sobre el caso que se presenta esta semana en la Suprema Corte de los Estados Unidos, advirtiendo que la mayoria conservadora podria legislar contra...
  • California Teachers Union Braces for High Court Decision

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California union leaders are speaking out as the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case that could deal a big financial blow to public-sector unions and the causes they support. Arguments started Monday in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal...
  • 5 ways 
neighborhoods of concentrated disadvantage harm children

    Vanessa Sacks Child Trends Americans, by and large, live next door to people of the same race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Residential segregation by race remains high despite declines over the past several decades, and segregation by income is on the rise. Segregation by race or ethnicity and by socioeconomic...
  • Education Advocates Slam Trump Budget Cuts

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Some education advocates are criticizing President Donald Trump’s new 2019 budget proposal because it zeroes out funding for several programs that benefit students. The $4.4 trillion budget increases defense spending but envisions deep cuts in domestic spending. For example, it would...