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    5 Questions Families Should Ask About School Discipline

    Kristen Harper and Michael McCoy Child Trends School discipline practices have shifted dramatically in recent years, following changes in school district and state policy. Data and research have illustrated the high rates of suspension and expulsion, the consequences of such discipline for students, and the disparities in discipline practice by race...
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    Annual CAASPP results show steady performance for Santa Clara County students

    SCCOE working toward closing the achievement gap SAN JOSE, CA – Results from the third year of the student assessment system known as CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) show that Santa Clara County students continue to outperform their state counterparts. The CAASPP assessments measure student progress from grades...
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    BBB Tips for Hiring the Right Tutor

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Although the school year hasn’t quite started, now is a great time to start thinking about tutoring services. Hiring a tutor for your child is a great way to help them with a subject they struggle in, ensure that they’re staying on...
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    YOUR MIND CAN BE MADE MAGNIFICENT WITH YOUR GUIDANCE

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Summer is almost over. My teacher-friends are now pre-occupied with getting their classrooms ready for the coming academic year. Invariably, each of them will spend some of their own money to get needed supplies; El Observador Foundation, Inc. is providing the funds to purchase five...
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    Community pillar turns 50

    The Center for Employment Training (CET) National Headquarters has been a pillar in the community of San José, Silicon Valley since 1967 and currently operates Centers in California, Texas and Virginia.  CET National Headquarters is celebrating its golden anniversary and we have much to celebrate! CET began in 1967...
  • 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...
  • Ed Jaramillo, left, president of the Peralta Federation of Teachers, and Al Young, right, manned a table at a Prop. 55 event at Laney College in Oakland on Tuesday. (Fred Glass/Calif. Federation of Teachers)

    Prop 55 Campaign Revs Up to Extend Taxes for School Funding

    Suzanne Potter California News Service OAKLAND, Calif. – The campaign promoting Proposition 55 is ramping up, with supporters taking to the phone banks, walking the precincts and holding campus events, including one that occurred on Tuesday September 27, 2016 at Laney College in Oakland. Prop 55 would keep the...
  • What To Do When Kids Come Home ‘Hangry’

    What To Do When Kids Come Home ‘Hangry’

    NAPS Good news for many parents who wonder what to do when the kids come home from school ravenous and dinner is hours away: According to the experts at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it’s perfectly fine to let them have a snack when hunger strikes between meals....
  • Children's advocates are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill they say would improve school accountability and close income-based achievement gaps in California. (shironosov/iStockphoto)

    Kids’ Advocates Push Governor to Sign School Accountability Bill

    Suzanne Potter California News Service OAKLAND, Calif. – This week, more than 300 children’s advocacy groups signed a public letter urging Governor Jerry Brown to sign Assembly Bill 2548. The bill directs the state to adopt what the groups believe is a better grading system for schools, that focuses...