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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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’

    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....
  • 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...
  • Beware of Overstuffed Backpacks!

    NAPS If you wonder why more kids than ever before are complaining about back and neck pain — and you should be, what with classes starting up again — a likely reason is that they’re weighed down by backpacks crammed with everything from textbooks to laptops to musical instruments....