• EDUCATION GROUPS CALL FOR OVERSIGHT OF CALIFORNIA STATE TAX CREDITS

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Education groups are calling for more sunshine in the Golden State, with a bill that demands greater accountability for the billions of dollars of tax breaks California gives to commercial interests. Senate Bill 468 would sunset many business tax credits by 2023...
  • 3 KEY QUESTIONS ADULT LEARNERS SHOULD ASK BEFORE RETURNING TO SCHOOL

    The decision to return to school is not made lightly. While earning a degree can be highly rewarding in the form of better career opportunities and higher pay, the path to get there can be filled with challenges, especially if you’re trying to fit school and studies in with...
  • Study: Poverty, Location Factors In Student Literacy

    PHOENIX — A study of literacy programs for Arizona third-graders found that children who live in poverty or attend rural schools are at a disadvantage in learning to read. The report evaluated how effective reading instruction programs were for third-grade students based on a number of key metrics derived...
  • Estudio: Pobreza y ubicación son factores de alfabetismo estudiantil

    Mark Richardson/Alfonso López-Collada Public News Service PHOENIX – Un estudio realizado en Arizona para evaluar la efectividad de los programas de alfabetización en estudiantes de tercer grado, detectó que los infantes que viven en la pobreza o que asisten a escuelas rurales, libran una batalla cuesta arriba para poder...
  • Trump vuelve a plantear recorte de fondos a “After-School” y “Summer Learning”

    Eric Tegethoff/Alfonso López-Collada Public News Service SEATTLE – La administración Trump está proponiendo, otra vez, cortar los fondos de los programas de aprendizaje para después de clase (“after school”) y de verano. Los subsidios a los Centros Comunitarios de Aprendizaje Siglo 21 (“21st Century Community Learning Centers”) proveen fondos...
  • Trump Again Proposes Cutting After-School, Summer Learning Funds

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service SEATTLE — For the third year in a row, the Trump administration has proposed eliminating funding for after-school and summer-learning programs. President Donald Trump’s proposed 2020 budget cuts funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program by $1.2 billion. In the past, Trump administration officials...
  • 5 Things to Know About College Financial Aid Award Letters

    BPT High school students across the country will soon be eagerly awaiting financial aid award letters from colleges. For many aspiring college students and their parents, this is when things can start to get complicated. College is a big expense and it’s important to have a clear understanding of...
  • Local Student Recognized as a U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidate

    Summit Rainier A San Jose high school student has been named a U.S. Presidential Scholar candidate. Andy Nguyen, a senior at Summit Rainier, is one of just 381 students in California nominated for this prestigious national award. Approximately 430,483 of students in California were eligible for nomination. The U.S....
  • Groundbreaking Bill Introduced to Ban Animal Dissection in CA Schools

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California could become the first state in the nation to ban the dissection of animals in K-12 schools if a bill just introduced in the state Legislature were to pass. Assembly Bill 1586, called the Replacing Animals in Science Education (or...

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