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  • LGBTQ Group Pushes Back Against Lawsuit Targeting Transgender Students

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service DALLAS, Ore. — A lawsuit is challenging an Oregon school district’s policy protecting transgender students – but opponents say the case should be thrown out. The ACLU of Oregon wants to intervene on behalf of Basic Rights Oregon, the state’s largest LGBTQ advocacy group,...
  • Financial Aid Season for College Students is Here: What to Know

    StatePoint It’s not only football season. For current and incoming college students, it’s financial aid season, too, and that means completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be the first step families take in the planning-for-college process; it’s used by schools to put together...
  • Calif. Latinos Surge Into College, But Graduation Rates Lag

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The number of Latinos in college in California is surging, but their graduation rates are still far behind other groups, according to a new report. Researchers at Georgetown University found that 12 percent of Latinos have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to...
  • College Students Need to Protect Themselves from Identity Theft

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau College students prepare themselves for a variety of new experiences when they first move away from home. Identity theft, however, is one factor that they may not consider when thinking about the challenges that come with their newfound independence. Unfortunately, identity theft...
  • 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...
  • Senator Wieckowski names Latinas in STEM Nonprofit of the Year

    Inspiring students and professionals to pursue and excel in a career in STEM fields is the organization’s primary goal Sacramento – Latinas in STEM, an organization seeking to inspire and empower Latinas in K-12, college and professional careers to pursue and thrive in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)...
  • 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,...
  • ALPHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ TEACHER RESIDENCY PROGRAM DOUBLES IN SIZE

    Now in its second year, mentor-based preparation program combats hiring challenges  EAST SAN JOSÉ, Calif. – While most schools across California are struggling to find enough teachers, an Alpha Public Schools initiative to get more highly effective educators leading San José classrooms, Project 408, more than doubled in size....
  • Arkansas ‘Dreamers’ Awaiting Trump Decision on DACA

    Mark Richardson Public News Service LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Thousands of young Hispanics in Arkansas are living in fear of what the future might bring under President Trump’s changing immigration policies. It is particularly difficult for the state’s almost 5,000 young undocumented immigrants who are part of or eligible...

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