Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday proposed a revised budget that would send an extra $2.9 billion to California schools this year, including $1 billion in one-time funding to help districts implement more rigorous academic standards. Read More
I don’t know if you remember much about being in kindergarten, but I sure do. And what I remember most is my teacher, Mrs. Ellis.
She didn’t speak a word of Spanish and I hardly spoke a word of English. But she liked me. That’s all I knew on my first day. Read More
You probably already know that public schools in California aren’t funded well enough to provide all students with the educational investments they deserve.
And I know you’re thinking, “Right, Richard, we could all use more money.”
But listen to this: California ranks 47th out of 50 states for the amount of funding it gets to educate each student. New York, which also has a high cost of living, gives its K-12 public school districts almost double what California gives us. Read More
A nursing program at Cuyahoga Community College is fighting to keep its accreditation.
The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/116tADU) that the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission recently voted to deny accreditation for the college's two-year registered nurse program. Read More
ATLANTA — When Beverly Hall first arrived in Atlanta as superintendent of the city's public school system, she cautioned she wouldn't be riding in on a white horse and that it would take time to fix the problems of low student performance. Read More
This week is spring break for San Francisco’s public schools, which means students get a brief change of routine before going back to their spring semester classes.
But taking a break from the classroom doesn’t necessarily mean the learning stops. In fact, the change in routine can reinforce what kids have been studying in school. The time off is the perfect chance to show your child how what he or she learns in school relates to the everyday world around us. Read More
CHICAGO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Chicago students, parents and teachers learned Thursday their schools were on a long-feared list of 54 the city plans to close in an effort to stabilize an educational system facing a huge budget shortfall. Read More
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California faculty leaders have endorsed a letter that opposes legislation to allow public college students to earn degree credits for online courses from outside education providers, officials said Tuesday. Read More
Let’s assume, for the sake of argument or column writing, that the fundamental task of any public-school system is to maximize the number of students who graduate from high school and are ready to either enter the workforce or further their educations. Read More
The San Francisco Examiner has it all wrong (“Support both tax increases for education,” Oct. 10 editorial). A yes vote on Proposition 30 will not guarantee any new funding for education — not even one cent. Gov. Jerry Brown is making empty threats to cut education in order to scare voters, and Prop. 30 is not a “millionaires tax” — it will negatively impact every California taxpayer and resident. Read More