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Student Access to Quality Computer Science Education Prevails
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Student Access to Quality Computer Science Education Prevails

-Courtesy photo Assemblyman Hagman’s Bill to Expand Computer Science Education Unanimously Passes the Senate Education Committee Assemblyman Curt Hagman’s (R-Chino Hills) computer science education bill, Assembly Bill 1539, was unanimously passed by the Senate Education Committee, with a vote of 5-0. AB 1539 would encourage the Instructional Quality Commission of the Department of Education to…

Education

APIDC Holds 2014 Disabilities Leadership Institute Graduation Ceremony

On June 1, 2014, Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC) held a graduation ceremony for the inaugural class of its Leadership Institute. With generous funding from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and Southern California Gas Company, the APIDC Leadership Institute was established to develop young adults to become leaders and advocates…

Education

AFT Convention in Los Angeles – July 11-14

Fighting Back, Fighting Forward on Top Domestic Issues The American Federation of Teachers’ mid-July convention in Los Angeles will focus on fighting back and fighting forward on key domestic issues to reclaim the promise of America, including the Common Core State Standards, due process and tenure for educators, and investing public pension dollars for much-needed…

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Coalition For Humane Immigrant Rights Of Los Angeles The California Table

The California Table, a network of 52 pro immigration reform organizations throughout the Golden State, unilaterally condemned actions by anti-immigrant zealots in Murrieta this week when immigrant children and families bused by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) tried to reach the local detention center in order to alleviate the overcrowding in other centers. The buses…

Education

Plaza West Covina Throws a Back-to-School Bash Featuring Radio Disney Los Angeles and Doc Mcstuffins Toy Check-Up Clinic

WHAT: Plaza West Covina hosts a back-to-school party in July with special guest, Radio Disney Los Angeles’ Road Crew who will be playing the hottest music and entertaining kids with games and prizes. Also, Radio Disney will be opening The Doc McStuffins Toy Check-up Clinic. The Clinic is designed to teach kids valuable lessons about…

Education

Ron Gold Urges Kamala Harris Not to Appeal Teacher Tenure Ruling

“Is she on the side of students and parents, or teachers’ unions?” Recently a Los Angeles judge took a whack at long standing job security for teachers-especially tenure. Such policies hurt the poorest California children with the worst teachers, according to the winning plaintiffs. Ron Gold, the top two vote-getter in the primary election in…

New State Testing Goes Smoothly for Arcadia Unified
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New State Testing Goes Smoothly for Arcadia Unified

The first year of testing with the Smarter Balanced Assessment, the new standardized state test in California, went well for the Arcadia Unified School District. More than 15,000 tests were administered to approximately 5,000 students. Students in grades 3-8 and 11 were tested in English Language Arts and Math. “Our administration of the Smarter Balanced…

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