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More Kids Will Get Vaccinated Under New California Law

EdSource | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. Mississippi hasn’t had a case of measles since 1992. West Virginia l...

California Students Are Getting An Education On Sexual Assault

EdSource | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. A new California law requiring 7th- through 12th-grade students to be ...

Why We Need to Talk About HinduismS

Tithi Bhattacharya | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Tithi Bhattacharya

In May 2015, UC Irvine was offered a donation of $6 million from the nonprofit the Dharma Civilization Foundation. Such an endowment, in these hard fi...

The Propaganda War Against Hindus in Academia: A Response to Inside Higher Education

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 04.23.2017 | Education
Vamsee Juluri

Highly respected professors face intimidation, threats and smear campaigns for deviating from the views of the Hindu right. A cultural and religious war is raging in which Western academics are the enemy.

Why South Asia Studies Faculty Are Wrong about Hindu "Revisionism" and Indian History in California's Schools

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 03.25.2017 | Education
Vamsee Juluri

If you are a teacher, school official, or perhaps even a student or parent in California, you have probably heard about the controversy that has raged for a decade about how India and Hinduism are depicted in California's History lessons.

Lying to Children About the California Missions and the Indians

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 05.23.2015 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

All my life, I have heard only one story about California Indians: godless, dirty, stupid, primitive, ugly, passive, drunken, immoral, lazy, weak-willed people who might make good workers if properly trained and motivated. What kind of story is that to grow up with?

California Blueprint for Creative Schools Unveiled

John M. Eger | Posted 02.24.2015 | Education
John M. Eger

The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) has held several arts training events based on a groundbreaking program called "Creativity at the Core" in advance of the broader vision.

California Governor's Record Spending Plan Is Major Boost To Education

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

Days after beginning an unprecedented fourth term, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) released a record $113 billion budget, with a five percent incr...

Dave Jamieson

Labor Union Weighs Boycott Of Israel | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a looming vote that already has stirred passions on California campuses, a labor union representing graduate students in the state un...

California Voters Have Clear Education Priorities

Jonathan Voss | Posted 01.13.2015 | Education
Jonathan Voss

Seventy percent of voters say that "Stopping Wall Street and corporations from taking over schools for profits" was important in deciding who to vote for, including 56 percent who said it was very important.

Big History: Why We Fail to See Life as Life Sees Itself

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

My assumptions about history began to change 13 years ago. I was teaching a class called Media, Stereotyping and Violence when the tragic events of 9/11 overtook our lives. In the days that followed, my students and I confronted a question: Is all this violence inevitable?

School Reformers and Teachers Unions Battle In California Education Race

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 9 (Reuters) - A former charter school executive aiming to unseat California's education c...

Bill Takes Aim At Campaign Corruption In California Schools

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

A California bill banning school and college administrators from raising money for their board members’ campaigns -- a major conflict of interest br...

My Teacher Family Urges "Yes" on Pending California EpiPen Bill

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 10.12.2014 | Education
Megan Pincus Kajitani

Our toddler daughter stopped breathing in our arms after eating a bite of food to which she was severely allergic. The EpiPen injection we quickly gave her likely saved her life.

A New Funding System Could Transform California Schools

| William Diepenbrock | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report. One California educator compares keeping up with the rules in California’s historic new school f...

In Order for Our Kids to Keep Learning, We Need to Keep Learning Too

Jennifer Peck | Posted 09.09.2014 | Education
Jennifer Peck

How do we act on new information, when our systems and structures have been built on a foundation of incomplete or outdated information? How do we adjust what we've built in order to accommodate what we've learned?

Missing the Full Picture of Voters Attitudes on Public Education

Celinda Lake | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
Celinda Lake

The ongoing discourse before, during and after the Vergara trial decision has tried to blame teachers and further the idea that current policies keep ineffective teachers in low-performing school districts and perpetuate unequal outcomes. Our research suggests voters do not agree with this causality.

Where Does Dance Live In Our Society?

Luna Dance Institute | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Luna Dance Institute

As humans we are compelled to create, to play, to love and to communicate through movement -- after all, gesture was our first language. Dance gives us life and brings us joy and hope.

California, 60 Years After Brown v. Board

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 07.20.2014 | Education
Angela Glover Blackwell

As the nation celebrates the 1954 Supreme Court landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, California is confronting its own troubling education reality.

California Bills Seek To Keep Kids In School

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 10 (Reuters) - California lawmakers took aim Monday at truancy among elementary school ...

This State May Overturn Its Bilingual Education Ban

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.24.2014 | Latino Voices

A law banning most bilingual education in California schools may be overturned by a new bill, restoring efforts to address language barriers in a stat...

California Must Answer the President's Call by Leading on Early Learning

Deborah Kong | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Deborah Kong

As home to one in eight children in America, California is poised to lead the nation with the introduction of a landmark bill that will expand and improve transitional kindergarten (TK) to serve all four-year-olds.

These California Charter Schools Are Opening For The Wrong Reasons

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news outlet based at Teachers College, Columbia University. SAN CARLOS, ...

Considering Leadership in the 21st Century: American Higher Education Should Not Panic

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

The entire value proposition of the sector is under siege. Many claim that we are not producing enough capable graduates because we are not doing our jobs well. And we spend too much doing it.

Parents Revolt Against Failing Schools

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...