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The case that goes to trial Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court is the latest battle in a growing nationwide challenge to union-backed protections for teachers in an effort to hold them more accountable for their work.  (Getty Images)

Common Core Initiative Spawns Widespread Political Fights

More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.


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A Registered Nurse In The UK, Moves To Sacramento And Becomes An Educator At Local College

Rachael Twiner shares her views on the future of health care and education in Sacramento.


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Sacramento Educator Stresses Important Qualities For Future Teachers

Jeaninne Escallier Kato has dedicated her life to educating others. As she prepares to move on to the next chapter of her life, she shares with us what it means to be an educator.


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Inventor Offers Advice For An Online Marketing Career In Sacramento

Shane Barker created, patented and marketed an invention while still in college. Now he’s offering some valuable advice about how to succeed in a marketing career.


Stockton Schools

$2 Million In Stockton Buses Sit Idle As District Debates Savings

Drivers like Rena Fowler are upset because they spent hours training to use the new buses. Some of those without a job thought they landed full-time work.


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Union: Fewer Teachers Facing Layoffs

Fewer teachers are expected to be laid off this year than the previous four school terms according to the state’s largest teachers union.


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New SAT: The Essay Portion Is To Become Optional

Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions.


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College Competition For High School Seniors Expected To Dip In 2014

Way before the “pomp and circumstance” of high school graduation comes the worry and the wonder of what happens next.


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Talking To Babies Helps Their Brains Develop More Quickly

Talking more often is good, using longer sentences is better.


After school

Modesto After-School Program’s Sudden Closure Upsets Parents, Students

For 10-year-old Maurice, the after-school program at this community center is more than just a place to get homework help after school, it’s a safe haven.


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A New Instructor’s Perspective On Teaching In Sacramento

Interested in being an instructor at the community college or college level, there are many opportunities available in Sacramento so networking and making connections with people at multiple institutions is imperative.


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Opportunities Are Vast For Sacramento Nurses In The Health Care Field

Professor Jude discusses the importance of continuing education during the shifting roles in health care.