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Record Early Enrollment for Lower Extremity IEP Fellows, Residents & Young Surgeon 3rd Annual Course

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Magnifi Group, Inc. and Bespa Global, LLC, co-organizers of the program, announced today that despite the change of date for its 3rd Annual Lower Extremity IEP Fellows, Residents and Young Surgeons Course it is still experiencing record early registration. The course, originally scheduled for May 1-3 will take place […]

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Magnifi Group announces Record Early Spine Fellows & Young Surgeon Enrollment for 10th Annual Spine IEP Course

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Magnifi Group, Inc., announced today it is experiencing record early registration for its 10th Annual Spine IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons’ Course (Spine Interactive Educational Program). The course will be conducted November 20-22 at The Fairmont Hotel, Austin, Texas. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Magnifi Group announces Record Early […]

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California Safe Schools Celebrates 22nd Anniversary and 2020 Earth Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — March 30, 2020 marked the 22nd anniversary of California Safe Schools (CSS) a celebrated children’s environmental health and justice coalition founded by Robina Suwol in 1998 after grade school students, including Robina’s two sons, were sprayed with the herbicide Princep, as they headed to class. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com […]

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Cal State LA researchers use data visualization, AI in fight against COVID-19

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Cal State LA researchers are joining the fight against COVID-19, developing tools that government officials and health care workers can use to make decisions during the global pandemic. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Cal State LA researchers use data visualization, AI in fight against COVID-19

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Pandemic Pushes Los Angeles Arts Nonprofit, Dream A World Education, from Classroom to TV

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Dream A World Education, an LAUSD and Hawthorne School District provider of arts and social-emotional education working in areas of extreme poverty, has turned school closures into an opportunity to move their artists from classrooms to television and virtual recyclable programming. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Pandemic Pushes Los […]

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Magnifi Group Releases COVID-19 Course for Medical Pros in Hospital Setting

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Magnifi Group, Inc., a global leader in dynamic online training solutions through its FDA-Compliant Learn-WiseGo eLearning Platform, has released its COVID-19 course at no cost to its global client base and is available for public purchase. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Magnifi Group Releases COVID-19 Course for Medical Pros […]

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Are Your Kids in Danger of Being Abused at School? Stop School Sexual Abuse (SSSA) Helps Parents Keep Their Kids Safe

SAN MATEO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Thousands of children every year are molested, used for pornography or otherwise sexually abused by teachers, coaches or other school employees – according to leading research, school employees sexually abuse one in ten students before the end of high school. New resources from Stop School Sexual Abuse (SSSA) help […]

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Studies Weekly opens its online curriculum to all California Teachers during COVID-19 outbreak

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Due to California school closures, and the need for many teachers and students to conduct learning remotely, Studies Weekly announced March 13 that it opened its online curriculum platform, Studies Weekly Online, free to all users. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Studies Weekly opens its online curriculum to all California […]

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Berkeley Coding Academy Launches 2020 Summer Camp in Machine Learning and A.I.

BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Berkeley Coding Academy, a new computer science team of credentialed teachers, is offering summer camps to empower youth in Python Programming, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Berkeley Coding Academy Launches 2020 Summer Camp in Machine Learning and A.I.

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UC San Diego Recognized as Standout in Expanding Access to Low-Income Students

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ — Ensuring access to low-income students and supporting them through graduation is a central part of UC San Diego’s mission to help bridge the gap and improve the outcomes for all qualified students—regardless of family income. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — UC San Diego Recognized as Standout in Expanding Access […]

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THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO Uses Modest Means with Big Dreams for a True Rag to Riches Story

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Local Performing Arts School THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO (CSS) of Aliso Viejo, Calif. won a National Title & coveted “Sweepstakes Award” at “The Musical Theatre Competition of America” held at Disneyland California this past weekend making THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO one of the top Musical Theater Programs in the […]

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7th Annual ‘Cursive is Cool’ Handwriting Contest Kicks Off for 2020

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — For some it is a “secret code,” for others it is simply cursive handwriting. The annual Cursive is Cool contests kick off on National Handwriting Day, celebrated around the world on Jan. 23 each year in honor of John Hancock’s birthday, the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation announced today. Originally […]

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EPIC Welcomes Kevin Melvin as Director of the firm’s Southeast Charter School Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kevin Melvin has joined the firm as Director of the firm’s Southeast Charter School Practice. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — EPIC Welcomes Kevin Melvin as Director of the firm’s Southeast […]

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California Student Aid Commission commends Gov. Newsom for a strong budget that invests in higher education access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California Student Aid Commission commends Governor Newsom and his Administration for a strong budget that invests in higher education access, affordability, and success. “We are pleased to lead a working group on student loan debt issues, including the critical need to perform outreach about financial aid grants and loan […]

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Galileo Learning Announces 2019 Spark Innovation Scholarship Winners for Aspiring Educators

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Three university students who are aspiring educators have been awarded Galileo’s 2019 Spark Innovation Scholarship. Each winning student will receive $1000 to apply to their own educational endeavors. This year’s winners are Jessica Cheng (University of California, Berkeley), Leah Nadir (Scripps College) and Cloey Stump (University of Redlands). Originally published […]

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Bay Area Medical Academy Apprenticeship Provides Effective Pathway for Kaiser Permanente Employees to Upgrade Their Job Skills

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Bay Area Medical Academy, SEIU UHW-West, and the SEIU-UHW & Joint Employer Education Fund (the Education Fund) have announced today that they have partnered to offer Medical Assistant Apprenticeship training to Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara employees. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Bay Area Medical Academy Apprenticeship Provides Effective Pathway […]

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Business Architecture Associates Announces its 2020 Schedule for Business Training Packages

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Business Architecture Associates, Inc. (BAA) is pleased to announce its public, in-house, and online business architecture training options for 2020. BAA has trained industry professionals across the globe in all aspects of business architecture, enhancing their ability to deliver value to their organizations while advancing their professional skills. Originally […]

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Unicheck Releases Advanced Cheating Detection to Help Educators Uncover Digital Trickery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Unicheck, a versatile plagiarism and cheating prevention solution that helps educators worldwide create well-educated students, announced the launch of their advanced digital cheating detection, which spots intricate, tech-enabled cheating endeavors. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Unicheck Releases Advanced Cheating Detection to Help Educators Uncover Digital Trickery

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Galileo Learning Names Nerissa Sardi as New VP of Marketing

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Galileo Learning, one of America’s largest and fastest-growing summer day camp providers, has named Nerissa Sardi its new Vice President of Marketing. Galileo operates 100+ summer camp programs throughout California and Illinois. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Galileo Learning Names Nerissa Sardi as New VP of Marketing

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Galileo Learning Joins 100Kin10 Partners Ahead of Network, Goal of Training 100,000 New STEM Teachers by 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ — 100Kin10, a national organization dedicated to solving the STEM teacher shortage by 2021, announced this month that Galileo joins 40 other new programmatic partners in its ranks this year. In addition to Galileo, new partners include Chicago Public Schools, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Council of Chief State School […]

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Calling All School Administrators in Special Education: Expand the Reach of Mental Health Counseling for Students – FeelSpace App

FULLERTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ — “Depression, isolation, bullying, anxiety, substance abuse, suicides, and school shootings are more prevalent today than ever before,” said FeelSpace(TM) App creators, father and son co-founders, Aftab Jiwani and Amaan Jiwani, of FeelU Inc. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Calling All School Administrators in Special Education: Expand the Reach of Mental […]

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Camp EDMO Announces Comprehensive After School Programs in the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Camp EDMO, a leading Bay Area non-profit offering STEAM and SEL oriented After School and Summer Camp Programs, announced that it is making its Comprehensive After School Programs, which encompass 180 days of the school year, available to Bay Area schools. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Camp EDMO Announces […]

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When it to Comes to Mental Health Support for Teens and School Safety, Educators Need to do More Connecting with Students – Enter the FeelSpace App

FULLERTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ — “Depression, isolation, bullying, anxiety, substance abuse, suicides, and school shootings are more prevalent today than ever before,” said FeelSpace App creators, father and son co-founders, Aftab Jiwani and Amaan Jiwani, from FeelU, Inc. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — When it to Comes to Mental Health Support for Teens and School […]

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Galileo Learning Reaches Record-Breaking Financial Assistance Goal

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Galileo Learning, an award-winning summer day camp provider and leader in the K-8 education space, continues to prioritize making high-caliber programs accessible to underserved kids. This month, Galileo hit a milestone in this effort by awarding over 10,000 sessions of financial assistance in one summer. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — […]

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The Everest Foundation Supports Puerto Rico’s Teaching Hospitals Post-Hurricane Maria

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — It’s been nearly two years since the deadly impact of Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm that devastated Puerto Rico, Dominica and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A vital part of the region’s infrastructure, medical facilities, were among the hardest hit. The Everest Foundation was one of the only non-profit, […]

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TEDxIVC Announces Speaker Applications for 2020 Event ‘Modifying Human Perception’ at Irvine Valley College

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — TEDxIVC recently announced their speaker applications for those interested in giving a TEDx Talk at the event, which will take place in the Performing Arts Center at Irvine Valley College on March 6, 2020. The theme of the event is “Modifying Human Perception” which is intended to introduce the audience […]

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Treadstone 71 Releases its 2019 Cyber Intel and CounterIntelligence Training Roadmap for Threat Analysts

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Treadstone 71, the leading cyber and threat intelligence tradecraft company, today announced the Treadstone 71 Intelligence Roadmap. The new education program includes in-depth training along the cyber threat intelligence and counterintelligence lifecycles covering each phase in detail. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Treadstone 71 Releases its 2019 Cyber […]

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New FeelU Mobile App Addresses Mental Health Support for Teens and Adolescents

FULLERTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ — “Depression, isolation, bullying, anxiety, suicides, and school shootings are more prevalent today than ever before,” says the 17-year-old high school junior and the co-founder of FeelU, Amaan Jiwani. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — New FeelU Mobile App Addresses Mental Health Support for Teens and Adolescents

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Galileo Learning Founder Glen Tripp Joins Prestigious Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Galileo Learning, one of America’s largest and fastest growing summer day camp providers, announced today that its Founder and CEO, Glen Tripp, is one of 25 individuals who will join the Pahara community of leaders this Fall. This highly dynamic and influential cohort is designed to support and challenge diverse, […]

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Synergy SIS by Edupoint Wins 2019 ‘Student Information System of the Year’ Category in EdTech Breakthrough Awards

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has won the 2019 EdTech Breakthrough Awards “Student Information System Solution of the Year” for its Synergy Student Information System (SIS). Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Synergy SIS by Edupoint Wins 2019 ‘Student […]

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1,000 Summer Camp Scholarships Available to California Children Through ActivityHero Camp & Class Marketplace

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — or the first time, families who struggle to make ends meet can apply for multiple summer camp scholarships with ActivityHero’s simple online registration. Over 1,000 scholarships are available at 50 summer camps for as little as $20. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — 1,000 Summer Camp Scholarships Available to California […]

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Nayah STEAM for Kids – Nayah Solutions, Inc. announces California launch of free calendar for STEAM events for kids

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Nayah Solutions, Inc., an educational training company, announces the launch of Nayah STEAM for Kids, a free calendar that lists science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) events in the San Francisco Bay area. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Nayah STEAM for Kids – Nayah Solutions, Inc. announces California […]

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The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum Selects Edupoint Synergy Education Platform

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Purchasing the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform has just become easier for OETC Consortium member school districts in California, Washington, and Alaska. Following a rigorous competitive bid process, the OETC Consortium selected Synergy Student Information System (SIS) by Edupoint(R) Educational Systems and the full ecosystem of Synergy modules that work with […]

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More than 11,000 Medical Residency Applicants Did Not Match Into Residency, says Residents Medical

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On March 14, 2019 the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) released the list of applicants that applied for a Post Graduate Training slot also known as a medical “Residency.” There were just over 44,600 applicants that applied for 35,000 residency […]

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Power Shift 2019: Cal State LA panel brings together pioneering Latino leaders

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Pioneering Latino and Latina leaders gathered at Cal State LA to discuss monumental events that helped shape the political landscape of California. The discussion at the State Playhouse included leaders featured in the recently released book Power Shift: How Latinos in California Transformed Politics in the Nation. Originally published […]

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Women Doctors Honored for 2019 International Women’s Day by Residents Medical

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Residents Medical, a woman-owned, internationally-renowned graduate medical education organization, is excited to celebrate International Woman’s Day on March 8, 2019. Agata Everest, owner, has a special passion for the recognition this day brings to women, worldwide. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Women Doctors Honored for 2019 International Women’s Day […]

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Award-winning Galileo Summer Camps Coming to Thousand Oaks, Calif. for 2019

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Galileo Camps (Galileo Learning, LLC), one of the most renowned summer day camp providers in the country, will be putting down community roots in Thousand Oaks this summer at St. Paschal Baylon School on June 24, 2019. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Award-winning Galileo Summer Camps Coming to Thousand […]

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Canada’s Medical Residency Crisis: Canadians are finding it difficult to land medical residencies in Canada and that’s leaving their career in limbo

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Canadians are finding it difficult to land medical residencies in Canada and that’s leaving their career in limbo. But there are solutions and working with Residents Medical, an education, preparatory, consulting, and placement organization, is an effective one. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Canada’s Medical Residency Crisis: Canadians are […]

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Magnifi Group and BESPA Global Host 2019 Lower Extremity IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons’ Course

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Lower Extremity Fellows, Residents and Young Surgeons from leading US Orthopaedic and Podiatric Surgery Centers and Hospitals will attend the 2nd annual Lower Extremity IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons’ Course, to be held in Denver, Colo., May 3 – 5, 2019, Magnifi Group announced today. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com […]

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Cal State LA receives WM Keck Foundation grant for Innovation and Design Center

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Cal State LA has been awarded a grant to establish an Innovation and Design Center that will foster a learning community focused on design and manufacturing. With a $325,000 grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation, the center will provide project-based learning for more than 1,000 undergraduate students annually […]

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Cursive is Cool 2019 Handwriting Contest Launches in US and Canada on National Handwriting Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The annual Cursive is Cool(R) contests for 2019, under the auspices of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation, will launch on National Handwriting Day, celebrated around the world on Jan. 23 each year. Cursive writing continues to enjoy increased appreciation in the United States and around the world. Scientific studies […]

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Children’s Health Champion California Safe Schools – Celebrates 20th Anniversary and Honors Heroes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday December 4, at the California Endowment in historic downtown Los Angeles, California Safe Schools’ (CSS), a children’s environmental health and environmental justice coalition, held “Your Life is Now” an Environmental Health, Safety & Enforcement Forum celebrating CSS’s 20th Anniversary and honoring individuals who have made our world […]

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Cal State LA honored as a 2018 Champion for Transfer Students

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Cal State LA was among 16 colleges and universities in California recognized for exemplary efforts to support transfer students. The Campaign for College Opportunity named 12 community colleges and four California State University campuses as 2018 Champions of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer. The institutions was honored at […]

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Residents Medical Group Helps Canadian Med School Graduates Get 2019 Residencies

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Canadian medical students and graduates are facing limitations and challenges when it comes to finding credible medical residencies. Residents Medical is offering solutions. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — Residents Medical Group Helps Canadian Med School Graduates Get 2019 Residencies

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8th Annual Spine IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons’ Course in S.F. Sets Record Attendance

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Magnifi Group Inc. reported a record number of Spine Fellows and Young Surgeons from top spine centers and hospitals across the U.S. in attendance at the 8th Annual Spine IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons’ Course in San Francisco, Calif., on November 16-18, 2018. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — 8th […]

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Magnifi Group Joins the WYSE Travel Confederation to serve the Student and Youth Travel Industry

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Magnifi Group, a leading provider of educational technology solutions, has joined membership of the WYSE Travel Confederation. WYSE Travel Confederation is a world-renowned not-for-profit organization serving the youth, student, and education travel industry. WYSE membership enables Magnifi to serve the Student and Youth Travel Industry with its state-of-the-art eLearning […]

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Magnifi Group to Host 8th Annual Spine IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons’ Course in San Francisco Nov 16-18

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Over 60 Spine Fellows and Young Surgeons from the United States’ top spine centers and hospitals across the U.S. will attend the 8th annual Spine IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons’ Course, to be held in San Francisco, Calif., November 16-18, 2018, Magnifi Group announced today. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com […]

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Calif. Measure to Expand Educational Access for Refugees Signed Into Law – AB343

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A measure which will provide refugees with in-state tuition at California Community Colleges during their first year of residency was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown (D – California). Assembly Bill (AB) 343, part of the ‘California Welcomes Refugees’ legislative package, furthers the Golden State’s efforts to integrate […]

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Calif. State Legislature Approves Bill to Fix Unemployment Crisis for Classified School Employees – AB 621

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, the California State Assembly sent to the Governor legislation by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) that will provide vital financial assistance to more than 284,000 classified school employees in California who live paycheck to paycheck. Assemblymember Bocanegra introduced the legislation to bridge the financial burden that classified employees face […]

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Bill to Address California’s 2017 Teacher Shortage Receives Passing Grade – AB 1217

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Calif. State Assembly voted 77-0 to approve Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) legislation to establish a teacher residency program that will address the state’s dire need for high-quality special education, bilingual, math, and science teachers. The California Teacher Corps Act of 2017, AB 1217, would provide a resident teacher with […]

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Calif. Assembly Approves McCarty Legislation to Ban For-Profit Charter Schools in California – AB406

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Assembly has approved AB 406 by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), which would prohibit for-profit corporations from managing and operating charter schools in the state. The measure was approved on a 48 to 23 vote. The news story Calif. Assembly Approves McCarty Legislation to Ban For-Profit Charter Schools […]

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Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Gun Free School Zones Legislation Approved by California State Assembly – AB 424

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Assembly today approved AB 424 by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento), which will update California’s Gun Free School Zones law to make schools truly gun free. The measure was approved on a vote of 43-23. The news story Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Gun Free School Zones Legislation Approved […]

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Calif. Congressman Cardenas to Host California Youth for Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ – This Wednesday (May 24, 2017), U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) will pair up with Ally Alvarez, a twenty-three year-old young woman from Sun Valley, for the 6th Annual Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day. Ally is a student at Los Angeles Valley College and spent seventeen years in the foster […]

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Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell Welcomes Nominations for 3rd Annual Teacher Recognition Ceremony

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying outstanding local teachers to honor at his 3rd Annual Teacher Recognition Ceremony. To be eligible, nominations for educators who live or work within Long Beach, San Pedro, Signal Hill or Catalina Island must be received by April […]

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Calif. Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Rejects Gov. Brown’s Cuts to Child Care and Early Education Programs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance led a bipartisan effort today to reject Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to reduce support for state child care and preschool programs and voted to restore $527 million in critical child care and preschool funding. […]

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Calif. Assembly Democratic Leaders Announce ‘Degrees Not Debt’ Higher Education Budget Package

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Led by students and parents, Calif. Assembly Democrats, including Speaker Anthony Rendon (D – Paramount) and members of the Assembly Budget and Higher Education Committees today announced a bold higher education budget package designed to reduce student debt and make college affordability a reality for the nearly 2.8 million undergraduate […]

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In California, Marion Gatley Institute Opens Its Doors to all Who Want to Learn a New Language

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Marion Gatley Institute has just opened to provide services and classes for people that want to learn another language, but haven’t been able to do so prior. We provide a flexible class schedule in which can bend to your personal life and daily obligations. The news story In California, […]

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Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Introduces Legislation to Close California Gun Free School Zones Loophole

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento) today introduced Assembly Bill 424 (AB 424), which will close a loophole in California’s Gun Free School Zones law. While civilian possession of a gun on a school campus is prohibited, a school district can currently authorize an armed civilian with a Concealed Carry […]

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S.F. Mayor Lee and Supervisor Kim Announce Plan to Provide Access to City College for Calif. Residents

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Supervisor Jane Kim and City College Acting Chancellor Susan Lamb announced this week that starting next school year City College will be accessible for all California residents living in San Francisco and taking courses for credit. The news story S.F. Mayor Lee and Supervisor […]

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Calif. Federation of Teachers Statement on Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Despite an unprecedented surge of opposition and protest, the United States Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as the nation’s 11th Secretary of Education on Tuesday. The California Federation of Teachers is extremely disappointed in the confirmation of this unqualified candidate to lead our nation’s education system. The news story […]

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Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell Leads the Charge to Deliver Academic Equality for Students with Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) introduced AB 312, which strengthens California’s support for students with disabilities by creating a state funding source for special education preschool services and addressing long-standing special education funding inequities. The news story Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell Leads the Charge to Deliver Academic […]

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Calif. Asm. Speaker Rendon Launches Speaker’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) today announced the launch of the Speaker’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education. The commission’s goal is to develop solutions to improve results for California’s youngest learners and their families. The news story Calif. Asm. Speaker Rendon Launches Speaker’s Blue Ribbon Commission on […]

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Calif. Asm. Kevin McCarty Releases Statement in Response to Legislative Analyst Office Report on Debt Free College

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance released the following statement in response to the Legislative Analyst Office’s (LAO) report, “Creating a Debt Free College Program.” The news story Calif. Asm. Kevin McCarty Releases Statement in Response to Legislative Analyst Office Report on […]

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California Federation of Teachers Opposes Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch

POLITICS: California Federation of Teachers (CFT) opposes 2017 SCOTUS Nominee. President Trump’s announcement of his Supreme Court nominee doubles down on the approach he has taken with his other selections, says CFT. Federal Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch is a conservative disciple of the late Judge Scalia and a proponent of the Supreme Court as […]

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California Federation of Teachers Statement on Governor Brown’s 2017-18 Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Thanks to the passage of Proposition 55 in the November 2016 election, California will be able to maintain its commitment to providing quality public education to the state’s more than six million students in the years to come, says the California Federation of Teachers. While Governor Brown cites fiscal uncertainties […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty Named Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D – Paramount) today named Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento) Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance. The Chairmanship oversees the largest component of California’s multi-billion dollar annual budget, which in 2016 spent $88.3 billion on K-12 education programs and $30 billion supporting […]

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Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell Reappointed to Lead 2017 Assembly Education Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) was renamed as Chair of the Assembly Education Committee by Speaker Anthony Rendon. The committee is instrumental in shaping state policy impacting schools, students and teachers in California. Assemblymember O’Donnell issued the following statement on the appointment…. The news story Calif. […]

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Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Applauds $20M in Grants to Help Classified School Workers Become Credentialed Teachers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty’s (D –Sacramento) efforts to diversify and increase the number of credentialed K-12 teachers in California received a multi-million dollar boost when the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing recently awarded $20 million (twenty million dollars) in grants to help 1,000 classified school employees become credentialed teachers. The […]

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Statement from the California Federation of Teachers: Calif. Voters Have Spoken, Time to Roll up Our Sleeves

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — With the passage of Proposition 55, California’s voters resoundingly (62-38) agreed that public education remains a top priority. The voters were emphatic that California should continue to tax the richest Californians at slightly higher rates so that we can provide more robust educational opportunities and social services. The voters also […]

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California Safe Schools Celebrates its 18th Anniversary, Honors Humanitarians and Environmental Health Trailblazers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, October 17, in historic downtown Los Angeles, at the California Endowment, California Safe Schools, the internationally celebrated children’s environmental health and environmental justice coalition, along with three hundred invited guests, celebrated “Your Life is Now,” an environmental health Summit and the 18th Anniversary of the organization. “The […]

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Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell Bill to Boost School Attendance Signed by Governor – AB 2815

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Legislation by Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) to ensure students attend and stay in school was signed by Governor Brown on Thursday. AB 2815 expands the role of district and county attendance supervisors so they can effectively address the root causes of chronic absenteeism. The post Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell […]

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NLRB Columbia Ruling Breaks Down Major Barrier to Organizing Higher Ed Workers

BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Postdoctoral scholars at the University of California applaud today’s 3-1 decision from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that will help expand the academic labor movement. Overturning a 2004 decision, the NLRB ruled that Graduate Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants at private universities are workers with organizing rights. The post […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Padilla’s ‘Student-Athlete Bill of Rights’ – goes into effect on January 1, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 1525 authored by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The new law, known as the “Student-Athlete Bill of Rights”, will require universities located in California that generate on average more than $10 million a year in media revenues to provide specific protections […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Padilla’s English Learner Reform Bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A pair of English Learner reform bills authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) have been signed by Governor Brown. SB 1108 would reform the English Learners reclassification system by identifying and implementing uniform statewide best practices. SB 754 would require school districts to post online the Economic Impact Aid they […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update – Signs bills to improve education in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills to improve education in California: AB 644 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Schools: average daily attendance: online instruction. AB 1723 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – Postsecondary educational institutions: meetings: live video and […]

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Padilla’s California ‘Student-Athlete Bill of Rights’ Clears Important Hurdle – Requires Universities to Help Injured Student-Athletes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Assembly Appropriations Committee today approved Senate Bill 1525 authored by California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The legislation known as the “Student-Athlete Bill of Rights” would require universities located in California that generate on average more than $10 million …

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Free Monthly Workshops for Would-Be Urban Farmers, Covering Everything from The Ground Up, Come to Orange County

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Would-be urban farmers can learn to grow your own fresh produce, no matter what your skill level or how much space you have available, with help from the City of Irvine, the Orange County Great Park and UCCE Master Gardeners and Food Preservers. Gardening for Adults: Growing Edibles is a […]

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Calif. environmental non-profit Grades of Green VERTE Event to recognize Environmental Heroes, raise funds to expand program that inspires students

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Environmental education nonprofit Grades of Green has announced its annual awards and green fundraising evening, VERTE, will be held at the LEED Gold-certified Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, Calif. on April 27 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The evening will feature singer/songwriter, Gregory Alan Isakov, sharing […]

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Senate Education Committee Approves Padilla Bill to Protect California School Children

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Calif. Senate Education Committee today approved SB 1530 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill expedites and elevates the dismissal process for teachers and other certificated employees whose misconduct is serious and egregious. SB 1530 won the unanimous support of the committee. The bill now moves to the […]

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced today that he has been named Chair of the newly created Senate Select Committee on English Learners. The committee will focus its efforts on how to improve the academic success of California's 1.5 million English Learner students.

California Senate Established New Select Committee on English Learners – Senator Alex Padilla Named Chair

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced today that he has been named Chair of the newly created Senate Select Committee on English Learners. The committee will focus its efforts on how to improve the academic success of California’s 1.5 million English Learner students.

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USC School of Cinematic Arts Announce Films for 2012 American Film Showcase

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) announced today the 29 films selected for the American Film Showcase, an international cultural diplomacy initiative that brings people together worldwide through film.

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