Education

The entrance to Vallejo High School (CBS)

Troubled Vallejo High School Under Close Watch By Accreditation Commission

ullying, student safety, and poor academic achievement are issues confronting Vallejo High School as a regional accrediting association said it’s keeping close watch after issuing a negative report about the school.

10/15/2014

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates. (CBS)

Berkeley’s Pathways Program Includes Guarantees Of Higher Education For Students With C Averages

The City of Berkeley and Berkeley City College are joining forces as part of an ongoing effort to insure students have a pathway to college.

10/14/2014

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The People Who Took Us To The Moon

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy’s dream.

10/13/2014

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Smart Mouse: Using Your Grip As Your Computer Password

The “Biometric Pressure Grip” is a sensor that measures how hard and how tightly someone holds a mouse, then uses that information as part of a multi-step login process.

10/13/2014

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Is Competency-Based Learning The Future Of Education?

The traditional approach to formal education ties students to classrooms. Competency-based education programs grant credentials based on what a student knows.

10/13/2014

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A Redesigned SAT Will Debut In Spring 2016

The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced earlier this year they are giving the exam a major overhaul and cite eight specific changes.

10/13/2014

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Who Is Eligible For Student Loan Forgiveness?

The federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) is an incentive for these graduates to consider taking jobs in public service areas.

10/06/2014

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New Technology Making Its Way Into The Classroom

In the past, teachers gave lessons using chalkboards, filmstrips and overhead projectors — methods that had limited interactivity. Teachers now have multiple ways of presenting content. Students can now demonstrate their learning in ways other than pencil-and-paper tests.

10/06/2014

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CEO Advises San Francisco Job Seekers To Consider A Tech Startup

Torsten Kolind, CEO and co-founder of San Francisco-based YouNoodle says, “In big tech, you’re a cog in the machine, in a startup, you build the machine.”

10/06/2014

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Pursuing Your Passion Will Lead To Success, According To San Francisco PR Director

Stephen Schmitz, says the opportunities in public relations are endless, and advises prospective job seekers in this field to “find what interests them and look for a job that puts that passion to use.”

10/06/2014

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