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(AP)

San Francisco School Year Begins With Focus On Truancy, Absenteeism

Officials remain committed to a successful initiative to fight truancy and absenteeism in the city.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/12/2011

(CBS)

California Dropout Rate Reaches Nearly 20 Percent

The numbers are even worse in Oakland, where 37 percent of students were found to have dropped out before graduating.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/12/2011

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Opponents Of California Gay History Law Seek Referendum

California’s secretary of state on Tuesday cleared a group to begin collecting signatures for a ballot referendum to overturn a first-in-the-nation law requiring public schools to teach the contributions of gays and lesbians in social studies lessons.

CBS San Francisco–07/26/2011

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Gov. Brown Signs Landmark Gay History Law

Governor Jerry Brown has signed a landmark bill adding lessons about gay history to social studies classes in California’s public schools.

CBS San Francisco–07/14/2011

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California Among Nine States Vying For Education Funding

California will once again be looking to get a piece of the $500 million before offered in the latest “Race to the Top” federal program.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/25/2011

(CBS)

Audit Critical Of State Agency That Investigates Teacher Misconduct

Independent state auditor Elaine Howell told the Sacramento Bee the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is one of the “worst-run” state agencies in California.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/22/2011

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San Francisco Mails Out School Assignments For Next School Year

A new formula to make it easier for students to attend a public school close to home turned out to be less popular than school district officials anticipated.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/18/2011

(AP)

Report Sounds Alarm About State’s Teacher Pool

A new report has suggested that California’s budget cuts have taken a severe toll on California’s teachers. Further complicating matters, an upcoming wave of retirements could leave the state short of qualified educators.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/14/2010

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Placement Restructuring In San Francisco Schools Imminent

The proposed program was expected to be approved, though few if any believed that would quell the controversy and uproar that has surrounded the issue.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/28/2010

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