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Gov. Brown Signs Mascot Legislation Banning Redskins Name At Public SchoolsThe mascot legislation will prevent public schools from using a term that American Indians regard as offensive. It goes into effect in 2017.
California Legislature Passes Record $117.5B BudgetCalifornia lawmakers approved a $117.5 billion Democratic spending plan Monday that would send more money to public schools and establish a new tax credit for the working poor, as legislative leaders continue to negotiate a final deal with Gov. Jerry Brown.
Gov. Jerry Brown Poised To Increase Public School SpendingWith a growing $3 billion surplus, Democrats who control the Legislature will jockey to increase funding for child care, higher education and other social programs.
Spelling Bees Teach Public School Students More Than Just SpellingPositioned as showdowns, smack-downs or friendly competitions, spelling bees have a long and storied past in the United States.
Zuckerberg, Wife Gift $120M To Calif. SchoolsFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to the San Francisco Bay Area's public school system.
California Senator Wants To Dump English-Only LawRicardo Lara on Thursday proposed putting a measure on the November 2016 ballot giving voters the chance to overturn Proposition 227.
Brown Signs Bill Ending Current Standardized TestsA bill ending the standardized tests that California public school students have taken in reading, math and social science since 1999 received Gov. Jerry Brown's signature on Wednesday.
Republican Lawmaker Pulls Son From Class Over New Transgender Law A Republican state lawmaker says a new California law allowing transgender students to choose which restroom and locker room they use is part of the reason at least one of his sons will not return to his school.
Tickets On Sale For Calif.'s POWERBALL LotteryTickets for the POWERBALL lottery went on sale for the first time ever at 6 a.m. Monday in California.
LAUSD Teams Up With Other Districts To Serve Cheaper, Healthier LunchesThe Los Angeles Unified School District has teamed up with five other large school districts to save money and serve a higher quality menu to students.
Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are HungryIn recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.
Eddie Van Halen Donates 75 Electric Guitars To LA Public SchoolsGuitars played by legendary musicians usually end up on display at museums or auctioned off to the highest bidder. Rocker Eddie Van Halen instead decided to donate 75 of his own electric guitars to public schools.
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