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Zuckerberg, Wife Gift $120M To Calif. Schools

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to the San Francisco Bay Area’s public school system.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/29/2014

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California Senator Wants To Dump English-Only Law

Ricardo Lara on Thursday proposed putting a measure on the November 2016 ballot giving voters the chance to overturn Proposition 227.

02/20/2014

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Brown Signs Bill Ending Current Standardized Tests

A 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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/02/2013

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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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/16/2013

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Tickets On Sale For Calif.’s POWERBALL Lottery

Tickets for the POWERBALL lottery went on sale for the first time ever at 6 a.m. Monday in California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/08/2013

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LAUSD Teams Up With Other Districts To Serve Cheaper, Healthier Lunches

The 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.

CBS Los Angeles–03/20/2013

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Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In 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.

09/26/2012

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Eddie Van Halen Donates 75 Electric Guitars To LA Public Schools

Guitars 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.

01/12/2012

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Landmark Gay History Bill Goes To Gov. Brown For Signature

California lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would make the state the first requiring public schools to include the contributions of gays and lesbians in their social studies curriculum.

07/05/2011

Calif. Debates Taxing The Wealthy To Save Schools

Taxing the rich more to benefit others isn’t a new idea, but it has emerged in recent weeks as a potential solution as California tries to salvage its public education system from deep budget cuts.

05/14/2011

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ACLU Lawsuit Alleges Schools Charging Illegal Fees

A lawsuit announced Friday by the American Civil Liberties Union says at least 32 school districts statewide are charging for textbooks, uniforms and extracurricular activities.

09/10/2010

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