In his first public comments on the controversial Vergara v. California ruling that struck down teacher tenure laws in June, Governor Jerry Brown said only that attorney general Kamala Harris had on Monday filed a request for additional information from the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

The library will provide between 50 and 75 scholarships to qualified adults who intend to earn a high school diploma and advance their careers.
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Davis Senior High students -- by a wide margin -- outperformed their peers at every other Sacramento-area high school on the SAT during the 2012-2013 school year, according to new figures from the California Department of Education.
Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools — their health may also benefit, a study suggests.
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In the shadows of Grant Union High School, The 3 B’s barbershop hosts Little League sign-ups, fundraising carwashes and community association meetings. These days, the red stucco shop is where people come to talk about tuberculosis.
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Each year, flocks of fourth-grade students from throughout California visit landmarks of the Gold Rush, but last week it was the teachers’ turn to take a field trip.
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José L. Banda, the newly appointed Sacramento City Unified School District superintendent, said Friday he will work to ensure that the district becomes more competitive in the face of falling enrollment, with an eye toward reversing the trend. Banda also said he will put special emphasis on equality for minority and disadvantaged students
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Sacramento City Unified trustees, as expected, voted Thursday night to name José L. Banda as the district’s new superintendent, concluding a search that began about seven months ago when Superintendent Jonathan Raymond departed.

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