After visiting Nestlé headquarters in Switzerland at the request of UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi, university officials envisioned a campus control center with large video screens displaying tweets and social media likes and comments about UC Davis that would monitor the school’s online reputation, according to a report provided to The Sacramento Bee on Thursday.
Trustees of the Sacramento City Unified School District have voted unanimously to place a $75 parcel tax on the Nov. 8 ballot to raise up to $7 million a year for counseling, tutoring and other support services for students who are struggling and in danger of dropping out.
Opposed by both the state’s powerful teachers unions and the education overhaul groups they are frequently at odds with – a sight so unusual it was noted by committee members – a bill to change how California schools retain and fire teachers fell short in its first legislative vote Wednesday.
With the support of liberal Democrats who tend to oppose tougher crime laws, a California Senate panel moved Tuesday to fortify California’s sexual assault penalties in response to the nationally watched case of a former Stanford swimmer who received a sentence criticized by many as too lenient.
In the wake of a scathing state audit released in March, the University of California mounted a $158,000 publicity campaign to dispute claims that its admissions policies had disadvantaged resident students.
More than half the California delegation is pressuring the California Department of Education state superintendent of public instruction to use federal grant money to collect additional data on Asian-American and Pacific Islander students. But the department doesn’t want to comply with the request. That is something that Rep. Judy Chu, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus chairwoman, is not willing to accept.
Even before controversy erupted earlier this year over new state laws limiting trangender rights, many schools across the country had taken proactive steps to make the school environment safer and more welcoming to transgender students.
High school students on Friday attended the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office Criminal Justice Shadow Day event. The youth program is in its second year and gives high school students throughout the county a behind-the-scenes look at careers within the criminal justice system.