Education

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California universities vow to defy Trump on immigration

Leaders at the University of California and California State University have said they will not cooperate with federal immigration authorities who may seek to deport undocumented students at their campuses.

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It’s called Bird Song, but it’s not about flying animals

The tradition of Bird Song uses music and dance to tell the story of Cahuilla Creation – the beginning of life – for the Cahuilla Indians, an indigenous tribe of the Southern California desert. Today, many native people grow up speaking English or Spanish, so few know the original Cahuilla language. A small class on the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian reservation is working to bring Bird Song to new generations.

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Michelle Rhee says she won’t pursue Trump education secretary job

Squashing speculation that she could become America’s top schools official, Sacramento first lady Michelle Rhee said on Tuesday she has no interest in being President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of education. In a statement posted to Twitter, Rhee said “I am not pursuing a position with the Administration.” The disavowal came just days after Rhee, a strong backer of charter schools, joined the procession of potential appointees meeting with Trump in New Jersey.

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Teachers union frets about rise of education change advocates: ‘It will have an impact’

When the new California Legislature is sworn in on Dec. 5, 2016, its Democratic majority will contain more lawmakers than ever who owe their elections at least in part to support from charter schools and EdVoice, a nonprofit that’s sought changes to teacher tenure and other rules. No contest better embodied the trend than the Assembly race between Tim Grayson and Mae Cendaña Torlakson, wife of state schools chief Tom Torlakson.

Videos

Professor uses art to get elementary school students excited about becoming teachers

American River College professor Rodney Mott visits Del Paso Heights to excite students about art and teaching.
Diana Lambert The Sacramento Bee
Professor uses art to get elementary school students excited about becoming teachers 1:11

Professor uses art to get elementary school students excited about becoming teachers

Is it right for a high school teacher to talk politics? 0:55

Is it right for a high school teacher to talk politics?

Sacramento State professors have impromptu faceoff over criminal justice ideas 2:35

Sacramento State professors have impromptu faceoff over criminal justice ideas

Sac State President Robert Nelsen makes good on football bet with Fresno State chief 2:52

Sac State President Robert Nelsen makes good on football bet with Fresno State chief