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February 2020

February 7, 2020

News and notes related to San José Unified and education policy

Coronavirus: San Jose Unified School District monitoring for virus symptoms, (ABC7 News, Feb. 56, 2020) Across the Bay Area, colleges and local schools are issuing the latest advisories from the CDC and county health officials about the novel coronavirus. The South Bay’s largest school district, San Jose Unified, is in a…

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December 2019

December 19, 2019

News and notes related to San José Unified and education policy

Leland’s Jenna Flynn named CCS Water Polo Player of the Year, (Almaden Times, Dec. 13-26, 2019) 2019 All-Central Coast Section (CCS) Girls Water Polo coaches have voted at this year’s End-Of-Season meeting and Jenna Flynn, a sophomore at Leland High School, has been named Player of the Year.

Leland Hosts 11th Annual…

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November 2019

November 27, 2019

News and notes related to San José Unified and education policy

Lowell Mural

Many thanks to Assembly Member Ash Kalra and his team in their fundraising effort to repaint a mural at Lowell Elementary School. The original mural, featuring a colorful image of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, was part of an annual neighborhood improvement and beautification project organized by Assembly Member Kalra.…

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October 2019

October 11, 2019

News and notes related to San José Unified and education policy

Governor Signs Bill to Push Back School Start Times, (NBC Bay Area, Oct. 14, 2019) California Gov. Gavin Newsom ended the Legislative session on Sunday by rejecting expansions of full-day kindergarten programs and paid family leave for teachers while signing a new law that bans high schools from starting the day…

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September 2019

September 27, 2019

News and notes related to San José Unified and education policy

San Jose high school opens wellness center to help students cope with stress, anxiety (FOX2KTVU, Sept. 25, 2019) Some Silicon Valley high school students have a new space to learn how to cope with daily stress. Pioneer High School in South San Jose last month opened what they organizers call a…

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August 2019

August 31, 2019

News and notes related to San José Unified and education policy

San Jose Looks To Fill Shortage Of Special Education Teachers By Paying Tuition, (KPIX5/CBS and KBCW 44Cable12 , Aug. 5, 2019) Facing a shortage of special education teachers, San Jose Unified School District has created a first of its kind program to fill the need. “The cost of living has increased…

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July 2019

July 31, 2019

News and notes related to San José Unified and education policy

The Fab Forty, No. 40: Leland QB can do more than throw, (The Mercury News, July 23, 2019) Leland quarterback Carson Yates is 6-foot-4 and weighs 200 pounds. In his junior season last fall, Yates threw for 1,437 yards and 12 touchdowns. But he also rushed for a team-high 1,000 yards…

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June 2019

June 30, 2019

News and notes related to San José Unified and education policy

‘No Kid Hungry’ works to give students needed summer support, (The Mercury News, June 21, 2019) Throughout the school year, many students depend on free lunch to eat every day. But when summer comes around and school is out, those same students have few options. But thanks to organizations like No Kid…

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