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November 2019

November 8, 2019

News and notes related to San José Unified and education policy

Bay Area sophomore sensation one of nation’s best, (The Mercury News, Nov. 2, 2019) Northern California high school water polo fans have a chance to see a possible future star in the sport for two more years. This season at Leland High School, sophomore Jenna Flynn has racked up a jaw-dropping…

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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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