Education

Pac-12 mascots deliver checks to San Jose schools
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Jennifer Hodges
December 05, 2019 - 1:56 pm
A total of 12 teachers at nine schools received a visit by mascots from the Pac-12 universities, who handed them a check for purchasing school supplies.
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, students walk on the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. Top leaders at the University of California say they support dropping the SAT and ACT exams from admission requirement. UC Berkeley Chancellor Christ, along with the UC system's chief academic officer, said Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, that research has convinced them that performance on the tests is so strongly influenced by family income, parents' education and race, that using them for admissions decision is unfair. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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November 23, 2019 - 1:07 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Top leaders at the University of California say they support dropping the SAT and ACT exams from admission requirement. UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ, along with the UC system’s chief academic officer, Provost Michael Brown, said Friday that research has convinced...
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Students say the Pledge of Allegiance as thousands gather at a candlelight vigil for several students killed in the Saugus High School shooting in Central Park, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. Detectives were searching for a motive for the killings carried out by Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow on Thursday, his 16th birthday. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP)
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November 17, 2019 - 11:40 pm
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of people held a candlelight vigil to remember two students shot and killed by a classmate at his Southern California high school as investigators try to determine what prompted the deadly attack that left three other teens wounded. The brother of one of the...
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Keith Menconi
November 13, 2019 - 3:33 pm
San Jose State University students in need of housing will now be able to stay in an Airbnb for free through a new pilot program.
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October 29, 2019 - 11:29 pm
Some California students and community groups are threatening to sue the University of California system unless it drops the SAT and ACT exams from admissions requirements Such tests favor wealthy, white students, the critics contend. In a letter issued Tuesday by lawyers, the Compton Unified...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice at the NCAA tournament college basketball in Pittsburgh. The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to clear the way for the amateur athletes to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
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October 29, 2019 - 7:06 pm
The NCAA took a major step Tuesday toward allowing college athletes to cash in on their fame, voting to permit them to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The nation's largest governing body for college sports and its member schools now must figure out how to allow athletes to...
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irefighters battle the Kincade Fire as it burns a barn on October 27, 2019 in Santa Rosa.
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October 28, 2019 - 5:48 am
Firefighters lost ground in their attempts to contain the raging Kincade Fire on Sunday as it grew to 54,298 acres in Sonoma County. The flames were 5% contained Sunday night, according to Cal Fire , down from 10% when the fire had destroyed 30,000 acres Sunday morning. Officials said that 94...
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Felicity Huffman and husband William Macy exit John Moakley U.S. Courthouse where Huffman received a 14 day sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal on September 13, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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October 16, 2019 - 12:09 pm
Actress Felicity Huffman is serving her 14-day sentence for taking part in a college admissions scandal at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin in the East Bay. Huffman reported to the low-security facility in Alameda County on Tuesday morning. Forbes added the prison to its list in 2009...
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Esther Duflo, left, and Abhijit Banerjee speak during a news conference at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Banerjee and Duflo, along with Harvard's Michael Kremer, were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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October 14, 2019 - 4:26 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty. The award went to MIT's Abhijit...
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