Archive for January 2012 - Page 5

    • Teacher with passion for running uses sport to elevate young girls

      A former teacher who left the classroom to pursue another of her passions - running - is now using both skill sets to make a difference in the lives of Sacramento-area middle school girls.

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    • Lawmakers working toward accord on pension reform

      Members of the legislative committee tasked with crafting a pension reform package appear to have emerging consensus" on many of Gov. Jerry Brown's proposals, said the assemblyman co-chairing the panel. But agreement on some of the plan's more controversial aspects - like greater employee contributions and raising the retirement age - will require further debate. "

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    • Brown budget preserves education funding—for now

      Gov. Jerry Brown released Thursday a reasonably good-news budget plan for K-12 education for the coming fiscal year, proposing to raise the Proposition 98 guarantee by $4.9 billion over last year to $52.5 billion in 2012-13.

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    • SBE set to reconsider its opposition to NCLB waiver

      UPDATED Jan. 9Gov. Jerry Brown's state board of education appears ready to take another look at seeking relief from key elements of the No Child Left Behind Act, after summarily rejecting a waiver n application offer in November from the Obama administration.

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