Education

California Schools That Need Help Aren’t Getting It: Walters

In his Jan. 21 CALmatters column, Dan Walters zeroes in on a troubling statistic uncovered via the dogged effort of his colleague Jessica Calefati, who covers education. Writing about the state's stumbling attempts to close the achievement and educational a...

Community Colleges Need More Programs: Walters

In today’s CALmatters column, Dan Walters touches on one of his favorite topics: The need for expanded services at community colleges. To introduce his point, Walters reminds us of his motivation in pushing ...

Editorial: Accurate Sex Education Is a Must for Valley to Thrive

There are people in the San Joaquin Valley — even some teachers and school board trustees — who believe that public schools should not provide sex education or do as little as possible. They will conjure up whatever excuse they can to avoid teaching "the fa...

California Runs Short of College Graduates: Walters

There are two gaping holes in California's college graduate pipeline, writes CALmatters political columnist Dan Walters in his Dec. 13 column. The first one involves the state's K-12 public schools system. I...

CTE Charter School Groundbreaking is Truly ‘Seismic’

Opinion  By Bill McEwen Mike Betts has pretty much seen it all when it comes to Fresno and to business. He is chairman of the board and CEO of Betts Spring Manufacturing, which has been around for a while -- 149 years to be exact. When he speaks, ...

Why Four-Year Degrees Aren’t Coming to Fresno City College

A pilot program in California allows 15 community colleges to offer four-year degrees. Fresno City College is not on that list, and it won't be for the time being. That's because a plan outlined in Senate Bill 769 to double the program to 30 schools was wat...
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