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2013-11-04 12:22:23

School Leaders will Gather in Pasadena November 6-7 PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Kevin de León, who fought to help California schools reduce their energy bills through Prop 39 funds, will be the keynote speaker at the November 6 opening session of the 2013 Green California Schools Summit. The Summit, which will take place at the Pasadena Convention Center from November 6-7, is the state's largest annual gathering focused on green programs in...

2013-08-05 16:21:49

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chabot Space & Science Center is conducting intensive teacher development workshops August 5(th)-9(th) to bring Bay Area teachers up to speed on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Twenty-six states worked together on the development of the NGSS standards, which are internationally benchmarked for K-12 science education. In June, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson recommended that...

2012-09-24 10:22:47

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On September 27-28, green leaders and innovators from California's schools and community colleges will meet at the sixth annual Pasadena Convention Center for the 2012 Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summits. The two-day event will include an Expo featuring hundreds of green products and services, a complete education program with breakout sessions led by experts and innovators in facilities, energy, curriculum and...

2012-07-30 10:25:45

State Schools Chief to be Among Attendees 3-Day Event That Will Present Updates & Trends on Critical Issues Impacting K-12 Schools and Their Communities LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 3rd Annual Safe Schools Conference -- a special 3-day event for K-12 administrators, teachers, counselors and others, including parents, campus police and law enforcement agencies, to provide updates and trends on a variety of safe schools issues: alcohol and substance abuse,...

2012-03-30 02:21:35

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the South San Francisco Unified School District and Chevron Energy Solutions activated the largest K-12 solar and energy efficiency program in San Mateo County. The project has provided nearly 100 local green jobs and is expected to reduce the district's utility costs by $20 million over the next 25 years. The project is anchored by solar panel arrays at 15 elementary, middle, and high school sites throughout the district. In...

2012-02-21 10:30:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Department of Education will present the State of Education in Orange County on Thurs., Feb. 23, 2012, with the theme of "Rethink. Restructure. Rebound." The event will take place at 7:30 a.m. at the department offices, 200 Kalmus Drive, Bldg. D, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Emceed by Lucy Dunn, President and CEO of the Orange County Business Council, the event is designed to increase awareness about how education affects the...

2011-05-03 16:58:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Doubletree Airport Hotel in San Jose was abuzz this weekend as some 1,000 elementary, middle and high school students converged for the National History Day - California State Finals competition. Judges for the competition ranged from student teachers to university professors and museum curators. Students presented an impressive array of papers, performances, websites, documentaries and exhibits around the 2011 National History Day...

2009-01-09 20:10:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is "a moment in history" in the battle against Lung Cancer -- the Number One Cancer Killer, thanks to California Assembly Member Tom Torlakson (D-11th District). His compassion and tireless efforts working with our Foundation, doctors, patients and researchers to get legislation fighting this killer cancer, became reality with the introduction of Assembly Bill (AB 89) in the California legislature, today. (Photo:...

2009-01-08 16:22:00

California Assembly Member Tom Torlakson Introduces AB 89 SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance-California (LCA-CA), hailed California Assembly Member Tom Torlakson (D-11th District) for his continued leadership in introducing legislation providing funding for lung cancer research. For the third consecutive year, legislation that would fund lung cancer research is being considered in the California Legislature. (Logo:...

2008-10-11 21:00:23

By Theresa Harrington CONCORD -- A contentious school board election is brewing in the Mt. Diablo district, where a longtime trustee and the teacher's union are working to defeat another incumbent amid months of controversy over management. The school board has cut $14 million from the district's budget in the past year and is likely to slash millions more in coming months. It is also facing an expired teacher's contract that could lead to a strike, if it goes unresolved much longer. On...