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  1. Man grateful for free manufacturing training

    03.24 / 10:04 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Lindsey, a line operator in his fifth year at Primex Plastics in Richmond, participated in the Manufacturing Matters program. Local men and women can now sign up for five weeks of training for advanced manufacturing opportunities. The training is free to qualified applicants, thanks to support from partners including local employers, Ivy Tech Community College and WorkOne. The registration deadline has been extended to March 31 for Manufacturing Matters' production associate…
  2. Senate passes $43 billion state budget proposal

    03.24 / 07:51 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    House Democrats are set to release and pass their own budget proposal next week, and then both sides will begin the work of negotiating a final compromise that must satisfy a state Supreme Court mandate on education…
  3. Attorney general seeks to intervene in records lawsuit

    03.24 / 06:47 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Beshear said in a statement on Thursday that he filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Western Kentucky University against its student newspaper, the College Heights Herald, and the Kentucky Kernel, the student newspaper at the University of Kentucky. At issue is the university's refusal to turn over records related to investigations into allegations of sexual…
  4. Ohio school-funding suit leaves mark after 20 years

    03.24 / 05:42 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Justices ruled 4-3 that Ohio's funding method failed to provide for the "thorough and efficient" system of public schools required by Ohio's…
  5. Deliberations to resume in Penn State ex-president's trial

    03.24 / 04:38 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    (AP) — Jurors in former Penn State president Graham Spanier's child endangerment case are preparing to resume their discussions after failing to reach a verdict over six hours. The panel of seven women and five men are scheduled to restart their closed-door talks Friday morning at a courthouse in Harrisburg, P…
  6. UC Berkeley worker says professor sexually assaulted, then fired her

    03.24 / 00:17 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    A former UC Berkeley employee claims in a lawsuit that a prominent philosophy professor groped and sexually harassed her last year before firing her when she complained. Joanna Ong, a 2014 graduate of UC Berkeley, was hired in July to work as a research assistant to John Searle, 84, and as a consultant at UC Berkeley’s John Searle Center for Social Ontology, according to the complaint, which says Ong had taken a class with Searle and had developed an interest in philosophy. According to t…
  7. Georgetown fires John Thompson III after another losing year

    03.23 / 23:01 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thompson III was fired as Georgetown's basketball coach Thursday after two consecutive losing seasons at the school his father led to a national championship. The search for a replacement will be led by former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, vice chair of Georgetown's board of directors, and athletic director Lee Reed. Thompson's record was 278-151 at Georgetown, with eight trips to the NCAA Tournament. Since that lone Final Four appearance a decade ago, the H…
  8. New Mexico AG praises court ruling on special education

    03.23 / 23:01 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    The ruling issued this week requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. The New Mexico Democrat said Thursday the ruling reverses what had been the law in New Mexico and that educational plans for students with disabilities must be designed so that students can make…
  9. Minnesota Republicans seek to cut early education program

    03.23 / 23:01 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    (AP) — Minnesota House Republicans took a defiant stance against Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday with a proposal to eliminate his flagship early childhood education program, close an arts school and remove multiple automatic budget increases for school programs. [...] as House Republicans rolled out their budget proposals this week, cuts to the early education program and the Perpich Center for Arts Education have shown that lawmakers are preparing for a larger fight over budget n…
  10. Canada's largest school board stops booking new US travel

    03.23 / 23:01 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's largest school board will no longer book any trips to the U.S. because of fears students might have trouble at the border due to travel restrictions enacted by President Donald Trump. The Toronto District School board said that for now, it will move forward with the 25 U.S. trips involving about 900 students that have already been approved, but said the entire group will turn back if any students with appropriate documentation are turned away. Judges in the U.S. h…
  11. New dollars big issue as Kansas educators knock funding plan

    03.23 / 21:54 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    A special state House committee opened hearings Thursday on a bill that would create a new per-student formula for distributing aid to its 286 school districts. Republican legislators scrapped a per-student formula in 2015 in favor of stable "block grants" for…
  12. Braves, warriors, chieftains: Oregon takes on tribal mascots

    03.23 / 21:54 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    School districts in the state with tribal mascots must do away with them by July 1 or risk punishment that could include the withholding of state funds. [...] the state will make exceptions for districts that get the approval of one of Oregon's nine tribes — and the Banks School District is one of more than a half-dozen tiny districts trying to take advantage of that loophole. In exchange, it would give up the "Indian head" image — a Native American man with a partially shaved head, face …
  13. Boston Latin School names first minority to headmaster post

    03.23 / 19:44 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    BOSTON (AP) — A former student and teacher at Boston Latin School has been named its new headmaster — the first person of color to lead the prominent high school. In 2016, two students posted a YouTube video describing racial incidents at the sch…