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UC regents again postpone vote on policy to restrict some faculty speech

Public speakers address UC leaders during a March UC regents meeting at UCLA. Credit: Julie Leopo / EdSource The University of California’s board of regents on Thursday again postponed a vote on a controversial policy to restrict faculty departments from making opinionated statements on the homepages of university websites. The regents could next consider the […]

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Why one California university leader thinks year-round operations will aid enrollment

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo campus. Credit: Ashley Bolter / EdSource Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo recently announced that it will become the first public university in the state to shift to year-round operations starting summer 2025. The change would give students the option of starting in the summer and taking their academic break during

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How school districts can better manage disagreement about difficult topics

Credit: Alison Yin/EdSource School districts nationwide are grappling with whether, how and when to teach about LGBTQ and race-related issues. Deep-seated divisions are playing out in school board meetings, local social media, and directly between parents and educators. We have been surveying American adults’ beliefs about the potentially contested topics elementary and high school children

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UC has $32 billion in assets targeted by pro-Palestinian protesters, but no plans to divest

Hundreds of San Diego State students protest in support of Palestinians on April 30, 2024. Credit: Jazlyn Dieguez / EdSource The University of California disclosed Tuesday that it has $32 billion invested in assets that pro-Palestinian protesters demand the university divest, including weapons manufacturers that sell to Israel. The university, however, has no plans to

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Legislature must tackle sex discrimination and harassment on college campuses

Yin Yang /iStock Addressing and preventing sex discrimination and sexual harassment on college campuses continues to be one of the most foundational challenges to improving campus climate at higher education institutions in our country. In the fall of 2021, as the Biden-Harris administration began its reexamination of Title IX, the federal regulation that prohibits discrimination

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Colleges and cannabis: What institutions can and cannot do | Quick Guide

Cannabis has been legal in the state of California since 2016. With California universities adopting cannabis courses that allow students to explore all facets of the developing industry, federal roadblocks that restrict what kinds of courses can be offered remain. What kinds of cannabis courses can California colleges offer? Since legalization, several of California’s public universities

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Mariachi program teaches history and culture as well as music

credit: Allie Palomera from SCCOE Zaida Ramos first learned the magic of mariachi from her father when she was a little girl. Now they make music together, running the bilingual music program for San Jose’s Alum Rock Union School District. Her father, Juan, is the maestro, the music director. She’s the program director. The father

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Newsom again pledges to spare cuts for TK-12 and community colleges, but not for CSU and UC

Gov. Gavin Newsom unveils his revised 2024-25 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento on May 10, 2024. Credit: AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli Despite a further deterioration in state revenues, Gov. Gavin Newsom again pledged Friday to protect ongoing funding and the large-scale initiatives for TK-12 schools that he has set in motion.

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College commencements face disruption from pro-Palestinian protests

Pro-Palestinian encampment encroaches on the stage and grass area where commencement is planned for Sunday at Pomona College. Credit: Michael Burke / EdSource At Pomona College in eastern Los Angeles County, commencement ceremonies are scheduled to take place this weekend on the college’s central Marston Quad, with events planned Friday through Sunday. But as of

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