school teacherGov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that places a $15 billion school facilities bond on California’s March 2020 ballot, setting himself apart from his predecessor who labeled the November 2016 school bond “a blunderbuss effort.”

Story by Ben Adler.

(Photo: FILE - In this June 12, 2013 file photo second-grade teacher Vickie Boudouris goes over an English worksheet with her students at the Cordova Villa Elementary School, in Rancho Cordova - Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo)

 

 

 

 

 

Homeless encampmentThe state of California is partnering with local governments from Sacramento to San Diego to make state-owned land available for affordable housing projects.

Story by Chris Nichols.

(Photo: Grendelkhan [CC BY-SA 4.0])

 

 

 

 

 

 

calbrightCalifornia's first tuition-free online community college launched this week. But not everyone's happy about the virtual campus.

Story by Steve Milne.

(Photo: Calbright College president Heather Hiles unveils the school's new logo. The target audience is adults seeking to improve job skills – Derek Gordon/CalBright)

 

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