City council votes to require school safe rooms

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Safe rooms would be required in new school buildings under a measure approved by the Oklahoma City Council, overriding a recommendation by a building code commission that wanted such decisions left up to school boards.

New Federal Rules Limit Marketing Of Junk Food At Schools

Associated Press

Washington -- Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama administration.

California community colleges could offer bachelor's degrees

Nanette Asimov

Tamara Martin, a nursing student at College of San Mateo, desperately wants a bachelor's degree in her field, so she applied to Cal State East Bay because it had 60 open spots and would surely have room. But 199 people had the same idea.

As demand for bachelor's degrees grows in health professions, information technology and law enforcement, also growing is pressure on California lawmakers to let community colleges offer bachelor's degrees in high-need areas. One bill introduced in January could have students enrolling in such programs by fall 2015 if approved.

Obama secures $750 million for classroom Wi-Fi

Associated Press

Adelphi, Md. --

Claiming progress in his goal to put the world at the fingertips of every American student, President Obama on Tuesday announced $750 million in commitments from U.S. companies to begin wiring more classrooms with high-speed Internet.

Bay Area Education Leaders Support the School Success and Opportunity Act

Marin County Board of Education and Berkeley Unified School District Pass Resolutions Supporting the Implementation of the School Success and Opportunity Act (AB 1266)

SAN FRANCISCO - December 16 - Local school boards and communities this week continued their progress towards implementing the School Success and Opportunity Act, which Governor Brown signed earlier this year. The new law restates existing anti-discrimination law to ensure that all students, including transgender students, have the opportunity to fully participate and succeed in schools.