San Jose conference held to boost Latino college graduation

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SAN JOSE -- Joining hundreds of other Latinos, Robert and Robyn Rodriguez hustled through San Jose State's sprawling campus early Saturday morning with their 10-year-old son, Ceasar, so they could find a seat at a conference intended to boost Latino college attendance and graduation rates.

First Trans Tech Bus All-Electric SST-e In Use At California School District


Kings Canyon Unified School District located in California's San Joaquin Valley received its first SST-e model last month, and expects three more soon. School officials estimate that each all-electric school bus will save more than $10,000 a year in fuel and maintenance costs.

College Professors Should Be More Involved In K-12 Education

No school is an island; each school, each sector of education, is connected to the others. Influences will flow between them. It's reasonable to think a nation's educational institutions will rise and fall together.

College professors may hope they can retreat to an ivory tower, untouched by the mediocrity in our public schools. Some professors may believe they are an intellectual aristocracy, and as such cannot be contaminated by the rabble below.

School crossing guard program takes step toward safer streets

San Francisco officials are hoping to make city streets safer with a variety of new policies, including a school crossing guard program at Commodore Sloat Elementary School in the Balboa Terrace neighborhood.

Book giveaway encourages reading among underprivileged kids


Peter Fimrite

There is nothing more valuable to Aly Mouhamad than the books he and his wife, Jaynap, were hauling to their car Saturday morning in San Francisco's Mission District.