“Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis

“Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis

San Francisco, CA…Researchers at UC San Francisco have successfully developed a “speech neuroprosthesis” that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences, translating signals from his brain to the vocal tract directly into words that appear as text on a screen. Jessie Liu, BS, David Moses, PhD, and Sean Metzger, MS. The achievement, which […]

California Educators Kick Off May With Celebrations Honoring Teachers, Education Support Professionals, and School Nurses

California Educators Kick Off May With Celebrations Honoring Teachers, Education Support Professionals, and School Nurses

Burlingame, CA…The California Teachers Association (CTA) is proud to kick off May with a monthlong celebration honoring teachers, education support professionals (ESPs), and school nurses. This week, CTA starts off with National Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day (May 4), to honor all educators who have gone above and beyond the call of duty […]

California’s Largest Teachers Union Wins Subsidized Child Care Ahead of Reopening

California’s Largest Teachers Union Wins Subsidized Child Care Ahead of Reopening

Los Angeles, CA…The United Teachers of Los Angeles, California’s largest teachers union, raised eyebrows last summer when it released a report detailing its demanded conditions for a safe reopening of schools. This document went far beyond requesting social distancing plans and personal protective equipment to an agenda that included passing Medicare for All at the federal […]

Governor Newsom and State Superintendent Thurmond on Deployment of Up to 3 Million Free Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Tests to Help High-Needs Schools Safely Reopen Classrooms

Governor Newsom and State Superintendent Thurmond on Deployment of Up to 3 Million Free Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Tests to Help High-Needs Schools Safely Reopen Classrooms

Sacramento, CA… Governor Gavin Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced last Thursday of a partnership between the California COVID-19 Testing Task Force and the California Department of Education to deploy up to 3 million rapid COVID-19 antigen tests at no cost to support the safe return to in-person learning for staff […]

Governor Newsom Signs $6.6 Billion Package to Return Kids to the Classroom and Bolster Student Supports

Governor Newsom Signs $6.6 Billion Package to Return Kids to the Classroom and Bolster Student Supports

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today signed a $6.6 billion package to accelerate the safe return to in-person instruction across California and empower schools to immediately expand academic, mental health and social-emotional supports, including over the summer. The package was passed by the Legislature with overwhelming, bipartisan support after it was announced earlier this week. Governor Newsom […]

Governor Newsom Unveils California’s Safe Schools for All Plan

Governor Newsom Unveils California’s Safe Schools for All Plan

Sacramento, CA… Governor Gavin Newsom today released the State Safe Schools for All plan, California’s framework to support schools to continue operating safely in-person and to expand the number of schools safely resuming in-person instruction. Informed by growing evidence of the decreased risks and increased benefits of in-person instruction  especially for our youngest students – […]

Amidst Widespread Risk Level, Amador Educators Fighting for School Safety

Amidst Widespread Risk Level, Amador Educators Fighting for School Safety

Amador County, CA… Scott Hunkins, President of the Amador County Teachers Association (ACTA), with the support of the classified unit led by Theresa Cramer, released the following statement on behalf of ACTA educators after hearing the Amador County Health Officer, Dr. Kerr, inform the Amador County Board of Supervisors that case rates are becoming more […]

Teachers Union Says Legislative Funding Proposal Takes a Pass on Opportunity to Right Decades of Wrongs, Ongoing Racial, Health and Economic Injustice

Teachers Union Says Legislative Funding Proposal Takes a Pass on Opportunity to Right Decades of Wrongs, Ongoing Racial, Health and Economic Injustice

Sacramento, CA…The California Teachers Association reinforces its call for much-needed increased funding for schools and communities by eliminating corporate tax credits and adopting tax hikes on California’s wealthiest billionaires and millionaires. The COVID-19 pandemic crisis is deepening the impact of racial, health and economic injustices in every corner of the state. CTA calls on lawmakers […]

President Trump at 2020 United States Military Academy at West Point Graduation

President Trump at 2020 United States Military Academy at West Point Graduation

West Point, NY…Thank you, General, and hello cadets. On behalf of our entire nation, let me say congratulations to the incredible West Point Class of 2020. Congratulations. Everyone have a good time, enjoy yourselves, because we are here to celebrate your achievements, and great achievements they are. Let us also recognize your remarkable Superintendent, General […]

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