Say goodbye to those old "Scan-tron" bubble tests. California's new standardized school testing program is officially under way. As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, the tests are on computers now... and the questions are open-ended.
More than 700 teachers, business owners, and lawmakers from across California met at the state Capitol recently, with the goal of trying to increase the number of science, technology, engineering, and math -- or STEM -- classes offered in the state. Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt reports.
Hoping to get more school kids to drink fewer sugary drinks and more water, a grant from the California Endowment will help install drinking fountains and water purification systems in many Central California schools. Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt reports.
ByMatt Guilhem & California News Service•Feb 2, 2015
The California Department of Public Health last week announced plans for a public education campaign against e-cigarettes. Poison control centers fielded more than double the calls in 2014 than in 2013 about exposure to e-cigarettes and the nicotine liquids loaded into the devices. KVCR's Matt Guilhem has this story from California News Service on the proposed controls for the practice of "vaping."