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Is a Four-Year Degree Worth the Investment?

Is a Four-Year Degree Worth the Investment?

By May S. Ruiz The National Center for Education Statistics estimates that colleges and universities will award 1.9 million Bachelor’s degrees this month. And the graduation season is…

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Partnership to Strengthen Early Childhood Education

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Partnership to Strengthen Early Childhood Education

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that California will receive a grant and support to strengthen the quality of early childhood care and education. California will join…

Little Free Library Takes Us Back to a Kinder, Gentler America

Little Free Library Takes Us Back to a Kinder, Gentler America

    By May S. Ruiz Whoever pronounces no one reads books anymore – the kind that’s not on an electronic device – has probably not heard of…

May College Search Guide

May College Search Guide

By May S. Ruiz This is it – your children have reached the homestretch!  Freshmen…

The Importance of Tutoring for Accelerated Students

The Importance of Tutoring for Accelerated Students

  By Cliff Tyler It is a common misconception that accelerated students do not need…

Greg Kaplan Teaches Effective College Application Strategies

Greg Kaplan Teaches Effective College Application Strategies

  By May S. Ruiz Right about now, high school seniors across the United States…

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Free Drinking Water Lead Testing at California Public Schools

Free Drinking Water Lead Testing at California Public Schools

  State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that public schools can receive free testing for lead in drinking water under a new state program. The State Water…

February College Search Guide

February College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Freshman Your children are well into the second semester of 9th grade and are now fully engaged in the…

College to Career Transition: Where Schools Fall Short

College to Career Transition: Where Schools Fall Short

  By Horatiu Stefan College is an important milestone for students and parents alike. It is the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice, and a significant…

Goya Foods Offers Four $20,000 Culinary Arts & Food Science Scholarships to Students

Goya Foods Offers Four $20,000 Culinary Arts & Food Science Scholarships to Students

  Goya Foods, America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, will offer $20,000 Culinary Arts Scholarship granted annually to four students entering their freshman year of college…

Goya Foods Offers Four $20,000 Culinary Arts & Food Science Scholarships to Students

  Goya Foods, America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, will offer $20,000 Culinary Arts Scholarship granted annually to four students entering their freshman year of college to obtain their first undergraduate degree…

Highlights Next Generation Science Standards Introduced

  To better prepare students for college and careers State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today saluted the innovative science instruction taking place at Edna Brewer…

January College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Freshman Typically, the beginning of the year marks the halfway point in the school year. First semester grades…

State Schools Chief Urges “Safe Haven” Designation for 10,500 Public Schools

  State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released a letter encouraging all California public schools to be declared “safe havens” for students and their parents and…

Apply Now Through Feb. 1 for Edison International’s $1.2 Million Scholarship Program

    It pays to dream big and Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, through its $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program, is helping high school…

November College Search Guide

  The road to college By May S. Ruiz The onset of cooler temperatures and standard time also means students are well into their school routine. They…

CAASPP Results Show Significant Statewide Progress

  State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Wednesday that California students made significant progress in the second year of the California Assessment of Student Performance…

August College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s August – for some kids summer vacation is winding down, while for others it has ended.  If…

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