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California school districts visit Chico State for Education Hiring Fair

Jim Hanlon, Assistant Superintendent at Chico Unified School District, talks to students interested in finding a teaching job at the Education Hiring Fair in the Bell Memorial Union. Photo credit: Trenton Taylor
March 11, 2019

Chico State's Career Center hosted roughly 100 school districts across California for the Education Hiring Fair Saturday morning. Students currently in Chico State's credential program, along with those...

Arming teachers won’t stop mass shootings

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz
March 3, 2018

In the wake of another mass shooting, politicians are conflicted on what policies to pass. They are committed to organizations but they also have voters pulling them another in another direction. At a...

Association for science teachers offers students opportunities

Photo credit: Sean Martens
January 30, 2018

The National Science Teachers Association had its first meeting of the spring semester Monday.Mark Newton, Facility Advisor for the NSTA, led the meeting. Professors and students were welcome to join and...

Trump cuts education budget, limiting student choices

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez
January 29, 2018

Deep cuts to education funding may affect schools throughout the country. The Trump administration will allocate $1.4 billion to expand vouchers in public and private schools. According to The Atlantic,...

Students should grade teachers

Photo credit: David Molina
September 13, 2016

When it comes to school, the force that drives most people to do well and give a strong effort is the final letter grade. Making sure that you are learning something from a class is more important, but...

Stop ignoring low-income neighborhoods

Photo credit: Helen Suh
April 19, 2016

The rich keep on getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. It is unfair for schools and neighborhoods in nice areas to get all the funding while low-income areas get nothing. I had this debate with...

The best and worst homework excuses at Chico State

John Grant talks about students' excuses.
April 6, 2015

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Teaching shouldn’t be a backup career plan

Illustration by Darian Maroney
February 2, 2015

Let’s face it. Some people really should not be teachers.Unfortunately, it’s all too common to have teachers that really don't want to be in class — teachers that would rather be doing...

Take time to talk with teachers

Take time to talk with teachers
September 22, 2014

Most teachers note at the beginning of the semester that students are welcome to visit with them whenever they want. At the beginning of the semester, this isn't usually on a high-priority list...

Professor to lead arts education program

December 18, 2013

A Chico State professor has been appointed to lead a program that connects school teachers in northern California with educational materials and training. Teresa Cotner, an associate art and art...

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