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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

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 who already have a credential, sought out their future careers within the education industry.The fair was ...

Arming teachers won’t stop mass shootings

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Nicte Hernandez

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 recent press conference, President Trump said that he feels teachers should be armed and that we need ...

Association for science teachers offers students opportunities

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Danielle Cortes

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 discuss important upcoming deadlines for scholarships.Dr.Todd Greene of the Center for Water and th...

Trump cuts education budget, limiting student choices

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Karen Limones

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, about $250 million will be allocated to a private school-choice program while $168 million is set aside fo...

Students should grade teachers

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Jeff Guzman and 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 the reason grades exist is to help show how much a student has learned from a course. Something th...

Stop ignoring low-income neighborhoods

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Brittany Mcclintock

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 my boyfriend’s uncle, that under-privileged schools need the funding and the resources to h...

The best and worst homework excuses at Chico State

John Grant talks about students' excuses.

Nick Bragg

April 6, 2015

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Teaching shouldn’t be a backup career plan

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Allison Galbreath

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 anything but teaching.This inevitably and unavoidably affects the class and students. A teacher can make or brea...

Take time to talk with teachers

Take time to talk with teachers

Julianna Eveland

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 for most students. "Nothing's due so far," and, "it's the first few weeks of school," are the typic...

Professor to lead arts education program

Nicholas Carr

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 history professor, will serve as the site director for the Northeast California Arts Project, according to a ...

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