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San Jose fast-food workers question city official’s support

Dozens of fast-food workers and their families swarmed San Jose Councilmember David Cohen as he walked to his...

Santa Clara County deal brings teacher housing to Cupertino

Living as a teacher in the West Valley may become cheaper as more affordable housing is prioritized for educators....

Upcoming San Jose budget avoids shortfall — for now

Contrary to prior predictions, San Jose will not see a budget shortfall this upcoming fiscal year. San Jose is...

Former San Jose mayor quietly starts consultancy before congressional run

Congressional candidate Sam Liccardo is best known as San Jose’s former mayor, but now he’s describing himself to...

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How a San Jose-inspired bill could uncover public records

A successful lawsuit against San Jose and its former mayor brought by San José Spotlight and First Amendment Coalition has inspired a new state bill, SB 908, that would ensure compliance with California's public records law and bolster government transparency across the state. Editor Nick Preciado learns more from Brittney Barsotti of the California News Publishers Association.

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The exterior of Lincoln High School in San Jose.

Andrew: The troubling inequity of education funding

Imagine two public schools within a 10-mile radius. Picture the classrooms, the technology and the students. Do you envision equality? Unfortunately, in today’s public education system, equality is nonexistent. Funding disparities perpetuate this inequality in education, and these discrepancies have real consequences. Students in underfunded schools face academic struggles, limited extracurriculars and inadequate facilities. Meanwhile, those in well-funded schools thrive, perpetuating a cycle of advantages and disadvantages. The impact is profound. In underfunded districts, math and science scores plummet, college eligibility dwindles and teachers face immense challenges. This crisis demands attention. We must ensure every student has access to the...