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‘It is immoral’: San Jose community college faculty rally for health benefits

Shouting “What do we want? Health care! When do we want it? Now!” and shaking signs saying, “Part-time faculty are full-time humans,” protestors rallied Friday demanding health care for part-time teachers. Car horns honked as teachers from the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District protested outside the downtown district office. Union members from community college districts...

San Jose teachers demand better pay and health care

Teachers and union members are demanding that one San Jose community college district increase compensation and health care benefits. Dozens of San Jose-Evergreen Community College District faculty and members of its Federation of Teachers union attended Tuesday’s board meeting to push for better health care benefits under the Part-Time Community College Health Insurance Program. Through...

Milpitas school district opens campus of the future

One Santa Clara County school district is preparing students for the future by expanding its curriculum from theoretical to a more applied learning approach. The Milpitas Unified School District Innovation Campus has opened the first phase of a project designed to provide business development and hands-on learning opportunities to students of all ages. Once completed,...

East San Jose school district to tackle violence

An East San Jose school district  is responding to community safety concerns after a string of violent campus incidents, but teachers and parents want long-term preventive measures. East Side Union High School District Superintendent Glenn Vander Zee has agreed to establish a school safety task force comprised of teachers, administrators, parents, students and board members...

Conservative group bombards San Jose school board meeting

Supporters of a censured Franklin-McKinley School District trustee showed up in force at a recent board meeting, but some say they are outsiders pushing an agenda. Informed Parents of Silicon Valley members spoke out at Tuesday night’s school board meeting, following Trustee Marc Cooper’s colleagues asking him to denounce the organization and resign earlier this...

San Jose school trustee censured for violating district rules

An outraged Franklin-McKinley School District board of trustees is asking one of its members to resign. Last night, district officials denounced the actions of board member Marc Cooper, saying he misrepresented its curriculum and violated bylaws, as well as the state education code. They voted 4-1 to censure him, with Cooper casting the lone no...

‘The time for words is done’: San Jose school shaken by violence

After numerous trespassers assaulted students and staff at an East San Jose high school, outraged teachers and parents are demanding immediate security changes. Two separate, life-threatening incidents have rocked James Lick High School in the East Side Union High School District. In response, the school community is insisting the district implement heightened security, bring police...

San Jose’s Bellarmine preps for campus upgrades

Bellarmine College Preparatory, a prestigious private Catholic boys high school in San Jose, is planning for several updates to facilities on its campus in the city’s College Park neighborhood. The 17.6-acre campus could see an expansion to its building space—from 347,000 square feet to 487,000 square feet—if San Jose leaders approve a rezoning and redevelopment...

San Jose official under fire for alleged ties to anti-LGBTQ group

San Jose Councilmember Bien Doan is facing swift backlash after agreeing to speak with a local anti-LGBTQ+ parent group, despite claiming ignorance of the organization’s controversial roots. An event flier featuring Doan’s headshot circulated online by Informed Parents of Silicon Valley—an organization openly against teaching critical race theory and gender expansive education in schools—triggered shockwaves...