The head of the United Nations recently visited to the west coast. He spoke at Stanford and the Monterey Institute of International Studies where he made a call for progress on nuclear disarmament. In the audience were students that may be able to make a difference.
Recent research shows that middle school is a critical time for doing well in math. The study released by the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd shows that many California seventh graders who struggle with math, have no clear path to future success in the subject. A local program uses this winter break from school to keep students on track in math.
Around the world, the City of Salinas may be best known as the birthplace of John Steinbeck. So when a budget crisis nearly forced the closure of the city’s public libraries eight years ago, it made headlines everywhere. Today it’s a different story. The community saved the libraries and this month it celebrates a rebirth with the re-opening of a library in one of the city's toughest neighborhoods.