Piedmont: Diversity Film Series screening 'American Promise'

In "American Promise," filmmaker Mich le Stephenson and husband Joe Brewster tell the tale of their son Idris and his best friend Seun beginning at age 5 through the end of high school. The Brooklyn boys are admitted to the well known Dalton School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. 
The UC Global Food Initiative produce-collage contest celebrates California's fruits and vegetables and nuts  
John Swett Elementary Principal Adam Welcome and his staff are using Twitter and all sorts of other social media to keep parents, each other and the community informed about what they're doing in school. Through Twitter and other apps, Welcome and his staff share ideas and collaborate with educators across the state and country as part of a larger, virtual online professional learning community.  
Since the beginning of the semester in August, students have been learning about Shakespeare's life, his writing practices, and Elizabethan culture. The bulk of each class, however, is spent on performance studies and learning how fun Shakespeare can be when his plays are acted out.  
Students need to sleep about 9.25 hours a night to be alert for learning at school, playing sports, studying and other more dangerous activities like driving, according to Dr. Jerrold Kram, director of the Alameda-based California Center for Sleep Disorders and a board member of the National Sleep Foundation.  
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The memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. for Clay Harding, 17, who attended St. Joseph and Edison elementary schools, Lincoln Middle School and St. Joseph Notre Dame High School before he transferred to Alameda High School.  
School districts gets first 'qualified' financial audit since it borrowed $100 million in emergency funds from the state in 2003.  
While Santa Cruz police seized computer equipment, tracked leads and interviewed two "persons of interest" in a mass-shooting threat case at Santa Cruz High School, a person who claims to have sent the email to the principal continued his conversation with the Sentinel and police.  
LOS ANGELES -- The number of California students attending charter schools has risen to more than a half million. The California Charter Schools Association announced Tuesday an estimated 547,800 students are enrolled in charter schools for the 2014-15 school year, up from 519,000 the year before.  
West Valley College in Saratoga was evacuated Wednesday morning and classes were canceled for the rest of the day after an unspecified threat was made to the campus.