Gene Changes Might Explain Long-Haul COVID-19 Symptoms as Airway Cells Exhibit Changes in Gene Expression

Gene Changes Might Explain Long-Haul COVID-19 Symptoms as Airway Cells Exhibit Changes in Gene Expression

Lubbock, TX…Results from a new cell study suggest that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein can bring about long-term gene expression changes. The findings could help explain why some COVID-19 patients — referred to as COVID long-haulers — experience symptoms such as shortness of breath and dizziness long after clearing the infection. Research team members included undergraduate […]

UC System Proposes Covid Vaccine Mandates with Some Exceptions Allowed as Students Return to Campuses

UC System Proposes Covid Vaccine Mandates with Some Exceptions Allowed as Students Return to Campuses

Oakland, CA…The University of California today (April 22) shared the details of a proposed policy on COVID-19 vaccination as part of its engagement with its community as it joins the California State University in supporting immunizations as part of an expected return of students, faculty, academic appointees and staff to in-person instruction across the state this fall. […]

NASA Announces Winners of 2021 Human Exploration Rover Challenge (Reno School Receives Award)

NASA Announces Winners of 2021 Human Exploration Rover Challenge (Reno School Receives Award)

Huntsville, AL…High school and college students from around the U.S. and world have spent the last eight months designing, building, and testing their creations for NASA’s 27th annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge – one of seven NASA Artemis Student Challenges. The winners were announced during a virtual awards ceremony April 16. HERC tasks U.S. and […]

California’s Largest Teachers Union Wins Subsidized Child Care Ahead of Reopening

California’s Largest Teachers Union Wins Subsidized Child Care Ahead of Reopening

Los Angeles, CA…The United Teachers of Los Angeles, California’s largest teachers union, raised eyebrows last summer when it released a report detailing its demanded conditions for a safe reopening of schools. This document went far beyond requesting social distancing plans and personal protective equipment to an agenda that included passing Medicare for All at the federal […]

Governor Newsom Signs $6.6 Billion Package to Return Kids to the Classroom and Bolster Student Supports

Governor Newsom Signs $6.6 Billion Package to Return Kids to the Classroom and Bolster Student Supports

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today signed a $6.6 billion package to accelerate the safe return to in-person instruction across California and empower schools to immediately expand academic, mental health and social-emotional supports, including over the summer. The package was passed by the Legislature with overwhelming, bipartisan support after it was announced earlier this week. Governor Newsom […]

California Lawmakers Pass Budget Bill & Educators Disappointed with Administration’s Move to Relax Red Tier Standard; Safety Remains Concern

California Lawmakers Pass Budget Bill & Educators Disappointed with Administration’s Move to Relax Red Tier Standard; Safety Remains Concern

Sacramento, CA…California Teachers Association President E. Toby Boyd issued the following statement on the passage of Assembly Bill 86 by the California Legislature: “CTA’s priority is the safety of our students, their families, educators and school staff. We recognize the efforts of state lawmakers in designating vaccine supply for educators who have been in schools […]

State Accelerates Access to COVID Vaccines for Education Workers

State Accelerates Access to COVID Vaccines for Education Workers

Sacramento, CA…Following last week’s announcement by Governor Gavin Newsom that, beginning March 1, at least 10 percent of vaccine supply would be dedicated to education workers – including teachers, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, child care workers and site-based administrators – the state outlined its plan to execute on the Governor’s commitment. “The education professionals who nurture and […]

Census Bureau Releases New Report on Bachelor’s Degree Attainment

Census Bureau Releases New Report on Bachelor’s Degree Attainment

Washington, DC…The U.S. Census Bureau announced the release of a new report that examines characteristics of the U.S. population with bachelor’s degrees. The report, Bachelor’s Degree Attainment in the United States: 2005 to 2019, is based on statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS). Since 2010, the ACS has published estimates based on five years of data […]

Tahoe’s State of the Lake Report Released & Offers Insight Into a Changing Lake 

Tahoe’s State of the Lake Report Released & Offers Insight Into a Changing Lake 

Incline Village, NV…Turning out-of-control shrimp into dog treats, learning the lake physics of safe paddleboarding and maintaining a long-term data set during a pandemic are just some of the activities that have made for a unique year at Lake Tahoe.  Today, the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center released its annual Tahoe: State of the Lake […]

Teachers Union Says Legislative Funding Proposal Takes a Pass on Opportunity to Right Decades of Wrongs, Ongoing Racial, Health and Economic Injustice

Teachers Union Says Legislative Funding Proposal Takes a Pass on Opportunity to Right Decades of Wrongs, Ongoing Racial, Health and Economic Injustice

Sacramento, CA…The California Teachers Association reinforces its call for much-needed increased funding for schools and communities by eliminating corporate tax credits and adopting tax hikes on California’s wealthiest billionaires and millionaires. The COVID-19 pandemic crisis is deepening the impact of racial, health and economic injustices in every corner of the state. CTA calls on lawmakers […]

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