The City of San Diego Public Utilities Department is sponsoring the 12th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest for students in grades 1-6. This year's theme is "San Diegans Waste No Water." Read more.
Teachers can encourage and support students to read complex texts by selecting material relevant to student lives, teacher-coach and author Anne Vilen writes. She outlines strategies and includes in-depth videos of classroom educators who combine academic and nonfiction articles with powerful literature, including a video of middle-school co-teachers teaching social studies, vocabulary and writing based on a newspaper article about war in Sudan and the novel, "A Long Walk to Water."
Citibank's new flagship store in San Francisco features personnel who can speak 14 languages and showcases online kiosks and touch-screen monitors where customers can access digital services. "San Francisco is a vibrant, diverse and international city and one of our key markets," said William Howle, U.S. retail banking president.
Southern California Edison's detailed plan for the decommissioning of the San Onofre nuclear power plant has been made public on Friday. The plan states the project would cost $4.4 billion, with the first stage to start in early 2016. "San Onofre is now fully funded and future contributions are not needed," said Ted Craver, SCE's chairman, president and CEO.
Workers in their 20s have a significant resource on their side: time, Drake Baer writes. Still, it's important not to waste this decade by "treading water." Start finding inroads with powerful connections while you've got youth on your side, Baer writes.