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California Science Center Offers Paid Internships for Teens

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If you have a teen who will be graduating high school in 2018 or 2019 and is looking for a summer internship, California Science Center offers a paid internship from June 19 – August 4, 2017. The pay starts at $10.50/hr and increases to $12/hr July 1, 2017. Interns work alongside California Science Center staff…

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Want to Apply for Reduced Tuition at Out of State Schools?

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  Aside from buying a home, the sticker shock of college is probably the second biggest heart attack moment in one’s life, especially when comparing in-state and out-of-state tuitions. There’s a program, Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) for students who live in the 15 member states (which includes California!), they are eligible to request a reduced…

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Learn the Ropes at Ryman Arts Application Day

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Ryman Arts provides college level studio art classes to high school students, free of charge. They offer classes on Saturdays at Cal State Fullerton and Sundays at Otis College of Art and Design. Herbert Ryman was a Disney animator, and there are special links to Disney animation and some great college prep through this program. If your…

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Sign Up for Free and Low Cost Summer Arts Workshops

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Have a high school student interested in stand-up comedy, video game design or digital music production? They can learn that and more at Inner City Arts this summer. The downtown campus offers a variety of visual and performing arts classes for free and low cost. Registration starts on May 20 from 10 – 12pm. Classes run…

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Going to College May Increase Risk of Marijuana Use

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By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) – College is increasingly a gateway for young adults in the U.S. to begin using marijuana and the risk keeps growing the more “normalized” pot use becomes, researchers say. “We have been expecting marijuana use to increase among young adults,” lead author Richard Miech told Reuters Health in an email.…

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Georgetown University Renames Buildings to Atone for Slavery Ties

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By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Georgetown University moved to atone for its historical links to slavery on Tuesday by holding a religious service and renaming buildings after African-Americans, including for one of 272 slaves sold to help fund the Washington school. The packed liturgy service and building dedications were the latest step by a…

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Trump Seeks to Shrink Federal Role in Education with New Order

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to review the U.S. government’s role in school policy, which supporters cheered as the first step in creating more local control in education and critics worried could lead to lower quality schools in poorer neighborhoods. DeVos has 300 days “to review and,…

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MOCA Offers Paid Internship for High School Students

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The MOCA teen program brings high school juniors and seniors behind the scenes to learn about the museum, contemporary art, artists, and other creative careers. The program is an academic-year-long, paid position teaching teens about the work of the museum by directly involving them in it. This diverse group meets at MOCA on Thursday nights and…

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youThink Looking for Student Ambassadors

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  youTHink’s Student Ambassador Program (SAP) is a year-long leadership development, creative learning, and community involvement program from August 2017 to June 2018. The program includes two meetings per month, an overnight retreat, as well as after school and weekend events that youTHink offers for middle and high school students throughout the school year, where Ambassadors will be peer leaders. The…

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New York Rolling Out Free Tuition Plan for Many Students

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By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sotiris Charalampous spent the past two years juggling school and work in an effort to save enough money to pay for his college tuition. However, a new initiative by the state could mean the rest of the sophomore’s education costs him nothing at all, as long as he…

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