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About jeremyhay

Enterprise writer Jeremy Hay has been with The Press Democrat since 2001 and has covered government, gangs, aging, an Indian tribe and casino and social issues. Now he’s covering education. He will be posting about education and related issues here and welcomes suggestions and submissions about relevant topics and events. But he also wants to hear from the community about what they are interested in about education in the North Bay and what they would like him to look into on this fascinating beat.

The “Achievement Gap”

I'm going to start work any day on a story about the so-called achievement gap that exists between poorer students, who usually (though not always) are racial or ethnic minorities, and students who generally are from of high-income white families. While there are often specific exceptions, that's pretty much how [...]

By | September 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Get into college workshops, in Spanish and English (click this headline for info)

English language workshops about getting into college and the college application process   Spanish language workshops about the college application process. Informacion en Espanol sobre el proceso para entrar universidad, el camino a la universidad.

By | September 17th, 2015|0 Comments

I’ll be listening on the radio

I'll be on KBBF 89.1, the nation's first bilingual radio station, Thursday night to talk about education.  Really, though, I'm most interested in listening -- to what people have to say about education in the North Bay and what they want to see covered. I go on at about 6 [...]

By | September 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Truancy in the North Bay

The annual California truancy report in has been released by Attorney General Kamala Harris's office. Here's a link. https://oag.ca.gov/truancy/2015. It focuses on truancy at the elementary school level -- students who had three or more unexcused absences --  the societal impact of truancy and what it costs counties in state [...]

By | September 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Truancy report due today

In about 20 minutes, state Attorney General Kamala Harris is going to release her office's third annual elementary school truancy and chronic absenteeism in California report in about 20 minutes.  She'll do that at a press event at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. An announcement of the event [...]

By | September 16th, 2015|0 Comments