Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today recognized six outstanding classified school employees for their contributions and dedication to California's public school students.
San Diego, California - Autism experts at University of California San Diego Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) at the School of Medicine will be part of the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States – an effort to collect information and DNA from 50,000 individuals, ages 3 to 100, with the neurodevelopmental disorder.
San Diego, California - A wide-ranging coastal research project in Mexico, co-directed by the University of California San Diego’s Dominique Rissolo, was recently awarded a $232,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Division to study the complex interrelationships between the ancient Maya and their dynamic coastal environment.
Washington, DC - Expanding opportunity for more students, especially disadvantaged students, to enroll and succeed in college is vital to building a strong economy and a strong middle class. The chance of a child born in the bottom household income quintile making it to the top quintile nearly quadruples with a college degree. Yet fewer than 10 percent of those born into low-income households earn a bachelor’s degree by age 25, compared with over 50 percent of students born into upper-income households.
Washington, DC - The United States welcomes the announcement by former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa, as the facilitator of the East African Community (EAC)-led Burundian dialogue, that the next round of talks will take place May 2–6 in Arusha, Tanzania. We continue to support the regionally mediated dialogue as the best means to restoring peace and stability to Burundi and strongly urge all stakeholders to fully participate without preconditions or redlines.
Brawley, California - Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District is an affiliate of the Scripps Health Network. The announcement was made today at a ceremony at Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. This marks the first time a hospital has joined the Scripps network, and the first expansion of the network outside of San Diego County.