Imperial Valley News
Kuwait - The Small Group of the Global Coalition to counter Daesh met today in Kuwait at the invitation of His Excellency, Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah to further refine and synchronize our efforts in Iraq and Syria, and to reinforce our determination to defend our populations and homelands against Daesh’s global terrorist activities.
Houston, Texas - Remarks at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy:
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.