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Business & Economics

The Gender Card and the Highest Glass Ceiling

No sooner do we report the latest foolishness on the “glass ceiling” than it pops up again, this time from someone who wants a rather important job — President of the United States. “In so many ways, this all-women’s college prepared me to compete in the all-boys’ club of presidential …

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Why so many teachers are quitting, and how to win them back

More than six million California children returned to school this fall, but about 25,000 of their teachers likely will not return next year if recent attrition trends hold. Nearly every U.S. president since Harry Truman has proposed teacher recruitment plans. State leaders have introduced countless programs as well, including California …

Business & Economics

Mayor Newsom’s Wi-Fi Flip-Flop

The city’s most recent muni Wi-Fi project collapsed in August when Earthlink concluded that the network was not financially viable. As city officials reeled from this defeat, a small Mountain View-based start-up quietly embarked on a unique experiment. Much like another well-known company in Mountain View, Meraki Networks grew out …

Business & Economics

State’s economy at year’s beginning

State lawmakers convening on Monday in Olympia will not have to rely on staff reports to tell them how bad the economy is, the evidence is all around them. A few reports they would be wise to read, however, are four released last year that examine the underbelly of the …

Business & Economics

The Gender Card and the Highest Glass Ceiling

No sooner do we report the latest foolishness on the “glass ceiling” than it pops up again, this time from someone who wants a rather important job — President of the United States. “In so many ways, this all-women’s college prepared me to compete in the all-boys’ club of presidential …

Commentary

Why so many teachers are quitting, and how to win them back

More than six million California children returned to school this fall, but about 25,000 of their teachers likely will not return next year if recent attrition trends hold. Nearly every U.S. president since Harry Truman has proposed teacher recruitment plans. State leaders have introduced countless programs as well, including California …

Business & Economics

Mayor Newsom’s Wi-Fi Flip-Flop

The city’s most recent muni Wi-Fi project collapsed in August when Earthlink concluded that the network was not financially viable. As city officials reeled from this defeat, a small Mountain View-based start-up quietly embarked on a unique experiment. Much like another well-known company in Mountain View, Meraki Networks grew out …

Business & Economics

State’s economy at year’s beginning

State lawmakers convening on Monday in Olympia will not have to rely on staff reports to tell them how bad the economy is, the evidence is all around them. A few reports they would be wise to read, however, are four released last year that examine the underbelly of the …

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