Mt. Diablo School District students will join hundreds of California middle-school students on the steps of the state Capitol today to call for expanded summer learning opportunities.
Organized by Summer Matters, a collaborative statewide effort to increase access to quality summer learning programs, students will kick off the day at a rally at the capitol led by state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. They will spend the day touring the capitol and participating in activities put on by the collaborative.
Other state lawmakers expected to be on hand include Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord and Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland.
The Camp Jam Power Chord Academy and its rock and roll summer camps for teenage musicians and year-round, educational rock and roll music programs for kids and adults, comes to the Saint Mary's College July 22-Aug. 4.
Aspiring guitar players, bass players, keyboard players, drummers and vocalists will get to unleash their inner rock star under the guidance of local musicians, music teachers and guest instructors with special appearances by celebrity musicians.
Artists featured at Camp Jam PCA sessions include musicians who have performed with Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Guns & Roses, Sheryl Crow, Survivor, The Fray, Rod Stewart, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The All-American Rejects, Don Henley, Joan Jett and The
There will be several different sessions, both day camp and overnight, for different age groups.
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The International Education Center at Diablo Valley College is looking for local families to host international students on a temporary basis while they improve their English skills. All students speak basic English.
Long- or short-term placements are available.
Participating families are paid a monthly stipend of $750 per student. Requirements include providing two meals per day (three meals on weekends), a private bedroom for the student, involvement in the students's life and treating them as a family member.
All types of families are needed, including single adults with or without children, and couples with or without children. Families may also host multiple students, as long as they can provide the appropriate accommodations.
For information, contact Fia Parker, at 925-876-0080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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