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As CSU graduation rates climb, Long Beach stands out

At Cal State Northridge, freshman four-year graduation rates were slightly higher, at 16.5% up about 3 percentage points from 2015. Provost Mary Beth Walker said Northridge is focusing on improving student retention between the freshman and sophomore years. Data had shown the university lost more than one-third of its students during that transition. The effect of those efforts won’t be seen for at least another year. -- Los Angeles Times

How teacher coaching boosts special ed achievement

Another misstep on the instruction side is not allowing special education teachers to adjust curriculum with general education teachers, says Mary Schillinger, an education consultant and former K-12 administrator who trains special education teachers at California State University, Northridge. -- District Administration Magazine

Review: Pianist Jonathan Biss and the Calidore quartet give Beethoven 250 a surprising launch

This was the second Beethoven concert in two days. Tuesday night Jonathan Biss played the first of two concert programs of Beethoven piano sonatas at the Soraya on the Cal State Northridge campus. The Colburn quartet cycle runs through Friday, with two concerts a day. Presumably a constant this season and next will be endless looks at every which way to play Beethoven. Biss and the Calidores offered an interesting introduction from an American perspective. -- Los Angeles Times

Garden events in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Oct. 18-25

Herb and Vegetable Gardening – CSUN-al Gardening: Yvonne Savio, a retired Master Gardener, leads a two-and-a-half-hour class, Nov. 16. Request a space in the class: Time and location of class will be sent upon reservation. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Jonathan Biss and Calidore quartet kick off Beethoven 250

This was the second Beethoven concert in two days. Tuesday night Jonathan Biss played the first of two concert programs of Beethoven piano sonatas at the Soraya on the Cal State Northridge campus. The Colburn quartet cycle runs through Friday, with two concerts a day. Presumably a constant this season and next will be endless looks at every which way to play Beethoven. Biss and the Calidores offered an interesting introduction from an American perspective. -- California Espeak

In memory of Marion Brown

Knowing she could not perform forever, she returned to school in 1970, earning her teaching credential in art in 1976, and graduating from Cal State Northridge with a Master of Arts degree in metalsmithing in 1979. -- Record Gazette

CSUN to Host Family Education Day

California State University, Northridge to host Family Education Day, a daylong celebration focused on providing educational resources for thousands of youth and families on Oct. 26. -- San Fernando Valley Sun

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