The Santa Barbara School Board tentatively approved the dedication of $100,000 of state funds for two gang intervention specialists, who will each make between $31,000-$39,000, plus benefits. To determine the specific job descriptions, the board also approved the formation of a steering committee, comprised of two boardmembers and Superintendent Brian Sarvis, that will flesh out the details of the positions as well as oversight of the employees once they are hired. The matter returns for final approval next week. (/schoolboard925)

UCSB announced on 9/22 that the University of California approved its proposed graduate-level feminist studies program, which offers master’s and doctoral degrees. The program, which will accept its first students in September 2009, grew out of the undergraduate Women’s Studies department, which will now be known as the Department of Feminist Studies and is one of only 15 in American public universities. (/ucsb925)


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