Tens of thousands of people are expected to gather this week in San Francisco for the Intersolar North America conference, and attendees might get a chance to hear the merits of solar energy extolled in Latin: Gov. Jerry Brown gives the opening ceremony's keynote address tonight at the Intercontinental Hotel. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will welcome the conference.
On a vaguely related note, the governor is getting some love from the education community after pushing successfully for a massive overhaul of school spending. The National Education Association decided Friday to name Brown the country's best governor. Brown's budget this year changed how money is distributed to districts and doled out a surge of new money, including grants targeted at low-income and English-learning students as well as a billion dollars for the new Common Core standards.
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