Month: May 2012

California GEAR UP Announces Implementation Phase Schools

California GEAR UP Middle Schools Selected May 24, 2012 (Sacramento, CA) – California GEAR UP is pleased to announce the 48 schools selected to advance to the 2012-2017 California GEAR UP Implementation Phase.   Through a highly competitive process, these schools were chosen from 168 applicants to the program. The goal of California GEAR UP is to provide a network of support for schools towards implementing long-term, sustainable strategies to create a college-going culture.  We look forward to their growth and success as we collaborate to achieve this common purpose. The official start date of the Implementation Phase is September 1, 2012.  California …

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1,614 Schools on California Business Community Honor Role

RECORD 1,614 SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED BY CALIFORNIA BUSINESS COMMUNITY FOR HIGH STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND CLOSING ACHIEVEMENT GAPS  Schools Selected by California Business for Education Excellence for Prestigious Honor Roll   May 15, 2012 (Sacramento, CA) – California GEAR UP is pleased to share today that a record 1,614 schools have been selected by California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE)  as schools in California to receive the title of 2011 Honor Roll school. Included on the list are many current and former California GEAR UP Schools. Schools receiving this distinction from the California business community have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement …

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Top Ten Ways to Appreciate Teachers

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson urged all Californians to find ways to appreciate teachers during May 6-12, designated as National Teacher Appreciation Week. “Teaching is the most important job there is,” Torlakson said. “Ask just about anyone about the person who made the biggest difference in their life, chances are that person is a teacher. Let’s all take a moment this week to say `thank you’ to California’s teachers.” Here’s Torlakson’s top 10 list. For students: 1.     Thank your teacher for all of his or her hard work. 2.     Do your best on homework and in-class assignments. 3.     Behave in class, …

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