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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EdSource Symposium Reveals Financial Stress on Schools

Anaheim, CA–EdSource, a nonprofit that aims to make discussions of complex education policy issues accessible and participatory, hosted a symposium today in partnership with the California State Parent Teacher Association to evaluate the effects of the recession on education, on both the state budget and young students’ lives. California’s highly regarded Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor lead off the discussion with the latest developments on the state budget and its effect on schools. Leading researchers identified emerging data showing the impact of the economic crisis (including housing foreclosures and unemployment) on school performance. A panel of representatives from school districts and nonprofit organizations described innovative school …

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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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