Month: September 2012

Latinos Now Largest Share of SAT® Scores in California

SACRAMENTO—SAT® results released today by California GEAR UP Partner The College Board show that for the first time, Latino students in California public* schools represented a larger percentage of SAT test-takers than any other ethnic group. Reflecting the state’s growing diversity, nearly 70 percent of California’s public school test-takers in the Class of 2012 were minority students, and of those, 36 percent—or 69,832 students—were Latino. This compares to 29 percent—or 56,590 test-takers—who were white; 22 percent—or 42,121 test-takers—who were Asian; and 7 percent—or 13,101 test-takers—who were African American. “It’s wonderful to see the diversity of California reflected among our highest-achieving students …

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National GEAR UP Week California Roundup

    National GEAR UP Week is September 10-14, 2012. Across the nation and in California, school communities will mark this occasion through activities, contests, college fairs and other events in celebration of college access for ALL students. This year’s celebrations truly serve as an acknowledgement of the wonderful (and hard) work that you do every day to get our students ready to enter and succeed in college and beyond.  Everyone participated, from the U.S. Secretary of Education; to Members of Congress (shout out to Rep. Chaka Fattah and Sen. Patty Murray); to Governors; Mayors; other elected officials; NBA stars; the media; community partners; local businesses; university …

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National GEAR UP Week Message from Rep. Chaka Fattah

Congressman Fattah, the architect of the successful national college readiness and access program GEAR UP celebrates GEAR UP Week and thanks students, program staff, families and partner organizations for their hard work! September 10-14, 2012  is  National GEAR UP Week, an event highlighting the positive impact that GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), has had on students, families, schools, and communities since Congress authorized the program thirteen years ago. GEAR UP provides six-year grants to states and partnerships to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP programs, …

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Torlakson Invites Comment on New Career Technical Standards

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today invited the public to comment on the new Career Technical Education (CTE) Model Curriculum Standards. “I want all students to have the skills they need for demanding careers or the rigors of college after graduating from high school,” said Torlakson. “That’s why it is so important for all Californians have input on these new standards to assure that our students have the best programs to help them succeed and prepare for the future.” A standard is defined as the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level. State …

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California GEAR UP Honored With Statewide Proclamations

As part of continuing statewide National GEAR UP week celebrations, California GEAR UP is honored to have received proclamations from officials across the state, including: Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA3), Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA5), and current Sacramento, CA mayor Kevin Johnson. Proclamation ceremonies were held at a luncheon hosted by Elk Grove Unified School District and attended by Greg Darnieder, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Education on College Access, community leaders, board members, principals and teachers, students and GEAR UP staff. National GEAR UP Week is September 10-14, 2012. Across the nation and in California, school communities will mark this occasion …

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National GEAR UP Week Celebration Announced in Elk Grove

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2012 CONTACT: Elizabeth Graswich EGUSD Director, Communications 916-686-7732 egraswic@egusd.net   California GEAR UP and the Elk Grove Unified School District will celebrate National GEAR UP Week from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2012 in the Board Room at the Robert L. Trigg Education Center (9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove 95624). Greg Darnieder, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Education on College Access, will attend this celebration as a special guest. Event attendees will also include local and state education officials, teachers, students and family and community members. National GEAR UP …

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