Month: March 2013

Jefe estatal de escuelas anuncia versión en español de Common Core

  SACRAMENTO—A medida que California se dirige hacia la implementación plena de las normas estatales Common Core, un esfuerzo por separado para traducir los estándares del estudio del idioma inglés al español ya ha sido completado, el Superintendente Estatal de Instrucción Pública Tom Torlakson anunció hoy. “Common Core en Español” es un esfuerzo conjunto de la Oficina de Educación del Condado de San Diego, el Consejo de Jefes Estatales de Educación (CCSSO) y el Departamento de Educación de California (CDE). “En esencia, Common Core consiste en garantizar que todos los niños, sin importar de dónde sean ni dónde vivan, reciban …

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Promising Practices for Success in Linked Learning Schools

For Immediate Release  March 21, 2013 Contact: Eric Wagner (510) 465-6444, ext 318 Email: ewagner@edtrustwest.org New Ed Trust–West Study Finds Promising Practices for Student Success in Linked Learning Schools; Reveals Implications for District-Level Implementation throughout California OAKLAND, CA (March 21, 2013) – As the Linked Learning high school reform initiative expands across California, the results of a two-year study by the Education Trust–West identifies promising practices in Linked Learning schools and districts. However, the study also notes variation in districtwide implementation of these best practices. The results of the study can be found in the new report released today titled, Expanding Access, Creating Options: …

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EdSource: California eliminates incentives for 8th Grade Algebra

From 2003-10, the number of eighth graders who took Algebra I nearly doubled in California, and the percentage that rated proficient on the state Algebra test actually increased from 39 to 46 percent overall. Source: 2011 EdSource study “Improving Middle Grades Mathematics Performance.” (Click to enlarge) The State Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to remove state incentives encouraging schools to offer Algebra I in 8th grade. The move was both a vote of confidence in the new Common Core standards for 8th grade, which districts are now beginning to implement, and a retreat from a decade-old policy of pushing …

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Saving For College Early is Essential to Planning for Success

Saving for college is more important than ever. With the cost of college tuition on the rise, ScholarShare  and California GEAR UP are working together closely to provide families, parents, and young adults with resources and tools to help them prepare for higher education. ScholarShare, California’s 529 college savings plan, has long been a partner of the California GEAR UP Education Trust Awards. GEAR UP has awarded 5,370 middle school students with Education Trust Awards, opened in individual ScholarShare accounts established in the student’s name in the amount of $2,000 each, for a total of $10,740,000. The awards are available to …

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California GEAR UP Statement on Sequestration

For Immediate Release ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ March 6, 2013 (Sacramento, CA) – As of Friday, March 1, 2013, sequestration went into effect.  On a national level, GEAR UP will be forced to take a 5.3 percent reduction.  On a state level, California GEAR UP is prepared to manage the implications of a mandated reduction with the least amount of impact on the schools and large communities served by the program.  For further information on the impact to the GEAR UP program nationally, please visit www.ed.gov and http:///www.edpartnerships.org. Education Trust Awards: The 5,370 Education Trust Award recipients should be relieved to learn that …

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