Month: April 2013

Valley High School to Receive Statewide Civic Learning Award

For Immediate Release:                                                                                                                                                                                       April 30, 2013 Valley High School …

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California Proudly Hosts 2013 GEAR UP National Conference

The 2013 GEAR UP National Conference will be in San Francisco this year, and we are excited to share conference information and registration. This national convening of GEAR UP professionals, parents, students, policymakers, and community partners is coordinated by the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) and planned in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of this conference is to highlight the importance of education/community partnerships and the accomplishments of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP). This conference also serves to facilitate the forging of new alliances among faculty, to …

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College Week at Everett Middle School is a BIG Success.

We are lucky to have a guest blogger Michele Molitor, California GEAR UP School Services Coach, share with us some of the systemic success at Everett Middle School in San Francisco. Everett Middle School, located in the Mission District of San Francisco, continues to lead the way as a “School on the Move” for California GEAR UP!  Everett has set some big goals, and has had amazing results, including an increase API of 40 and 54 points over the last two years respectively. (insert dramatic pause here, these are MASSIVE API gains) This spring has been a busy time for …

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Partner Spotlight: PIQE’s Maria Elena Meraz

PIQE is one of California GEAR UP‘s long lasting and most trusted partnerships. With our post today we have the pleasure to interview Maria Elena Meraz, Executive Director of PIQE’s Los Angeles regional office. She responsible for program development, quality control, marketing, and training PIQE directors, instructors, coordinators, recruiters, and other personnel. She maintains program supervision, enrollment, attendance, completion, and communication with staff from PIQE school sites. How did you start working with families and why are you passionate about it? My work with parents began in 1993 when my son started elementary school. I was new to the country …

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Report Card on Outcomes for Low Income Students Released

  Ed Trust–West Releases Third Annual Report Cards Grading the 148 Largest Unified Districts on Outcomes for Latino, African-American, and Low-income Students OAKLAND, CA (April 3, 2013) – Today, The Education Trust–West (ETW) releases its third annual District Report Cards, grading and ranking California’s largest unified districts on outcomes for Latino, African-American, and low-income students. Once again, this year’s report cards reveal higher poverty districts that are consistently achieving strong academic results, and graduating high numbers of college-eligible Latino, African-American, and low-income students. “Just as students receive report cards that measure their performance and progress in school, ETW develops annual report …

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CDE Announces Common Core Standards Showcase

CDE Hosts Showcase to Help Transition Educators to New Standards That Will Give Students a World-Class Education The California Department of Education (CDE) will hold a one-day showcase Wednesday April 3, 2013 at its headquarters in Sacramento to help transition educators to the new standards. The new Common Core State Standards in mathematics, English-language arts and literacy in history/social science, science, and technical subjects (California CCSS) will serve as a foundation to remodel the state’s education system. The new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) will reflect the major advances in science over the past 15 years. The showcase, presented by the …

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