Month: December 2015

School Success Stories: Using Tech to Support Students

One of our amazing schools, Jefferson Middle School, has a story to tell. We caught up with Darlene Pope, teacher and GEAR UP Leadership Team Member, who shared with us some of the technology she uses in her class to support her students and stay in touch with families. Zoom video conferencing (and it gaining in popularity across many fields, not just education) is free up to 40 minutes, but I have a subscription. I meet every Wed evening in a virtual online face to face session with students and parents. I meet for an hour. I answer clarifying questions. I …

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2015 California Partnership Initiative Conference

The California Partnership Initiative (CPI) is a project of the California State GEAR UP Program, and was formalized at the National GEAR UP conference in Washington, DC in July 2014. Since 1999, the California State program has worked in collaboration with GEAR UP partnership projects to increase college and career readiness for students and families and to improve the college going culture in schools and communities. This initiative brings together the active partnership projects and the state grant to strengthen efforts for ALL students throughout California.  The CPI conference was held on November 18, 2015 in Irvine, CA for all California GEAR UP …

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Attend 2016 ACT State Organization Conference

2016 California ACT State Organization Conference  The California Promise: Achieving Social Justice through College and Career Readiness The 2016 California ACT State Organization Conference strives to bring education and career readiness professionals a broad range of topics that meet the diverse needs of preparing students for college and career success. Learn about key education strategies that will foster positive change in your school, district, and throughout California Learn about student success best practices used by other institutions Network with other education and workforce professionals View the agenda. Early bird pricing is ending soon—save 25% by registering before Friday, December 18, …

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Rep Lowenthal Honors Tincher Spirit Assembly

This summer Tincher Preparatory Academy, a California GEAR UP school,  was re-designatated for the third time as a National Schools To Watch model school. As part of this honor, Tincher went to Washington DC for the annual Schools to Watch conference in June to not only receive their award as a third time designee, but also to present at the conference how to successfully create a college going culture at a pre-K-8 school. Tincher is the only school in Long Beach and the first K-8 School in the state to hold the honor of  three time recipient of National Schools to Watch. Teachers Erin Brady, Anne-Marie Lander, Tim Schugt, Principal Rosemary Sissons, and GEAR-UP Representative …

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