Month: October 2016

Smedberg Math Camp Highlights Students Natural Skills

On Saturday, September 24, 2016, Coalition for Educational Partnerships (CEP), a California GEAR UP parnter, hosted a Common Core Math Camp at Smedberg Middle School, located in Elk Grove, CA. The Camp provided families with a deeper understanding of the State of California‘s adoption of the Smarter Balance Assessment; and how the Common Core Math Practices provide skills and concepts that offer students meaningful opportunities to succeed in college and careers The CEP facilitator highlighted the students’ natural skills and abilities in a collaborative, project-based graphing activity. In addition to collecting ideas, families received resources to continue the learning at …

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ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign 2017

Established in 2013, the annual ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign celebrates achievement and creates awareness around the goal of college and career readiness for all. The Campaign recognizes exemplary college and career readiness efforts by employers, postsecondary institutions, high schools, and high school seniors in participating states. The California ACT Council, made up of California educators and leaders, will select its 2016-17 state exemplars this winter for spring recognition. The application is available online, and we will continue to accept applications through December 31, 2016. Please contact Mike DiNicola, ACT Southwest District Manager, at mike.dinicola@act.org with questions. Direct Link to Employer Application: Direct …

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Recognizing and Serving the Diversity of the Latina/o Community

More than Nuance: Recognizing and Serving the Diversity of the Latina/o Community Desiree Zerquera Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership Studies University of San Francisco @DesireeZerquera Martin De Mucha Flores Director of Early Academic Outreach Program, UC Berkeley Doctoral Student, University of San Francisco (Special thanks to Martin for contributing this article) Much of our discussion in higher education upholds a homogeneous perspective of Latina/o student needs and experiences. More needs to be done to recognize the differences that exist for Latina/o student populations across the United States and the varying policy contexts of the states we work in when making …

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