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Long Beach Unified Named Among Top Districts in the World

  SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today congratulated Long Beach Unified School District for being named among five of the world’s highest-performing school systems in the Global Education Study conducted by the Ohio-based nonprofit organization Battelle for Kids. Long Beach has long been a California GEAR UP School District and has been a model for districts around the country for more than a decade. “Hats off to Superintendent Christopher Steinhauser and the teachers, administrators, staff, parents, and students of Long Beach Unified School District for this well-earned recognition as one of the highest-performing school systems in the world,” Torlakson said. …

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Planning Phase Schools Collaborate In Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa, CA–California GEAR UP Leadership Team gathered in Costa Mesa, CA today to kick off the planning phase of a 6 year plan to create a college going culture at their school. Teams will learn more about tools and resources provided by California GEAR UP and collaborate with each other on successful strategies to introduce GEAR UP information into the school wide community. California GEAR UP schools commit to strong academic programming and a cohesive college and career readiness curriculum, beginning at the middle school and connecting with area high schools and local postsecondary institutions. GEAR UP provides a …

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Butler School Celebrates Ed Trust Students with Luncheon

Special thanks to Lori Flores, GEAR UP Program Facilitator at the Mary Bulter School for sharing with us: Butler Middle School’s CA GEAR UP Team honored their two outstanding Ed Trust Award winners at a school-wide assembly in March and then hosted a luncheon for the honorees and their families.  At the luncheon, both students read aloud the inspiring essays they wrote as part of the award selection process.  Family members and teachers alike were deeply touched by the students’ personal reflections and college-going aspirations. We are excited to share with you all of our schools honoring their ETA students, as well …

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Long Beach Principal and Leadership Forums

California GEAR UP continues its Principal and Leadership Team forums in Long Beach this week. Outcomes for the event include: Engage in a professional readings and dialogue Have a clear understanding of Outcomes and Expectations for California GEAR UP Revisit the Professional Development Action Plan (PDAP) and assess next steps in using GEAR UP services Share best strategies as Schools on the Move: Timing Interventions and Support for Struggling Students Determine communication steps to move the GEAR UP message forward with school staff and community The goal of the California GEAR UP state program is to develop and sustain the organizational capacity …

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