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Movement Begins Against Increased Standardized Testing of Teachers

It’s tough and expensive to become a teacher. For most people in California it now requires five different standardized tests, a year of classes and six months of unpaid labor AFTER completion of the B.A.Now [...]
Science Camp at Jones Gulch in La Honda. Photo courtesy of YMCA SF

Stockton School District Approves Weeklong 6th Grade Science Camp

Lincoln Unified School District trustees last week approved funding to send all of the district’s sixth-graders to a weeklong science camp at Jones Gulch in La Honda in the 2015-16 school year.School officials estimate the [...]
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Local Educators Work to Overcome Obstacles to Student Success

Oakland needs a “racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse teaching force that reflects” the students who attend the city’s schools, said Dr. Kimberly Mayfield Lynch, speaking on the “State of Education: Our Work to Increase Successful [...]
Dr. Howard Fuller speaks to parents about school options for their families at Claremont Middle School. Photo by Spencer Whitney."

School Options for African American Families

Parents, teachers, and school administrators learned about “School Options for African American Families” with guest speaker Dr. Howard Fuller, co-founder of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, at an event held last Saturday at Claremont [...]