Archive for 2013- Page 40

    • CDE names linked learning program winners

      A group of 20 districts, consortiums and offices of education - from Lancaster's Antelope Valley USD to West Contra Costa USD - were named late last week by the California Department of Education to pilot linked learning programs that combine academic coursework, technical training and real-world applications.

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    • One year cap on teacher prep programs up for debate

      Growing demands on teacher preparation programs to cover all the necessary topics and issues needed to produce world-class educators have drawn new attention to the state law that restricts the training time to just one year.

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    • Duncan makes NCLB waiver rejection official

      The much anticipated official announcement from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan rejecting California's request for a waiver from No Child Left Behind mandates was released Monday.

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    • Ed policy in CA gets an F from Rhee’s StudentsFirst

      In a stinging evaluation of California's management of K-12 education, the advocacy group, StudentsFirst, calls for more aggressive state intervention of failing schools and the elimination of constitutional barriers to city mayors taking control of low-performing districts.

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    • Struggles to save GATE programs shows downside to flex spending

      Neil Baird, a psychologist who oversees testing for gifted students in the Fresno Unified School District, said he receives repeated pleas from parents in neighboring communities for permission to enroll their children in the district's GATE-only elementary school.

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