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SUSD Live – About to start

SUSD Trustees haven’t come out of closed session yet, but they’re expected any moment. As people wait, some are drooling over a large chocolate cake on a table in the middle of the board room. The cake is to congratulate the Stagg High Mesa team, who won a national championship late last month. Here is […]

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Union wants Arne Duncan to quit

The nations’s largest teachers union wants Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to resign according to the Associated Press. Here’s the Washington Post’s feed on the topic.   The article says the “tipping point” for some in the union is that  Duncan spoke in support of a California judge’s ruling against teacher tenure laws.     

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SUSD board meeting agenda

Feel free to take your time over the three day weekend to read this: Stockton Unified’s Tuesday night agenda.

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UPDATE Upcoming SUSD information

UPDATE SUSD’s second public hearing on the LCAP will now be held in conjunction with the District English Language Advisory Council meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Professional Development Center at 1503 St. Mark’s Plaza, which is at Pershing Avenue and March Lane. Stockton Unified trustees are scheduled to vote on a final spending plan at […]

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Not Live LincolnUSD – Last night’s meeting

There was a small crowd for last night’s Lincoln Unified School District board meeting. The meeting lasted about 1 hour and 15 minutes before trustees went back into closed session. Some topics from last night: – Thomas Crocker has been hired as the district’s new Director of Special Education. – Lincoln High will renovate its […]

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SUSD Live – back to LCAP/signing off

Huntoon joked that she was taking a nap (although, I’m just not sure that Garcia called the item properly to begin with. Instead of asking for a presentation, she only asked for comments). I’ll have a full story soon on all the LCAP happenings – so won’t spoil that all here. Signing off to make […]

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SUSD Live – Board comments

Keenan – Thanked some teachers in common core Smith – talked about the great graduation ceremonies Midura – Grew up in family, youngest of six, and his parents made sure the kids ate first. He said that’s what he heard from parents – making sure kids are high priority. Shoutout to Fremont from him for […]

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SUSD Live – Public comment

Lots of public comment, most of it on LCAP. Two speakers from Fathers & Families of San Jan Joaquin are criticizing the LCAP plan, saying it does not address needs for English Learners, Foster youth and low-income students. They haven’t come out and said it, but the hint is that the LCFF money could be […]

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SUSD Live – New Dr.s?

Chavez Principal Will Nelson and a cohort of other administrators in SUSD are all taking courses to get doctorates in education. Sounds like the group gets a reduced rate since they’ve all signed up together. People in the group I immediately recognize are Nelson, Michele Huntoon, Tom Anderson, Robert Sahli, and Ed Eldridge. It’s through […]

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SUSD Live – AdvancePath program

Reyes Guana is presenting on Agenda item 4.2, the Advance Path in SUSD program – which is a credit recovery program. Amasia Dugar – Student spoke about her Advance Path experience after being a troubled student elsewhere. She graduated on time – actually 3 months early. Advanced Path helped her in life and school. She’s […]

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