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CDE education technology task force to release blueprint

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson will release a report titled Empowered Learning: California Education Technology Blueprint 2014-2017 on Friday. The report has been prepared by an Education Technology Task Force. What the report suggests? I guess we’ll have to see. But the key areas are: learning assessment, teaching, infrastructure, and productivity. Most local school districts seem [...]

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Special SUSD meeting -deputy superintendent resignation

An agenda has been posted for a special Stockton Unified meeting for 5 p.m. Thursday. The only item on the agenda is for the resignation of a deputy superintendent. The district’s deputy superintendent is Sheree Audet.  I haven’t had a chance to talk to her or any district officials yet.

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CBO letter

Today I wrote a story about an open letter signed by 11 school district CBOs to county schools superintendent hopeful Jeff Tilton. Here’s the full letter. 

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SJCOE Trustees meet Wednesday

The county Board of Education meets at noon in the Nelson Education Center, 2901 Arch-Airport Road. Here’s the agenda. 

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Parent Academy graduation

The Stockton Unified parent empowerment office held a Parent Academy promotion ceremony this morning at Hazelton Elementary. More than 20 parents that participated in a weekly training on how to help their children succeed in school. In the photo below, Superintendent Steve Lowder and Trustee David Varela hand out diplomas and congratulate the grads.

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What social media sites are your kids using?

According to this article, it’s not Facebook. Instagram has taken over Twitter, which had taken the mantle from Facebook, which had overthrown MySpace (remember that?). The ironic part is that Facebook owns Instagram, so as this article says, the kids have left Facebook for Facebook – like graduating from McDonalds to Chipotle, which is owned [...]

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Complaints against SUSD

Today I wrote about a group of former and current employees that have filed complaints of age discrimination against SUSD Superintendent Steve Lowder. Today, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing sent me a list of all the claims, with more information on what each person is claiming thus far. Names are redacted. Here’s the [...]

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SUSD Live – That’s it

No action items. Adjourned.

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SUSD Live – Lowder comments

Lowder said staff did quickly look at the Valenzuela issue that Ramriez brought up. Lowder said the dual immersion program is at capacity (around 400) and there’s active membership of parent academy and there’s been great experiences out there.

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SUSD Live – Board comments

David Varela – Thanked the staff at SECA for 100 percent passage of the exit exam. – Gloria Allen – She congratulated Gina Hall on the multicultural fair. Said, maybe it should go district wide. Allen also talked about AVID student Saturday school and business-plan class they had for primary grade kids at Taylor Leadership [...]

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