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Frequently Asked Questions on the DJUSD AIM Study

Aug 19, 2015

The Vanguard on Tuesday met with several of the researchers on the DJUSD study: How Does the AIM Program Affect Student Outcomes in the Davis Joint Unified School District? Following the report, the authors were asked to submit frequently asked questions about the AIM Study, but the follow up does not appear to have...

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Physician Assisted End of Life Bill Reintroduced to California Legislature

Aug 19, 2015
Physician Assisted End of Life Bill Reintroduced to California Legislature

Senator Lois Wolk, on Tuesday, joined a coalition of legislators seeking to reintroduce legislation regarding the End of Life Option Act in the Assembly Extraordinary Session.  Modeled after the original legislation known as Senate Bill (SB) 128, this bill AB X2-15, authored by Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes-Eggman, Assemblyman Luis Alejo and Assemblyman Mark Stone, will...

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District to Take Conversation About Later Start Times to Facebook

Aug 19, 2015
District to Take Conversation About Later Start Times to Facebook

Back in February, the DJUSD school board instructed Superintendent Winfred Roberson Superintendent to appoint a committee formed for the purposes of recommending an implementation plan that would adjust the start times for all DJUSD Junior and Senior High schools. The direction began a community conversation around the importance of sleep for teens. Associate Superintendent...

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Broken-Window Theory Put in Question

Aug 19, 2015
Broken-Window Theory Put in Question

by Bernard E. Harcourt In an effort to rehabilitate the broken-windows theory, George Kelling recently distanced himself from the tragic deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and others, chalking them to “poor policing.” In a post titled “Don’t Blame My ‘Broken Windows’ Theory For Poor Policing”, Kelling maintains that his theory was never meant...

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Analyzing More Research on Best Practices for Identifying AIM Students

Aug 18, 2015
Analyzing More Research on Best Practices for Identifying AIM Students

Yesterday, we looked into a 2011 article from Frank Worrell and Jesse Erwin, researchers at UC Berkeley in 2011, who among other things developed a 15-point checklist for identifying students. Today we look into two articles recommended by the school district, one of which seeks to discuss “The Hope Scale,” while the other talks...

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Seed Central Managing Director: Seed Central is a Catalyst for Region’s Growth in Seed, Food and Agriculture Excellence

Seed Central Managing Director: Seed Central is a Catalyst for Region’s Growth in Seed, Food and Agriculture Excellence

by Leanna Sweha Seed Central is an initiative of UC Davis and the online news service SeedQuest. Its mission is to help grow the region’s seed industry. Since 2010, Seed Central has been facilitating communication and research collaboration between the industry and UC Davis. Francois Korn, Seed Central’s Managing Director, calls the initiative a...

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Wolk Receives Endorsement from Torlakson

Wolk Receives Endorsement from Torlakson

On Monday, Davis Mayor Dan Wolk announced in a press release that he has received the endorsement of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson in his race for the 4th Assembly District. Torlakson joins dozens of local leaders in supporting Wolk and is the first statewide official to endorse in the race. “I...

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Monday Morning Thoughts II: Returning to Basics on the Community Discussions on the Innovation Park

Aug 17, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts II: Returning to Basics on the Community Discussions on the Innovation Park

In case you were out of town and missed it, the draft EIR from the Mace Ranch Innovation Center was released late on Thursday. The developer’s press release focused on the housing alternative, leading with the title: “Mace Ranch Innovation Center Report Concludes Housing Alternative Reduces Environmental Impacts.” They went on to state, “A...

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Analysis: What Are Some Best Practices for Identifying Students for AIM?

Aug 17, 2015
Analysis: What Are Some Best Practices for Identifying Students for AIM?

Over the summer, the Vanguard has worked hard to continue to drill down a bit deeper into the discussion on the AIM program. One of the critical questions has been how the district currently selects AIM students – and, despite all of our conversations, we may still not be at the bottom of that...

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Monday Morning Thoughts: Do Whites Really Want to Be Part of the Race Conversation?

Aug 17, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts: Do Whites Really Want to Be Part of the Race Conversation?

I found myself reading Debra DeAngelo’s column this weekend, which is probably something I should not do. But the topic: “Whites want to join the Black Lives Matter conversation, but we’re afraid to.” As someone who has been part of the conversation for years – quite frankly, I was taken aback by her theme....

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