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Davis Vanguard
Vote for Students or the Teachers Union this November

Vote for Students or the Teachers Union this November

By Jeff Boone One of the most important California political races this November is the election of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.  In one corner is the California Teachers Union (CTA)-supported Democrat incumbent Tom Torlakson.  In the other corner is another Democrat, Marshall Tuck, a former charter school executive from Los Angeles. Tuck...

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Whos Cooking School Lunch
The big meet farmers moment…is coming

The big meet farmers moment…is coming

What’s going on? Farm to School is on the move, but not really happening as much as some school food service directors would like. Join Dominic Machi, Director, Nutrition Services at Davis Joint Unified School District, and other key leaders … Continue reading

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Whos Cooking School Lunch
CA Specialty Crops: A Guide to Their Use in School Lunch

CA Specialty Crops: A Guide to Their Use in School Lunch

California Specialty Crops – think tomatoes, cabbage, pears, celery, lettuce – in short, just about every fruit, vegetable and nut you can imagine – are featured here in a new guidebook to using them in school lunch. California is the … Continue reading

Davis Vanguard
Vanguard Question #2: Common Core

Oct 3, 2014

In the second of five weekly questions, the Vanguard asked: What do you know of Common Core?  How is Common Core being implemented in Davis?  What do you think should be done to further implement Common Core in Davis? Chuck Rairdan: Common Core is a distinct move away from the more rote-based modes of...

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Banana Moments
Tools to prevent cyberbullying for kids and parents

Sep 29, 2014
Tools to prevent cyberbullying for kids and parents

There are cyber device settings and apps that parents and kids can deploy as a part of your anti-bully strategy. The aim is to create boundaries in the cyber tools and in your child’s own hearts and minds embrace the correct thinking and actions in confronting a bully mentality. The most important thing parents...

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Choice: It’s What Makes Life Full of Possibility

Sep 29, 2014
Choice: It’s What Makes Life Full of Possibility

Choice. If I had to choose one word I’ve used over and over in parenting and teaching, it would be choice. I learned early on as a parent that simply saying ‘no’ over and over had no lasting effect; if I really wanted something to happen – especially with any sort of chance that...

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Davis Vanguard
Special Commentary: Unaddressed Problems For Child of Color in DJUSD

Sep 29, 2014

In the last week, the Vanguard asked the school board candidates to respond to a question on whether they believe there is an achievement gap and what concrete steps there are to address the achievement gap. To their credit, the six candidates who answered the question and the two candidates who provided expanded remarks...

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Whos Cooking School Lunch
Chef Dominic Machi, Director of DJUSD Student Nutrition Services in Top 10 in National Contest

Chef Dominic Machi, Director of DJUSD Student Nutrition Services in Top 10 in National Contest

DJUSD’s Dominic Machi, recently featured here on Who’s Cooking School Lunch, places in top 10 of national school recipe contest. Sept 21, 2014 Chef Dominic Machi, Director of DJUSD Student Nutrition Services, has embraced the opportunity to source more seasonal … Continue reading

Banana Moments
The role of parents in confronting the bully at school

Sep 22, 2014
The role of parents in confronting the bully at school

Back to school is a time of excitement as well as insecurity and uncertainty. And in the cyber social realm, where it is easy to be mean, the cyberbully phenomenon surfaces as a topic of concern and conversation. While bullying is not new, the level of hostility and persistent invasiveness that mobile connectivity inspires...

Placer County Online
Three-Term Rocklin School Board Member Steve Paul Not Seeking Re-Election

ROCKLIN – Three-term Rocklin School Board member Steve Paul, who has served as the Rocklin Unified School District expanded from 7,500 students to over 11,000 students, will not be seeking a fourth term in November. Paul said he decided it was a good time to transition off the School Board and get involved in...

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