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California Political News and Views
“Common Core” (Dumbing Down Education to Obama Standards) Adds $113 Million to Unions and Special Interest in LAUSD

  New national standards pump extra $113 million into LA Unified Annie Gilbertson, KPCC,  8/19/13 Common Core works to standardize learning goals across state lines. The Los Angeles Unified School District will soon have an extra wad of cash on h...

California Political News and Views
Rich Buy Good Private Education/Quality Private Health Care—Poor Get Government and Union Run Systems

  Medicine for the 1 percent: MD² opens Menlo Park “concierge” practice for wealthy Chris Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 8/20/13 If you’re willing to spend $18,000 per year for highly personalized primary medical care, MD...

Whos Cooking School Lunch
Sanger’s Good Food Cheerleader – Rita Macias

Sanger’s Good Food Cheerleader – Rita Macias

RITA MACIAS, FOOD SERVICE 3, WASHINGTON ACADEMIC MIDDLE SCHOOL SANGER, CA Origin: Sanger, CA “born and raised” Rita Macias, a full-time assistant cook at the Sanger Washington Academic Middle School (WAMS) is the kind of positive thinker that is helping … Continue reading

Buckhorn Road
An allegory of a certain war

Aug 19, 2013

I was just going through some old papers of mine from my classroom, and I came across this gem.  See if you can figure out who is who in this scenario, and which war it is. I will decode it for you at the end if you need the help:For years, Gilber...

California Political News and Views
“Rich” Government School Districts have $$ Cut—Districts With “Poor” Students Get Extra $$

  California upends school funding to give poor kids a boost Alan Greenblatt, NPR,  8/19/13 Second-grade teacher Vickie Boudouris goes over a worksheet in an English-learner summer school class at the Cordova Villa Elementary School in June, in R...

California Political News and Views
Poway Schools Rely On Mello-Roos Tax Machine For Lunches, Signs And Old School Repairs

  Poway Schools Rely On Mello-Roos Tax Machine For Lunches, Signs And Old School Repairs Joanne Faryon inewsource, KPBS,  8/19/13 SAN DIEGO — Mello-Roos taxes, paid by homeowners in new developments, are a virtual ATM for the Poway Unified Sch...

Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary II: Did Davis School Board Panic Unnecessarily on the Parcel Tax?

Aug 18, 2013
Sunday Commentary II: Did Davis School Board Panic Unnecessarily on the Parcel Tax?

Given the Severability Clause, the District Should Have Taken this to Court: On Thursday the school board quietly, before school started made a huge change to the parcel tax in hopes of warding off a legal challenge. Measure E was passed by voters on ...

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FOX40
Crews Contain Fire near Union Mine High School

Aug 16, 2013
Crews Contain Fire near Union Mine High School

EL DORADO COUNTY—

Cal Fire officials say they have fully contained a fire burning near Union Mine High School late Friday afternoon.

The fire managed to scorch 116 acres and destroy one home before 100% containment was reached.

Multiple outbuildings …


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Fire Reported near Union Mine High School, Prompting Evacuations

Aug 16, 2013
Fire Reported near Union Mine High School, Prompting Evacuations

breakingnewsEL DORADO COUNTY-

Cal Fire officials say a fire was reported Friday afternoon near Union Mine High School in El Dorado.

The fire has burned about 50 acres and has prompted neighbors to evacuate their homes. Between 30 and 40 …


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Vacaville High School Freshmen Leapfrogging to College

Aug 15, 2013

VACAVILLE–

It was the first day of class for the Vacaville Unified School District. But for the first time, about fifty high school freshmen left class early to attend classes at a satellite campus of Solano Community College.

They’re enrolled …


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