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Davis Vanguard
Board to Monitor Achievement Gap Progress

Nov 1, 2016
Board to Monitor Achievement Gap Progress

By Nicholas von Wettberg It should be an eventful next few weeks for the Davis school board, which meets on Thursday at the Community Chambers. One of the action/discussion items on the meeting agenda is a presentation report, by way of Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) staff, about closing the achievement and opportunity...

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VIDEO: Life of Refugees in Sacramento

Oct 31, 2016
VIDEO: Life of Refugees in Sacramento

During this election year, the subject of refugees has been brought up many times. But does the average American know what the life of refugees in this country is actually like? This video intends to shed some light on the subject.

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: District Fumbles AIM Testing Snafu

Oct 30, 2016
Sunday Commentary: District Fumbles AIM Testing Snafu

Earlier this week, a parent sent in a letter to the Vanguard.  The parent was clearly unhappy both that a large number of students had their OLSAT tests invalidated it appeared because of inconsistent handling of tests. As the parent notes, “DJUSD gave schools incorrect instructions by handing out scan-tron answer-sheets, which are inconsistent...

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Davis Vanguard
Letters in Support of Bob Poppenga For School Board

Letters in Support of Bob Poppenga For School Board

7 reasons to vote for Poppenga These are seven reasons why I am voting for Bob Poppenga for the Davis school board: Bob would be the only scientist on the school board. A 21st-century school board needs expertise in diverse disciplines to prepare our children for their futures. Bob has two daughters enrolled in...

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Davis Vanguard
Letter: Deeply Concerned by AIM/GATE Test Debacle

Letter: Deeply Concerned by AIM/GATE Test Debacle

by Shun “Sean” Yao I am deeply troubled and frustrated by the recent AIM-test debacle. On 9/27, DJUSD administered OLSAT, an AIM/GATE test for third-graders. OLSAT contains 65 questions, is 40-minute long, and students write answers in testbooks. DJUSD gave schools incorrect instructions by handing out scan-tron answer-sheets, which are inconsistent with testbooks and...

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Teacher Tips To Communicate With Parents – And Vice Versa

Oct 19, 2016

Teachers, how do you communicate with parents? Are you leveraging pro-active communication, or waiting until ‘something happens’ to make your first contact (definitely not ideal). I know a large part of the education workforce is comprised of ‘digital immigrants’, but with a little time and motivation, all teachers can (and should) utilize technology to...

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It’s Time To Let Donald Trump Be The Poster Boy For Rape Culture

Oct 13, 2016

“I’ve gotta use some tic tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” Donald Trump says….“And when you’re a star they let you do it,”…“Grab them by the pussy,” Donald Trump says. “You can do anything.” Like so many of us, Donald Trump’s statement made my stomach churn. It made my mouth drop open...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: It Is All About the Kids

Oct 13, 2016
Commentary: It Is All About the Kids

My long time readers have no doubt read this account a few times, but it bears repeating as there is an update to the end of the story.  It was six years ago back in August when my nephew moved in with us, just a few days away from turning seven and entering first...

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Davis Vanguard
District Presents Achievement Gap Update to Board

District Presents Achievement Gap Update to Board

By Nicholas von Wettberg At the Davis School Board meeting on Thursday night, Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) Superintendent Dr. John Bowes said that, heading into the current school year, one of the district’s three major goals was to focus on the achievement and opportunity gap. Efforts gained steam in January, when the...

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A Truth About Obesity

Oct 7, 2016
A Truth About Obesity

The black plague has killed more than fifty million people. By conservative estimate, that would be one out of every ten American dead. But that was over six hundred years ago in Europe. Today is the modern world and many people have access to quality health care. America has abundances in food, so much...

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