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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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Davis Vanguard
Guest Commentary: Self-Contained GATE Is Needed

Aug 15, 2015
Guest Commentary: Self-Contained GATE Is Needed

By Don Shor The Davis school board is about to consider significant changes to the gifted education program. They have eliminated private testing. They may change the types and qualifying levels of the tests used to identify gifted students. And they may change from a self-contained program to a program of differentiated instruction where...

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Davis Vanguard
Carrell Report on District AIM Program Updated

Aug 14, 2015
Carrell Report on District AIM Program Updated

The school district has released an updated report from UC Davis researchers Scott Carrell, et al, who conducted a study analyzing the impact of the AIM program on students in and outside of the program.  Based on requests following the presentation on June 4, they have released an update which includes a discussion of...

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Davis Vanguard
Analysis: Data Can Answer Key Questions About AIM Identification But District Has to Be Transparent

Aug 13, 2015
Analysis: Data Can Answer Key Questions About AIM Identification But District Has to Be Transparent

On Monday, based on conversations that the Vanguard had with key members of the community and a review of the reports by Tobin White and Scott Carrell, the Vanguard noted among other things that 331 of 492 retested through TONI (Test of Nonverbal Intelligence) had no risk factors at all. Since then, the Vanguard...

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Davis Vanguard
More on AIM Identification in Response to Yesterday’s Column

Aug 11, 2015
More on AIM Identification in Response to Yesterday’s Column

In yesterday’s column (“The AIM Puzzle: The Problem of Identification”), we presented some of the concerns about the AIM identification process as laid out by people who spoke with the Vanguard, as well what was laid out by Tobin White and Scott Carrell in their respective reports. However, some have argued that this is...

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Banana Moments
Setting expectations for the use of mobile devices in the classroom

Aug 10, 2015
Setting expectations for the use of mobile devices in the classroom

Cyber Safety for Families with Joanna and Jodie on The Fish Family Morning Show 103.9FM

John Fleishman is the Assistant Superintendent of Technology Services for the SCOE. “The more we can encourage students to make positive, responsible use of the Internet and mobile devices, the more cyber safe they...<br /><a href=

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Summer Isn’t Just For Vacation

Aug 10, 2015

Growing. Trusting. Dreaming (big). Discovering. Feeling alive. Blooming. The verbs jump from the calendar as I turn the page to August. Yes, yes, yes! Kelly Rae Roberts may not be a classroom teacher, but her artwork aligns with exactly what I’m feeling this month as I transition away from my only school-free days (July) and...

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Davis Vanguard
The AIM Puzzle: The Problem of Identification

Aug 10, 2015
The AIM Puzzle: The Problem of Identification

In the last few weeks, we have been asking a series of questions attempting to better understand the complaints against the current GATE/AIM system and potential ways forward that could gain both community and board support. Recently we had a chance to walk through some of the problems of GATE/AIM identification. Here we pull...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Why Push STEM While Pulling Back on AIM?

Aug 9, 2015
Sunday Commentary: Why Push STEM While Pulling Back on AIM?

On Thursday Superintendent Winfred Roberson laid out a bold view of the future. The Mission of DJUSD “is that we would be a leading center of educational innovation.” It is a bold vision, but for the first time in some time, there is a sense of a vision for the future of education that...

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Davis Vanguard
DJUSD Looks to Its Own Innovation

Aug 8, 2015
DJUSD Looks to Its Own Innovation

The school district is in the process of creating an advisory team for Career Technical Education (CTE) and Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) curriculum. As Superintendent Winfred Roberson explained on Thursday, “Part of the mission of DJUSD is that we would be a leading center of educational innovation.” He sees CTE and STEM...

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