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Board Receives Update on AIM in Advance of Big September 17 Meeting

Aug 7, 2015
Board Receives Update on AIM in Advance of Big September 17 Meeting

In their first meeting back after a brief summer break, the DJUSD School Board, with Board President Alan Fernandes on vacation, heard a brief update from the Superintendent on what they have done and the plan going forward, ahead of what is expected to be a major policy decision at the September 17 meeting...

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Davis Vanguard
Another Class of Students Served by GATE?

Aug 5, 2015
Another Class of Students Served by GATE?

It was pointed out that in our discussions of GATE/AIM looking at two categories of students – the high achievers who do well in their coursework and the underachievers who are intelligent but not fulfilling their promise in the mainstream classroom, we have left out a third class of kids. Limiting AIM to only...

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Davis Vanguard
DJUSD Board to Have Brief Update on AIM

Aug 4, 2015

The DJUSD School board will have a meeting on Thursday with a brief update on the AIM process in advance of what is expected to be a major policy meeting on September 17. A letter dated July 30, 2015 from Superintendent Winfred Roberson to AIM teachers indicates, “I’ve received several emails from AIM teachers...

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Davis Vanguard
Analysis: What Jann Murray-Garcia Teaches Us on the GATE/AIM Issue

Aug 3, 2015
Analysis: What Jann Murray-Garcia Teaches Us on the GATE/AIM Issue

I want to start my analysis of her latest column by stating that, of all of the great people we have in the community, Jann Murray-Garcia ranks in my view at or very near the top in terms of those I admire. I have known her for over a decade and she has been...

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Davis Vanguard
Wolk Addresses Questions About His Assembly Candidacy

Aug 3, 2015
Wolk Addresses Questions About His Assembly Candidacy

With the announcement in mid-July that Bill Dodd would run for the State Senate, less than a year after he won his seat in the Assembly, the door was opened for candidates to fill his seat. Quickly emerging was Dan Wolk, the Mayor of Davis who finished third in the 2014 primary and two-time...

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Davis Vanguard
Diversity as a Guise for Inequality? Jann Murray-Garcia’s Take on GATE/AIM

Aug 2, 2015
Diversity as a Guise for Inequality? Jann Murray-Garcia’s Take on GATE/AIM

Today in her column, Jann Murray-Garcia reemerges in the GATE/AIM debate, laying out a history of her concerns about the program. As we continue our evaluation and analysis of the program, Dr. Murray-Garcia lays out these concerns from a different perspective. She writes that, back in 2002, “as president of a small community organization...

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Davis Vanguard
Don’t blame the Achievement Gap on AIM

Don’t blame the Achievement Gap on AIM

By Alicia Silva At the June 4th School Board Meeting, a group of researchers who had volunteered to analyze the district’s magnet programs gave a presentation on the AIM program. In their written report, they reported no statistically significant effect of the AIM program on STAR scores for students in the program or out...

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Davis Vanguard
Analysis: Who Should AIM Serve?

Jul 31, 2015
Analysis: Who Should AIM Serve?

As I speak to more and more people in and around the community about the current AIM program – one of the biggest questions which underlies issues such as AIM identification is who should AIM serve. The research that I have done has suggested that AIM or GATE programs seem to serve two distinct...

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Davis Vanguard
Does Self-Contained Program Have a Magic Number?

Jul 29, 2015
Does Self-Contained Program Have a Magic Number?

Among the questions we asked yesterday was – a re you concerned that the program is too large – and if so, what size would you prefer? We have had this discussion on the record with a number of people and we end up with some differing opinions here. One person said that studies...

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Davis Vanguard
What are the Concerns With the Current GATE/ AIM Program

Jul 28, 2015
What are the Concerns With the Current GATE/ AIM Program

The Vanguard has had a lot discussions with people in the community about the GATE/ AIM Program. At the point the sense seems to be while there are groups polarized within the community on the future of the program, it is not all that clear where the lines are drawn exactly. On the one...

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