Education

Banana Moments
Preparing for internet porn and sex in the social network

Jun 12, 2014
Preparing for internet porn and sex in the social network

Internet porn and sexting is about power and control in the realm of hearts and minds; it is about human exploitation which is glorified on and off line in popular culture and in cyber-powered peer communities. These are adult issues because they evoke primal emotion that can be challenging to tame at any age,...

Banana Moments
How to advocate for the education of the modern child: It’s personal

Jun 12, 2014
How to advocate for the education of the modern child: It’s personal

When my sons were in grade school, they each in their own way declared that their academic education was the teacher’s job, not mine. And just as my children were arguing for a sacred division of labor between parents and teachers, I explained with divine confidence that there could be no doubt that their...

Capitol Alert
California teacher firing bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown

Jun 12, 2014
California teacher firing bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown

Against the backdrop of a ruling declaring California's teacher dismissal rules unconstitutional, the Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown legislation speeding the teacher firing process. Years of wrangling and failed...

FOX40
Local Educators Concerned by Teacher Tenure Ruling

Jun 11, 2014

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The Los Angeles court ruling that says that teacher seniority and tenure are no longer sacred cows is having a immediate impact on the teaching community.

While still in the shadows of a recession, the notion of a job …


Eduskeptic
Tenure still under attack

Jun 11, 2014
Tenure still under attack

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge, Rolf Treu, issued a tentative decision in a lawsuit known as Vergara vs. California, regarding tenure rules in California. In his tentative decision, Treu found in favor of Vergara. Headlines in several newspapers read ‘Tenure Rules Unconstitutional in California” or some variation of that. It is important to...

Davis Vanguard
Vergara Ruling Puts Tenure on Notice

Jun 11, 2014
Vergara Ruling Puts Tenure on Notice

It was a national headline making decision issued by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu whose ruling overturn five state statutes giving California teachers firing protections and rights to tenure and seniority. The suit was filed by Students Matter, backed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch. Students Matter is supported by Michelle...

Whos Cooking School Lunch
Fresh Fish Tacos for School Lunch in Monterey’s Bay to Tray Program

Fresh Fish Tacos for School Lunch in Monterey’s Bay to Tray Program

Update on Monterey Penninsula School District – Special Post from Jenn Gerard, Director of Nutrition Services  Monterey Pennisula School District is excited to offer students locally caught and freshly prepared Fish Tacos with a Cilantro Coleslaw for lunch as part of … Continue reading

Capitol Alert
California judge declares teacher employment rules unconstitutional

Jun 10, 2014
California judge declares teacher employment rules unconstitutional

In a decision that could reverberate through the nation's largest network of public schools, a Los Angeles judge has declared some key California teacher employment rules unconstitutional. The decision by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf T...

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Davis Vanguard
Common Core and Education in Davis

Jun 10, 2014
Common Core and Education in Davis

by Blair Howard The contracts that public school educators operate under are often broad and offer many protections for educators. Yet, for all of the processes that a contract puts into place, the district has a great deal of control over what we teach, how we teach it, and where we teach it. The...

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The Sacramento Bee
Laguna Creek students prep boat for Monaco race

Laguna Creek students prep boat for Monaco race

Inside a brightly lit Laguna Creek High School trailer, Griffin Henderson was hard at work last week putting the final touches on a boat he said was “designed to cut through water with a knife.”


Left to right, Quinn Meyer, Griffen Henderson, Duke Vang, Molly Kelly, driver, Kyle Kashe and...

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