Hunger – It’s a piercing feeling that can turn you inside out, especially if there’s no way to slake the need.In Vacaville, the community has mobilized to keep kids from experiencing the yearning.
The game may not be completely over for Solano Community College’s football team.In the wake of the college board’s controversial vote to eliminate both the football and the aquatics programs, efforts are in the works to raise money to keep both going, officials said.
Julian Delgadillo didn’t necessarily like the crowd.”I get nervous,” said the 11-year-old sixth-grader from Solano Middle School.
Still, that didn’t stop Julian from beaming Thursday afternoon when he got a certificate celebrating his 3.1 grade point average, one of 151 awards presented to the sixth-grade class.
FAIRFIELD — About 300 students at Grange Middle School took part Thursday in a college and career fair in the school’s gymnasium.
FAIRFIELD — All of the Fairfield-Suisun School District’s bus drivers and many more classified workers will soon receive layoff notices.
The school board voted 7-0 Thursday evening to send notices to 84 full-time-equivalent classified workers. One union member said that is more than 100 people.
By Donna Beth Weilenman, Staff Reporter
Solano Community College police temporarily requested a shelter-in-place on the school’s Fairfield campus Thursday afternoon after receiving a report of a gunman in a parking lot, Chief Steven Dawson said.
California has the capacity to provide middle school students with an excellent science education.
The vast majority of its science teachers majored in the subjects they teach. Most classrooms are equipped with the basics for science instruction. One prominent think tank rated the state’s science standards the best in the nation. And even amid budget cuts, most science teachers have continued to pursue and receive additional training.
California State University leaders are in a tough spot. They strive to maintain quality and keep education affordable, even though Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democratic-controlled Legislature have cut the CSU budget and threaten deeper reductions.
FAIRFIELD – The Solano County Elementary Spelling Bee will be held at the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center on Wednesday, March 28, starting at 6:00 p.m. To date, there are 38 student representatives from Solano County public and private schools competing this year.
The Vallejo school board approved $5.6 million in cuts Wednesday, paving the way for higher class sizes and other changes next year.
by David DeBolt
FAIRFIELD — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson appointed Travis School District Superintendent Kate Wren Gavlak as the state’s representative on an interstate commission.
FAIRFIELD — A public hearing is scheduled Thursday for the school district’s initial proposal to its unions.
The percentage of California educators reaching retirement age is rising rapidly, while the number of newly credentialed teachers has decreased for the seventh year in a row, new reports show.
At Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School, students are taught lessons every week in a combination of Spanish, English and Mandarin. The public school, which has more than 400 students on its wait list, is hoping to eventually add a fourth language, the principal says, to better prepare pupils for the global economy.
I just had the pleasure of chaperoning the 25th year of Fourth grade students from Mary Farmar Elementary School’s outdoor education program completing an overnight field trip to Fort Ross on the beautiful California coast off Highway 1. We had a beautiful weekend at the Fort, with sunny skies, a gorgeous starry sky at night, and lots of wildlife for the students to view.
If the reaction of kids and teachers is any indication the new Common Core State Standards adopted late last year by Benicia Unified School District will be a boon to students and educators throughout the district.
By Jill Ray
THERE HAS BEEN QUITE A BIT of confusion in our community and in the media regarding the drop-dead date to pink-slip personnel in Benicia Unified School District.
By Keri Luiz, Assistant Editor
Benicia Unified School District teachers are gearing up for the transition to a set of statewide standards in English and math.
California adopted the Common Core State Standards, or CCSS, in 2010, and districts statewide were given until the 2014-15 school year to adopt the program.
President Obama has called community colleges “the unsung heroes of America’s education system.” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said, “no other system of higher education in the world does so much to provide access and second-chance opportunities as our community colleges.” Yet community colleges can’t catch a break.
The California Federation of Teachers has stopped collecting signatures for its Millionaires Tax, throwing its full effort into an expensive race against time to qualify an initiative it negotiated last week with Gov. Jerry Brown.