SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today congratulated the Collaborative Mentoring Program at Kastner Intermediate School in Fresno as the recipient of the 2015 Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning (GOAL).
“I commend Kastner Intermediate School for implementing this innovative, inspiring partnership that benefits both special education students and general education students,” Torlakson said. “This program reminds us of how important it is important to value the abilities of all our students and provide them with the support that allows them to achieve optimal success.”
The announcement was made at today’s meeting of the California Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) held in Sacramento.
“It is an honor and pleasure to announce this year’s GOAL winner,” said Commissioner and Chair of the GOAL award committee Nancy Portillo. “Their creative and inspirational peer mentoring model is truly an inclusive program that provides opportunities for students to learn and grow together.”