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Year 2014

Stories about extraordinary students, teachers, and schools, as well as teachers' best practices to help their students achieve California's world-class standards.

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July

How Oakland's public schools are fighting to save black boys [http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/how-oaklands-public-schools-are-fighting-save-black-boys] External link opens in new window or tab.
MSNBC — July 15, 2014

124 students take part in migrant summer school [http://www.sacbee.com/2014/07/12/6551381/124-students-take-part-in-migrant.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
Sacramento Bee — July 12, 2014

SFUSD cuts student suspension rate in half [http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sfusd-cuts-student-suspension-rate-in-half/Content?oid=2841429] External link opens in new window or tab.
San Francisco Examiner — July 3, 2014

Valedictorian meets some of her classmates for 1st time [http://www.mantecabulletin.com/section/42/article/109554/] External link opens in new window or tab.
Manteca Bulletin — July 2, 2014

Junior inventor invigorates school's science program [http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jul/03/whiz-kid-boosts-school-science-program/] External link opens in new window or tab.
San Diego Union Tribune — July 3, 2014

Can art help students learn science and other subjects? A look at an unusual teaching method [http://www.scpr.org/blogs/education/2014/07/07/16960/can-art-help-students-learn-science-and-other-subj/] External link opens in new window or tab.
KPCC — July 7, 2014

West Sacramento's preschool program a model for state [http://www.sacbee.com/2014/07/03/6533021/west-sacramentos-preschool-program.html#mi_rss=Our%20Region] External link opens in new window or tab.
Sacramento Bee — July 3, 2014

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June

SCHOOLS: Dual language immersion classes expand in Riverside district [http://www.pe.com/articles/immersion-696325-dual-school.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
Riverside Press-Enterprise — June 16, 2014

BCS celebrates 10 years, state recognition [http://www.losaltosonline.com/news/sections/schools/210-school-features/47643-] External link opens in new window or tab.
Los Altos Town Crier — June 4, 2014

James Logan student overcomes tragedies to reach state track meet [http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_25893859/james-logan-student-overcomes-tragedies-reach-state-track] External link opens in new window or tab.
Contra Costa Times — June 3, 2014

Folsom student finds path through hardship, earns full ride to Princeton [http://www.sacbee.com/2014/06/04/6455551/folsom-student-finds-path-through.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
Sacramento Bee — June 4, 2014

Teen entrepreneurs spurring social change [http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/Jun/02/wit-teen-entrepreneurs-spur-social-change/?#article-copy] External link opens in new window or tab.
San Diego Union Tribune — June 2, 2014

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May

Twin Rivers School District Honored [http://www.kfbk.com/articles/kfbk-news-461777/twin-rivers-school-district-honored-12325016/] External link opens in new window or tab.
KFBK Radio — May 6, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2013-14 Title I Academic Achievement Award Schools [http://www.imperialvalleynews.com/index.php/news/california-news/8555-state-schools-chief-tom-torlakson-announces-2013-14-title-i-academic-achievement-award-schools.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
Imperial Valley News — May 5, 2014

Yucaipa school employee named one of top six in state [http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/social-affairs/20140501/yucaipa-school-employee-named-one-of-top-six-in-state] External link opens in new window or tab.
Redlands Daily Facts — May 1, 2014

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April

 

State honors 27 Sacramento-area elementary schools [http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/30/6367599/state-honors-27-sacramento-area.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
Sacramento Bee — April 30, 2014

California names Distinguished Schools [http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_25669766/california-names-distinguished-schools] External link opens in new window or tab.
Contra Costa Times — April 30, 2014

13 area schools named 'California Distinguished Schools' [http://www.dailybulletin.com/social-affairs/20140430/13-area-schools-named-california-distinguished-schools] External link opens in new window or tab.
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin — April 30, 2014

Sunnyvale school wins honor for innovative scheduling and program [http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_25662105/sunnyvale-school-winds-honor-innovative-scheduling-and-program] External link opens in new window or tab.
Contra Costa Times — April 29, 2014

El Camino Real Charter High School wins national academic decathlon [http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-el-camino-real-charter-high-school-wins-national-academic-decathlon-20140426-story.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
Los Angeles Times — April 26, 2014

California's National Green Ribbon Schools [http://www.imperialvalleynews.com/index.php/news/california-news/8296-state-schools-chief-tom-torlakson-congratulates-california-s-national-green-ribbon-schools.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
Imperial Valley News — April 22, 2014

Three California Schools win national Green Ribbon awards [http://edsource.org/2014/three-california-schools-win-national-green-ribbon-awards/61238] External link opens in new window or tab.
EdSource — April 22, 2014

U.S. Department of Education awards San Domenico for going green [http://www.pacificsun.com/news/u-s-department-of-education-awards-san-domenico-for-going/article_12f588d8-ca6e-11e3-b144-0017a43b2370.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
Pacific Sun — April 22, 2014

2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Award Winners [http://www.greenschools.net/article.php?id=513] External link opens in new window or tab.
Green Schools Initiative — April 22, 2014

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March

 

Teachers make house calls to improve performance [https://www.cabinetreport.com/curriculum-instruction/teachers-make-house-calls-to-improve-performance] External link opens in new window or tab.
Cabinet Report — March 31, 2014

California Education Department names two Long Beach schools 'Green Achievers' [http://www.presstelegram.com/social-affairs/20140327/california-education-department-names-two-long-beach-schools-green-achievers] External link opens in new window or tab.
Riverside Press Enterprise — March 27, 2014

San Diego School Bucks Trend, Hires Music Teacher for Common Core [http://newamericamedia.org/2014/03/for-san-diego-school-music-class-key-to-common-core.php] External link opens in new window or tab.
New American Media — March 25, 2014

El Camino Real Charter High wins state's 2014 Academic Decathlon [http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-lausd-decathlon-20140324,0,7836643.story#ixzz2x0lMbUG8] External link opens in new window or tab.
Los Angeles Times — March 23, 2014

El Camino Real Charter High wins state's 2014 Academic Decathlon [http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-lausd-decathlon-20140324,0,7836643.story#ixzz2x0lMbUG8] External link opens in new window or tab.
Los Angeles Times — March 23, 2014

S.F. schools give students second chance at breakfast [http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/S-F-schools-give-students-second-chance-at-5339425.php] External link opens in new window or tab.
San Francisco Chronicle — March 22, 2014

Message to girls: You can be good in math, too [http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/local/grade/x2027868434/Message-to-girls-You-can-be-good-in-math-too] External link opens in new window or tab.
Bakersfield Californian — March 21, 2014

Teens from Concord and San Francisco collaborate in Iron Chef-style healthy cooking challenge [http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_25362773/teens-from-concord-and-san-francisco-collaborate-iron] External link opens in new window or tab.
Contra Costa Times — March 17, 2014

Linked learning promotes grad rates if not test scores [https://www.cabinetreport.com/curriculum-instruction/linked-learning-promotes-grad-rates-if-not-test-scores] External link opens in new window or tab.
Cabinet Report — March 5, 2014

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February

High school students become science teachers for a day [http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/local/grade/x493446945/High-school-students-become-science-teachers-for-a-day] External link opens in new window or tab.
Bakersfield Californian — February 27, 2014

Six Bay Area campuses named 'Model Continuation High Schools' [http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_25225853/six-bay-area-campuses-named-model-continuation-high] External link opens in new window or tab.
Contra Costa Times — February 26, 2014

State Designates Bowman a Model Continuation School [http://scvnews.com/2014/02/25/state-designates-bowman-a-model-continuation-school/] External link opens in new window or tab.
Santa Clarita Valley News — February 25, 2014

State deems Lopez Continuation a model alternative school [http://santamariatimes.com/news/local/education/lopez-continuation-named-one-of-california-s-model-alternative-schools/article_cb5f1368-9e85-11e3-9c80-001a4bcf887a.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
Santa Maria Times — February 26, 2014

Aurora High School in Calexico, Desert Valley High School in Brawley named 2014 model continuation high schools by state Department of Education [http://www.ivpressonline.com/news/local/aurora-high-school-in-calexico-desert-valley-high-school-in/article_8ab76304-9eaa-11e3-a9a1-0017a43b2370.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
Imperial Valley Press — February 26, 2014

Oakland middle school's 9-hour school day is model program [http://edsource.org/today/2014/oakland-middle-schools-9-hour-school-day-is-model-program/57269] External link opens in new window or tab.
EdSource — February 9, 2014

Sacramento area science wunderkind gets national recognition [http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/09/6140706/sacramento-area-science-wunderkind.html#storylink=cpy] External link opens in new window or tab.
Sacramento Bee — February 9, 2014

S.J. sixth-graders master computer coding [http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140207/A_NEWS/402070317] External link opens in new window or tab.
Stockton Record — February 7, 2014

Encinitas Union School District Nominated For Green Schools Competition [http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/feb/06/san-diego-green-schools/] External link opens in new window or tab.
KPBS — February 6, 2014

San Anselmo school nominated for national sustainability award [http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_25081111/san-anselmo-school-nominated-national-sustainability-award] External link opens in new window or tab.
Marin Independent Journal — February 6, 2014

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January

LAUSD schools for special-needs students take a more vocational bent [http://www.presstelegram.com/social-affairs/20140118/lausd-schools-for-special-needs-students-take-a-more-vocational-bent] External link opens in new window or tab.
Long Beach Press-Telegram — January 18, 2014

Hayward truants targeted in business campaign [http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_24936764/hayward-truants-targeted-business-campaign] External link opens in new window or tab.
Inside Bay Area — January 17, 2014

Turlock teacher wins national acclaim [http://www.modbee.com/2014/01/14/3134503/turlock-teacher-wins-national.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
Modesto Bee — January 14, 2014

Cerritos Elementary hits education milestone [http://www.glendalenewspress.com/news/tn-gnp-cerritos-elementary-hits-education-milestone-20140107,0,4835749.story] External link opens in new window or tab.
Glendale News-Press — January 7, 2014

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