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Delta College SkillsUSA Students win Eight Medals at State Championships!

Delta College SkillsUSA Students win Eight Medals at State Championships!

(Stockton)
Congratulations to Delta College's SkillsUSA team for their outstanding achievement at the State Championships in San Diego (April 4-7).

It turned out to be another extremely successful championship event  for Delta College competitors. Four Delta students received gold medals for their trade and technical skills proficiency. In addition, Delta's two silver and two bronze award winners are eligible to compete at the SkillsUSA National Championships in Kansas City, Mo., June 24-28.

Congratualtions are also in order for Renata Zapara, who was selected as California State SkillsUSA Secretary for 2013-14. Renata was co-winner of the Promotional Board Gold Medal with Brenda Perez at the SkillsUSA National Championships in 2012.

SJCOE hosts California State Elementary Spelling Bee

SJCOE hosts California State Elementary Spelling Bee

San Joaquin County Office of Education is hosting the 2013 California State Elementary Spelling Bee, the third State Bee hosted at SJCOE.

California Community Colleges Launch Student Success Scorecard

California Community Colleges Launch Student Success Scorecard

(Stockton)

San Joaquin Delta College officials and representatives from 112 other community colleges released the first Student Success Scorecard on Tuesday, April 9, with college officials applauding the state law that established the groundbreaking new student accountability performance tool.

“The scorecard represents one of the crowning pieces of reform outlined in the 2012 Student Success Act,” said Superintendent/President Kathy Hart.  “We are proud of the transparency the scorecard provides to our students and the greater public, and we intend to use the data to help us identify areas where we can improve programs and services for our students.”

Major findings in the first annual scorecard for Delta College indicate that:

EGUSD Virtual Academy now accepting registration for 2013-2014 school year

EGUSD Virtual Academy now accepting registration for 2013-2014 school year

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) Virtual Academy is now accepting registration for kindergarten through 8th grade students for the 2013-2014 school year. The online academy is open to students living in Sacramento, Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter and Yolo counties.

The EGUSD Virtual Academy offers an innovative learning experience for the 21st century student. This free online academy allows students in kindergarten through 8th grade to experience teaching and learning from virtually anywhere a computer will take them. All courses are aligned to the State of California’s standards and benchmarks and have a strong emphasis on building skills and critical thinking.

Calif. to propose new student achievement testing

Calif. to propose new student achievement testing

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's top education official is expected to unveil a new system of student achievement testing on Tuesday.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson was tasked by the state Legislature last year to revamp the state's bank of standardized tests that measure student progress in English language arts and math and qualify high school students for graduation.

The proposed new testing comes as the state starts phasing in new national curriculum standards known as Common Core State Standards. The emphasis of the new testing will be on critical thinking and problem solving skills that will be aligned with Common Core's focus.

The proposal is the result of six months of meetings by a statewide taskforce that has held meetings around California gathering input from educators. 

The Associated Press