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Robert Burris Elected Chairman of Board of Advisors for Drexel University Sacramento

 Robert Burris Elected Chairman of Board of Advisors for Drexel University Sacramento

Drexel University Sacramento announced today that Robert Burris has been elected Chairman of its Board of Advisors.

 

Burris, a Senior Vice President of the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization, will lead the 24-member board, which advises Drexel on its programs and plans for the future. He was elected as chairman by his peers on the Board of Advisors.

“Bob Burris is a tremendous ambassador for the Sacramento region and we are thrilled to have him take on this leadership role as Board chairman,” said Dr. Sandra Kirschenmann, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of Drexel University Sacramento. “We appreciate Bob and the entire Advisory Board’s commitment to ensure that the education we provide here is not just top-ranked in the country, but closely calibrated to the practical business needs of this region.”

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

National Letter of Intent signing reception for local baseball players

National Letter of Intent signing reception for local baseball players

Each year, the EDH Vipers Baseball Club hosts a reception to honor all of the Sacramento region’s high school seniors who are signing their National Letter of Intent.  This year’s reception and signing ceremony was held on Thursday the 15th at 6:30 PM at the Croatian American Cultural Center, located at 3730 Auburn Blvd, right across from Harry Renfree Field and about ½ mile east of Watt Avenue.

 

This year, the following student athletes will be honored:

 

Jimmy Boras, Jesuit, to UOP

Brett Bautista, Granite Bay, to San Jose State

Aaron Knapp, Granite Bay, to UC Berkeley

Andre Gregory, Jesuit, to Sacrmento State

Tyler Blake, Franklin, to Sacramento State

Dom Nunez, Elk Grove, to UCLA

Ryan Tellez, Elk Grove, to USC

Josh Adams, Pleasant Grove, to UC Santa Barbara

Stephen Nogosek, Woodcreek, to U of Oregon

Alec DeWatteville, Oak Ridge, to San Jose State