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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

Adamovich loves working at the school, taking photos in spare time

Adamovich loves working at the school, taking photos in spare time

EL DORADO HILLS CA - Ron Adamovich is a groundskeeper at Silva Valley Elementary School where you can either find him on a mowing tractor, dressed up in a red suit with a white beard or filling in as the crossing guard in the afternoon.

Sacramento Hispanic Chamber & William Jessup University Announce Recipient of $5,000 Scholarship

Sacramento Hispanic Chamber & William Jessup University Announce Recipient of  $5,000 Scholarship

The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with William Jessup University, announced today that Ruby Perez of Placerville is the recipient of an annual $5,000 scholarship to use toward her education at William Jessup University in Rocklin.   

“The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber is proud to partner with William Jessup University to offer this scholarship opportunity to Ruby Perez,” said Alice Perez (no relation), President and CEO of the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “We hope that this scholarship brings Ruby closer to achieving her goal of obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and one day fulfilling her dream of becoming a teacher.” 

Ruby has received over 60 awards for her academic achievements and was ranked among the top 30 students at Amador High School.