CCIS congratulates the Distinguished Schools for 2013, especially those offering independent study as their primary mode of delivery: Classical Academy High and Mt. Everest Academy.
The State Superintendent noted that Distinguished Schools "have gone the extra mile to provide high-quality instruction that puts their students on the right path..." (article below)
PBS LearningMedia offers free resources
PBS LearningMedia - May 20, 2013
PBS has a re-designed website to help preK-12 teachers easily access many free resources. The organization's digital resources total more than 30,000 and all material may be browsed by grade level or subject. A new feature is the Content Collections groupings which include...
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California Distinguished Schools for 2013
CDE News Release - April 11, 2013
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today named 218 public middle and high schools California Distinguished Schools for their strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement.
Apples to apples comparison of Brown’s funding formula
EdSource - April 10, 2013
Twenty-two of the 50 largest districts in the state would receive more money under Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed K-12 funding formula when it’s fully funded, potentially in seven years, while 28 districts would do better if additional money were simply divvied up under the current system, with no reforms, according to data provided this week by the state Department of Finance. Of course, glaring...
Ten of the best virtual field trips
eSchool News - April 7, 2013
To help educators save time, we've chosen these 10 virtual field trips based on their relevancy, depth and quality of resources, and potential for student excitement.…