The Obama administration today approved eight California school districts (Fresno Unified, Long Beach Unified, Los Angeles Unified, Oakland Unified, Sacramento City Unified, San Francisco Unified, Sanger Unified, and Santa Ana Unified) for a one year district waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for locally developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership. These eight districts submitted a joint request for waivers as part of the California Office to Reform Education (CORE)
May 16, 2012Theodore JudahCorrie Pelc, Valley Community Newspapers, Inc.
The Science Alive program is lead by its coordinator, Shannon Hardwicke, who is a parent of three current Theodore Judah students. Since the start of the program five years ago, Hardwicke is in charge of coordinating and training the 30 to 40 parent volunteers, or docents, that take the student groups out into the garden each week. She also restocks garden and lab supplies, and coordinates all the activities in the science labs to “make sure they’re all based upon standards and we’re hitting all different grade level activities,” she added.