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California’s Updated Accountability System Released – California School Dashboard

California’s Updated Accountability System Released – California School Dashboard

The California Department of Education (CDE) and the State Board of Education (SBE) released the California School Dashboard on December 6th. Review the press release from State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The Dashboard provides school communities with a comprehensive view of how their schools are performing and serving students across a variety of measures. The DashboardRead more about California’s Updated Accountability System Released – California School Dashboard[…]

Migrant Head Start Families Visit Watsonville Library

Migrant Head Start Families Visit Watsonville Library

Our Migrant Head Start families saunter off after a long day at work to explore the treasures of the Watsonville Library Children’s Room:  kids’ magazines, DVD’s, music and of course thousands of children’s books.   The parents–after working ten hours in the strawberry fields—quickly shower and then  rush down to get a tour of allRead more about Migrant Head Start Families Visit Watsonville Library[…]

Carnegie Hall Link Up Music Education Program Transforms Elementary Students’ Lives

Carnegie Hall Link Up Music Education Program Transforms Elementary Students’ Lives

It was a cold, clear February morning, as we walked into the Kaiser Permanente Arena and beheld the Santa Cruz Symphony and Youth Symphony starting to tune their instruments. The first school buses arrived from Ohlone, Main Street, Bonny Doon, Westlake, Bayview, Vine Hill, San Lorenzo Valley, Soquel, and Valencia Elementary Schools. Fourth and fifthRead more about Carnegie Hall Link Up Music Education Program Transforms Elementary Students’ Lives[…]

International Jazz Week in Santa Cruz County Schools

International Jazz Week in Santa Cruz County Schools

This year, Prince H. Lawsha, percussionist and singer, performed for several of our county’s schools along with renowned musicians including trumpet and flugelhorn player Oscar Williams, bass player James Leary, and two women jazz musicians from the Royale Swedish Academy of Music, Terese Lien Evenstad on jazz violin and Anna Greta on keyboards. Together, thisRead more about International Jazz Week in Santa Cruz County Schools[…]

Other Items of Interest (right)

Other Items of Interest (right)

Williams Case Latest information on the landmark Superior Court case to provide all students equal access to instructional materials, safe schools, and quality teachers… Community Partners We are grateful to the following businesses, non-profits, and community organizations for their ongoing and continued support of the youth in Santa Cruz County! Student Resources The Santa CruzRead more about Other Items of Interest (right)[…]

Other Items of Interest (left)

Other Items of Interest (left)

Other Items of Interest Santa Cruz County Public Health Division Press Release Regarding Pertussis Links to a Press Release regarding Pertussis (PDF)… Approved Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) Links to the approved Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) in Santa Cruz County… Partnership Offers Support to Teachers New mortgage program offers down payment assistance to SantaRead more about Other Items of Interest (left)[…]

CTEP Success Stories – Part II

CTEP Success Stories – Part II

Watsonville High School CTEP Video Production Class Contributes to an Exciting Community Project Dale Poor’s Video Production students at Watsonville High School are working on an exciting community project involving climate. The Regeneration/Rereneracion project is a climate justice organization in the Pajaro Valley started by residents concerned with the effects of climate change in ourRead more about CTEP Success Stories – Part II[…]