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Karen Blake June 12, 2014 at 06:50 am
My experience in industry is a little different. I have seen forced ranking of everyone in theRead More company. Those who ranked low are cut. This way, the best and brightest.
Walt Bishop June 12, 2014 at 07:57 am
At least the governor gave billions, from this year's state surplus, to the teacher's union pensionRead More fund. No wonder teachers support a union that will not distinguish between good and bad teaching. Besides the taxpayer sustaining the cost of the "same old same old" public education system there is the added cost of a court to make the distinction. Bummer the teacher's union is not required to reimburse the tax payer for this two year legal battle. Now, it is going to cost the tax payer more for the appeal(s).
Courtney Carreras June 12, 2014 at 08:47 am
Having an effective and objective way to "grade" teachers is a complex issue, but I doRead More believe that the current system is not working. I have seen personally how its basically impossible to fire a teacher who is grossly ineffective - having such feedback from parents and students year after year after year. Any situation that gives automatic tenure and is unable to hold employees accountable is going to be problematic.
Ann Huff June 1, 2014 at 07:25 pm
I think its wonderful that Mark Zuckenberg donated to our schools, but I predict it will never reachRead More our classrooms. The district will spend it on more "coaches" and specialists, more teacher training programs and technology. Meanwhile we will still have a high percentage of combo classes, jammed with 31 -32, English language learners, poverty, high needs students.
Judi Mahoney June 6, 2014 at 05:48 pm
Hope the RCSD is watched like a hawk. Commenter Huff is absolutely correct in her assessment. HowRead More many "donated" Ping golf club SETS have disappeared from Kennedy Middle? What happened to the sewing machines from storage areas? RCSD needs to be absorbed into a larger district so the children get the full benefits from donors.
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 07:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
Artist's rendering of the proposed CSUS middle school  Photo: CSUS
Ahmad Abdelrahman December 4, 2013 at 10:24 am
I think what most of the concerned people are saying, at least me, there is no objection to the ideaRead More of a school. The issue is that we need to have concrete, real and binding solutions to the raised concerns and mainly traffic. This is true if it is a business as much as it is true if it is a school. Given the state of our side walks, the topography, the traffic patterns, it seems to me this isn't going to be a simple fix. I don't think staggering the school time anymore than it is right now will work. Most parents with school age kids have two children. I happen to have three. Staggering is merely helping me drop my kids to two schools while the third walks. Any further staggering will mean I'm going to be on the road for a longer duration and the traffic peak time is extended. I hope a simple solution will be proven, but I continue to doubt it until I see one. I hope from those who have attended earlier meetings or CSUS officials would post any plausible ideas CSUS put forward to solve the traffic issue.
CS December 12, 2013 at 11:16 am
Remember that many years ago there was a public bus that went up and down Hallmark to take studentsRead More to Ralston. It worked well and parents only had to drive if the bus ran late. I liked it! If you wanted to have buses for other parts of Belmont with narrower streets you could use smaller shuttle buses. I think it is an interesting idea and might help the traffic problems. I appreciate new (or in this case, revisited) ideas. Looking forward to other constructive suggestions.
Michelle Ladcani February 20, 2014 at 04:33 pm
I wish I could attend tonight's Ralston Traffic meeting, but I have to work. Those also concernedRead More about the increased traffic a proposed school on Davis Drive could bring, should try and attend tonight's meeting: Don't forget to attend the Ralston design review TONIGHT Feb. 20th...its all about the the traffic and new developments that will impact our already crazy traffic jams...There will be a traffic consultant there...lots of pedestrian and bike and traffic concerns...always good to have neighborhood participation...tonight at 6 ..meet and greet starts at 5:30, Belmont Senior Center, twin pines..
Michael D. November 18, 2013 at 05:15 am
Thanks to all that participated. It just goes to show that when a community pulls together anythingRead More is possible. This tournament not only raises badly needed funds, but it bonds a community. We are all in it together. Congratulations Nesbit!
Charles Stone November 19, 2013 at 08:01 am
Thanks for putting it together, Mike. Looking forward to another one next year.
Joan S. Dentler November 19, 2013 at 09:06 am
Yes, it was a really fun event and a creative way of raising funds for School-Force. I just postedRead More photos and a wrap-up of the tourney. http://tinyurl.com/olysto5
Amelia and Sophia at Sharkey's HAIR IT IS Glamour Girl fundraiser for Cipriani Elementary School  Photo: Tim Wei
Lisa Rothstein November 15, 2013 at 08:25 am
A fabulous new local business!
Marit Hsich November 22, 2013 at 09:41 pm
Love this place! Professional, clean, fun and the kids are loving the pampering and feeling likeRead More rockstars!
Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Belmont November 14, 2013 at 12:18 pm
Goodbye Cursive! Hello Keyboarding! If you are interested, here is an excellent article written byRead More Kyle Redford (of the famed movie family) about this issue written for Yale Medical School. http://dyslexia.yale.edu/EDU_keyboarding.html
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