E-News: April 1, 2014

SERVICES FOR LOGAN GRADUATE, MARINE
Memorial services are scheduled this week for James Logan High School graduate and U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Andrew Silva, who was killed early last Tuesday when his motorcycle was hit near the corner of Fremont Boulevard and Decoto Road in Fremont, by a car driven by a man who allegedly ran a red light while fleeing police. The man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and several other charges related to Lance Cpl. Silva’s death. Read More… »»

E-News: March 25, 2014

LOGAN MARKETING & MANAGEMENT STUDENTS SHINE
A team of seniors from James Logan High School won seven awards over the weekend at the10th annual Virtual Enterprise Trade Show in Oakland, Logan College & Career Center coordinator Barbara Hart reports.

Logan’s Marketing & Management Academy, under teacher Wil Richberg, hosted the event, which drew more than 1,300 students, advisors and judges at the Oakland Convention Center, making it the second-largest show of its kind in California. Read More… »»

E-News: March 18, 2014

FINAL COMMUNITY MEETING ON SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY
As part of Gov. Brown’s efforts to reshape how California schools are funded, every district in the state must develop an accountability plan. The plan must call for explicit goals, with assurances that goals and resources are closely aligned. Critical to New Haven’s efforts to development a plan is stakeholder engagement, with a special emphasis on involvement of parents. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: March 11, 2014

The Board of Education on Tuesday night received a report from the external evaluation team that reviewed initial implementation of New Haven’s Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) grant. The District, one of only 16 nationwide winners in the U.S. Department of Education’s RTT-D competition, is receiving more than $29 million over a 4½-year period, to personalize student learning, improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare all students to succeed in college and careers. Read More… »»

E-News: March 11, 2014

PIONEER EARNS PRESTIGIOUS READING AWARD
Pioneer Elementary School has been selected as the California winner of a 2013-2014 International Reading Association Exemplary Reading Program award.

Pioneer Principal Cheri Benafield has been invited to receive the award at a ceremony and reception scheduled during the association’s 59th annual conference Friday, May 9, in New Orleans.

The Exemplary Reading Program Award recognizes outstanding reading and language arts programs at schools in states and provinces throughout North America.

LAST CHANCE TO SEE “THE PRODUCERS” Read More… »»

E-News: March 4, 2014

CHROMEBOOK ROLLOUT ACCELERATED
All New Haven students receiving Chromebooks will have them by sometime next year, instead of in 2015-16, after the U.S. Department of Education approved the District’s request to accelerate the rollout of the personal notebook computers being purchased as a result of New Haven’s successful pursuit of a federal Race to the Top grant. Read More… »»

E-News: Feb. 25, 2014

FOUNDATION GALA TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Tickets are now on sale for the New Haven Schools Foundation’s third annual “Casino Night” fund-raiser, to be held Saturday, March 22, at Union City’s Mark Green Sports Center. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Feb. 18, 2014

The Board of Education on Tuesday night, received a report on academic progress and an update on the District’s plans for upcoming changes to the state’s testing program for students. Read More… »»

E-News: Feb. 18, 2014

LOGAN WRESTLERS END DE LA SALLE'S NCS DUAL REIGN; GIRLS WIN 2ND STRAIGHT SECTION TITLE
Clayton Hartwell pinned his opponent in just 69 seconds and Jacob Donato won the clinching match in a 17-6 romp as the James Logan High School wrestling team won the North Coast Section dual team championship with a 34-22 victory over perennial champion De La Salle on Saturday night in San Ramon. Read More… »»

E-News: Feb. 11, 2014

RACE TO THE TOP UPDATE
As one of only 16 nationwide winners in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top-District (RTTT-D) competition, New Haven Unified is receiving more than $29 million over a 4½-year period, to personalize student learning, improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare all students to succeed in college and careers. District RTTT-D Director Lisa Metzinger is updating staff regularly on how the grant is being implemented, and E-News is sharing Ms. Metzinger’s updates with the larger community. The latest update: Read More… »»

E-News: Feb. 4, 2014

COMMUNITY MEETINGS ON NEW FUNDING, ACCOUNTABILITY PLANS
Emanuele and Hillview Crest elementary schools will play host Wednesday (Feb. 5) to the next in a series of meetings designed to offer the New Haven community an opportunity to learn how the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plan will affect public education. Read More… »»

RTTT-D Updates

January 28, 2014

Some big changes are happening in the 9th grade Algebra 1 classes at Logan, thanks to the hard work and dedication of teachers and students. This amazing team of teachers is working to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity to succeed in Algebra. The changes they've made fall into three main areas: equitable practices and policies; implementing the Common Core and Math Studio; and collaboration. This work is part of Project 1 (Literacy and Common Core) and Project 5 (Grading and Assessment) in the RTTT-D grant. Read More… »»

LCAP Meetings

Gov. Brown’s budget proposal for 2014-15 and the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) will affect public education.

LCFF was designed to correct historical inequities in school funding and increase flexibility, to provide additional resources for schools serving low-income students, English learners and foster youth, increase the level of local decision-making and align budget and accountability plans. Read More… »»

E-News: Jan. 28, 2014

RACE TO THE TOP UPDATE
As one of only 16 nationwide winners in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top-District (RTTT-D) competition, New Haven Unified is receiving more than $29 million over a 4½-year period, to personalize student learning, improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare all students to succeed in college and careers. District RTTT-D Director Lisa Metzinger is updating staff regularly on how the grant is being implemented, and E-News is sharing Ms. Metzinger’s updates with the greater community. The latest update: Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Jan. 21, 2014

The Board of Education on Tuesday night, received reports on how Gov. Brown’s budget proposal for 2014-15 and the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) will affect public education. Read More… »»

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