Unlikely pairing helps aspiring Napa cook achieve a dream

Miguel Diaz-Valencia brought a binder to his meeting at the Register, and prominent in his collection of notes and recipes was an article he had saved about Rogelio Garcia, executive chef of Angele restaurant in Napa.

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School fair helps parents sort out computer technology

Napa resident Bruce Bonnett came to the Bring Your Own Device Fair at Redwood Middle School with his 11-year-old twins to get an education. He came away with a lot of homework. “I hope I get a passing grade,” said Bonnett, who felt challenged to pick the best computer technology to support his children’s education. Technology has […]

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Adopt-a-School program seeks partners for 10 schools

For a decade, an assortment of Napa Valley wineries, businesses and organizations have devoted time, people and expertise toward helping local students. On the cusp of a new school year, directors of the program, Adopt-a-School Napa County, hope to find partners for those schools still lacking them.

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Adopt-a-School program seeks new participants

Imagine 64 fourth-graders showing up on a yellow school bus for a field trip with two teachers, a principal, and a couple of parent volunteers at a luxury resort where children are not necessarily encouraged.

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Carts, 1:1 and BYOD: The Journey Towards Personal Student Devices

Learning “at any pace, in any place, at any time” will require every student to have access to her own device 24/7. Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District’s CTO Tim Goree thinks a blend of BYOD and district-provided devices will be the endgame.

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Congrats, Mr. Abboud! Napa New Tech High Teacher Wins National Award for Innovative Exerience

New Tech Network annually gives the “Best in Network” award to a teacher who exemplifies the goal of: “Building Bridges in Local and Global Communities by Providing Authentic Learning Experiences for Their Students.”

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The Best Keynote Ever! Why? Done by classroom teachers!

Teachers from Cross County in Arkansis #nailedit as keynote speakers for our New Tech Network National Conference!

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KnowledgeWorks Spins Off Its Nonprofit New Tech Network to Barry Schuler

New Tech Network, a nonprofit organization whose project-based learning approach is used in more than 160 public schools, will be spun off from its parent, the KnowledgeWorks Foundation, a social enterprise focused on creating sustainable improvement in student readiness for college and careers, the organization announced Wednesday.

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Presenting the 2014 D.I.Y. Competition Winners!

The Grand Prize goes to the ACMSquad at American Canyon Middle School in American Canyon, CA. Their squad submitted a ton of stellar projects including How to Make Starburst Wrapper Bracelets, How to Make a Game Sprite and How to Present Confidently.

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Alive with the spirit of giving

On Saturday, June 14, St. Helena came alive with the spirit of giving at the 19th annual Taste of Howell Mountain charity wine tasting and auction sponsored by the Howell Mountain Vintners & Growers Association, with proceeds benefiting the Howell Mountain Education Foundation.

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Napa sixth-grader to be featured on kids’ TV show

A story by Amara Chapman, 11, a sixth-grader at Napa’s River Middle School, will be featured on the children’s TV show “Green Screen Adventures,” on cable and syndicated network MeTV on Saturday, June 14 at 8 a.m., her father, Ian Chapman, said.

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Napa Valley College receives grants to help prepare students for jobs

An alliance of North Bay public educational bodies, led by the Sonoma County Office of Education and including Napa Valley College, has been awarded a California Career Pathways Trust grant of up to $15 million.

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Budding authors honored at Donaldson Way Elementary

A 9-year-old lunar alien, tired of eating rocks (dentistry is a thriving business on the moon) develops a taste for earthly hamburgers; a 10-year-old girl meets her own anxiety personified and learns a valuable lesson; another girl wants to be an architect like her father and spies on him to create her own drawings of […]

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‘Do you cook snake?’ Kindergartners meet chef Bob Hurley on kindertours

Charting the weather is a common morning routine in kindergarten classrooms. But students go a step further in Kim Floyd’s Yountville Elementary class.

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Napa school district welcomes four new administrators

The Napa Valley Unified School District has four new administrators joining local schools. Celeste Akiu has been appointed as the new principal of River Charter School. Akiu started working at River 12 years ago as a Language Arts and Social Studies teacher.

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