Shift to Common Core standards underway in Napa schools

Shifting to the Common Core State Standards is one of the best decisions by governors and state school officers in a long time. Students doing project-based learning and critical thinking activities every day in Napa County will be ready! High praise to teachers who are accepting the challenge because they know it’s the right thing […]

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Harvest Middle School in line for tech grant

Harvest Middle School in Napa is committed to providing technology to every student and adopting the International Baccalaureate program. Many of their teachers have completed a Master’s program at Touro University sponsored by NapaLearns. Go HARVEST!

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Digital Promise 2012 Annual Report

The League of Innovative Schools hosted a meeting in New York City with several Napa education leaders attending. The first Annual Report was released.

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A Winning Combination

Amazing students at St. Helena’s RLS Middle School place 3rd in the nation and 31st in the world in a very challenging online math competition. Congratulations, kids!

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How Napa’s Public Schools are Transforming Education

Read what NapaLearns and the schools of Napa County are doing to transform students’ school experience!

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Comcast Newsmakers Interview: Peg Maddocks

Peg Maddocks, Executive Director of NapaLearns, was interviewed recently by Jack Hanson of Comcast Newsmakers about the importance of early intervention in the education of lower-income children to ensure their success in school.

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She helps facilitate real-world learning

Napa Valley Register, Jennifer Huffman “I love education,” said Peg Maddocks, Ph.D., the executive director of NapaLearns. “I feel passionate about freeing teachers to unlock the creativity and excitement kids should have for learning.”

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Students return to school system on edge of change

The Weekly Calistogan, Sean Scully Calistoga schools reopen today on the cusp of considerable changes.

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Alta Heights to Replace Stolen Computers for New School Year

Napa Valley Register, Isabelle Dills Thanks to $18,000 in donations, Alta Heights Magnet School will soon be replacing the 30 MacBooks that were stolen from the school over the Memorial Day weekend.

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Napa Educators Invited to Nation’s Capital

Napa Valley Register, Eagle Staff Digital Promise, the new national nonprofit education center authorized by a bipartisan coalition in Congress, invited a group of leading school districts from across the country, including Napa County, to participate in a series of meetings as part of its inaugural Innovation Workshop in Washington D.C., this week. Barbara Nemko, Ph.D., Napa County Superintendent […]

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Group Seeks Funds for Preschoolers

St. Helena Star A new group offering preschool scholarships to students from financially struggling families is asking for the public’s help.

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Teachers Honored For Online Lesson Plans

Napa Valley Register, Staff Report Three Napa County teachers were recognized for developing lesson plans using “ed1stop” in a countywide contest implemented by the Napa County Office of Education and sponsored by NapaLearns. Ed1stop is an award-winning online portal that offers subscription-based services and free educational Web sites. Teachers were invited to develop a lesson […]

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Vanessa Robledo sets her sights on making good — and doing good, too

Napa Valley Register, Paul Franson Growing up in a Latin family with seven brothers and a sister, Vanessa Robledo was always trying to stand out. “My father was always talking about his sons,” she said. “I had to overachieve to be noticed.” That she’s done. Now president and a partner in Black Coyote Winery, she […]

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Yeah, that’s right! We’re educational too!

Hard Rock Cafe News, Toni Sanchez Calistoga teacher Lindsey Olsen and his sixth grade Geography class were honored with a dedicated post on the Hard Rock Cafe blog!

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Educating the Next Steve Jobs

The Wall Street Journal, Tony Wagner Most of our high schools and colleges are not preparing students to become innovators. To succeed in the 21st-century economy, students must learn to analyze and solve problems, collaborate, persevere, take calculated risks and learn from failure. To find out how to encourage these skills, I interviewed scores of […]

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