Three Napa principals win honors

Napa Valley Register, Isabelle Dills Two principals and one assistant principal from the Napa Valley Unified School District were recently honored as Administrators of the Year for the region.

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Despite more college grads, U.S. workforce needs even more

USA Today, Mary Beth Marklein The number of adult Americans who have earned college degrees has been increasing, but not fast enough to keep up with workforce demands, according to a report released Monday. At the current rate, employers in 2025 will need about 23 million more degree-holders than the nation’s colleges and universities will […]

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The Relationship School

The New York Times, David Brooks Usually when you visit a school you walk down a quiet hallway and peer in the little windows in the classroom doors. You see one teacher talking to a bunch of students. Every 50 minutes or so a chime goes off and the students fill the hallway and march […]

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TED offers free video lessons for high school and college students

The Washington Post, Lyndsey Layton Imagine you’re a high school biology teacher searching for the most vivid way to explain electrical activity in the brain. How about inserting metal wires into a cockroach’s severed leg and making that leg dance to music? Starting Monday, that eye-popping lesson, performed in a six-minute video by neuroscientist and […]

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American Canyon High School teacher tapped to aid College Board

American Canyon Eagle The College Board must like what’s going on at American Canyon High School.

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Twilight of the Lecture

Harvard Magazine, Craig Lambert IN 1990, after seven years of teaching at Harvard, Eric Mazur, now Balkanski professor of physics and applied physics, was delivering clear, polished lectures and demonstrations and getting high student evaluations for his introductory Physics 11 course, populated mainly by premed and engineering students who were successfully solving complicated problems. Then […]

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McPherson Elementary shows its stuff

Napa Valley Register, Ed Estin Last Friday, class 25 of Leadership Napa Valley spent Education Day at McPherson Elementary School with the principal, various teachers, students and parents. The day knocked my socks off. Everyone connected with the school displayed passion, knowledge and professionalism. The third-, fourth- and fifth-grade leadership students were able to enter […]

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More Napa Classrooms Join the 21st Century

Napa Valley Register, Letter to the Editor, Frank Silva For the past two years, one of our missions at Browns Valley Elementary School has been to use 21st-century technology tools and student engagement strategies in the classroom to motivate, engage and hold students responsible for their education.

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No Child Left Offline

North Bay Biz, Bonnie Durrance Forget “out of the box.” What’s happening in Napa County schools is out of the ballpark. Through an unprecedented local collaboration between a few visionary entrepreneurs, the Napa Valley Vintners, a host of philanthropic partners, community members and Napa County educators, the students of Napa County, from pre-kindergarten through high school, in […]

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New Tech examines math issues

NAPA VALLEY REGISTER, Isabelle Dills When it comes to English-Language arts and social studies, New Technology High School’s state test scores far exceed school district averages. Education officials attribute this success to New Tech’s unique curriculum model — project-based learning.

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Interview | Taking Footsteps2Brilliance with Ilene Rosenthal

EDTECH Digest In the U.S., 46 percent of children enter kindergarten at risk of failure and 88 percent of them never catch up. From the moment that Ilene Rosenthal learned of these statistics, she knew that something needed to be done to level the playing field for early learners (pre-K through third grade). Ilene has […]

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She Snoops for Scoops: The Personal Side of the EdNET Community

EdNET, Vicki Smith Bigham Peg Maddocks, Ph.D. has been named Executive Director of NapaLearns. Nonprofit NapaLearns supports students, teachers and administrators in Napa County with the classroom technology, digital curriculum, funding and partnerships they need to be successful in today’s online world. In this newly created position, Peg will be responsible for advancing NapaLearns’ innovative […]

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Maddocks Named Executive Director of NapaLearns

Napa Valley Register Peg Maddocks, Ph.D. has been named executive director of NapaLearns. NapaLearns supports students, teachers and administrators in Napa County with the classroom technology, digital curriculum, funding and partnerships they need to be successful in today’s online world, a news release said.

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Anna Yip: Giving students an official voice

NAPA VALLEY REGISTER, Natalie Hoffman At just 16 years old, Anna Yip — the student representative on Napa Valley Unified School District’s governing board — is already more involved in the education system than most local grown-ups.

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