Recent grad: New Tech provided tremendous education

Napa Valley Register, Phoebe Harper As a graduate of New Technology High School, class of 2009, I can no longer sit back and watch the battle rage about my school, a place that I owe everything to. So from the perspective of a former student, I wanted to offer some insight into the way the […]

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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success

The Atlantic, Anu Partanen Everyone agrees the United States needs to improve its education system dramatically, but how? One of the hottest trends in education reform lately is looking at the stunning success of the West’s reigning education superpower, Finland. Trouble is, when it comes to the lessons that Finnish schools have to offer, most […]

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Learning about today’s new tech schools

Napa Valley Register, Betty Rhodes I’m extremely excited about a subject that’s brand-new to me: “student-centered 21st-century schools” (SC21). I recently met with a good friend, Bob Fioretti, who was one of my leaders at Leadership Napa Valley. As we chatted, I asked Bob what exciting things he was involved in at the moment. (He […]

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Napa Learns appoints first executive director

American Canyon Eagle, Eagle Staff NAPA, CA — Peg Maddocks, Ph.D. has been named Executive Director of NapaLearns, effective January 3, 2012. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, 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.

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Math issues being addressed at New Tech

Napa Valley Register, Michelle Spencer New Technology staff would like an opportunity to address some of the points brought up by John Stallcup in his Dec. 9 letter, “Numbers don’t add up to successful program.”

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Chamber Surprises Award Winners

St. Helena Star, Jesse Duarte The St. Helena Chamber of Commerce’s recent announcements of its annual Community Service Awards resulted in surprises, tears and well-deserved kudos for some of St. Helena’s most generous citizens.

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The New Tech’s Net Sum is Not Zero Raisin

Napa Valley Register, Grapes & Raisins In a letter to the editor last week, John Stallcup asserted that “a couple of facts are too obvious to ignore” in his scathing attack on the mathematics program at New Technology High School. Yet in using the school’s poorly rated California Standardized Test math scores to denigrate the […]

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Napa Learns appoints first executive director

NapaLearns, Holly Krassner NAPA, CA — Peg Maddocks, Ph.D. has been named Executive Director of NapaLearns, effective January 3, 2012. A 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, NapaLearns supports students, teachers and administrators in Napa County with the classroom technology, digital

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Student offers thoughts on New Tech experience

Napa Valley Register, Julia Baginski All of this talk about New Technology High School has been discussed by everyone except a student. I think it’s my turn to say something. From  kindergarten to eighth grade, I went to Stone Bridge Waldorf School in Napa. My experience there was the most unique and enjoyable learning process […]

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New Tech students get political with Rep. Thompson

Napa Valley Register, Isabelle Dills On Friday afternoon, a dozen seniors at New Technology High School nervously waited for Rep. Mike Thompson to arrive to be interviewed by students as part of a political studies project.

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Collective Impact

Stanford SOCIAL INNOVATION REVIEW, John Kania & Mark Kramer The scale and complexity of the U.S. public education system has thwarted attempted reforms for decades. Major funders, such as the Annenberg Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Pew Charitable Trusts have abandoned many of their efforts in frustration after acknowledging their lack of progress. Once the global […]

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Educators worldwide may be in Napa next summer

Napa Valley Register, Isabelle Dills Educators from around the world may be flocking to Napa Valley next summer to attend a special conference on project-based learning.

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High School Seniors Talk Turkey about Deeper Learning

Huffington Post The debate surrounding the so-called broken education system in the U.S. has drawn input from leaders across industrial sectors, and in a conversation with The Washington Post’s Michelle Williams, entrepreneur Eric Ries discusses his thoughts on how to fix the problem that “our educational system is not preparing people for the 21st century.”

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Bruce Alberts has passion for science education

San Francisco Chronicle , Tom Torlakson Parents, teachers, administrators and members of Congress all seem to agree on this much: It’s time for No Child Left Behind to go. But what should take its place? As a teacher and state superintendent of public instruction, I’ve seen the shortcomings of this federal law firsthand.

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Napa Valley Vintners share the bounty from Auction 2011

Napa Valley Register, Sasha Paulsen Dubbing the event “100 million reasons to celebrate,” the Napa Valley Vintners gathered Thursday night to celebrate the success of the 2011 Auction Napa Valley and announce this year’s beneficiaries. At Auction Napa Valley 2011, held June 2-5, the Vintners passed the $100 million fundraising mark for community non-profits since […]

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