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“Mr. O” receives Teacher of the Year Award for 2015

Christopher O’Connor, science teacher at the St. Helena High School and known affectionately as “Mr. O” by students and faculty, was honored as the “Napa County Teacher of the Year 2015” Tuesday at SHHS before an audience of about 40 well-wishers and fellow teachers.

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IndyCar driver touts education in American Canyon

AMERICAN CANYON — Napa Junction Elementary School started the academic year on the fast track with last week’s visit of IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya.

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Lydia Dobyns talks about the changes at New Tech Network

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Faculty training center opens at New Tech High

A newly overhauled classroom at New Technology High School can become nearly anything its users wish it to be – and thus, local school officials say, an ideal training ground for teachers from Napa and beyond.

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Hispanic Network awards 27 scholarships

Twenty-seven Napa County students – including 17 Napa-area high school graduates – have been selected to receive Napa County Hispanic Network scholarships at a Sept. 19 banquet in Napa.

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Back to School in Napa County

What a difference a year makes. As we plan for the 2014-15 school year under the Local Control Funding Formula, new staff members are being hired, we’re seeing the possibility of greatly expanded preschool services, and we’re very excited about our new, regional grant that will expand career pathways in the high schools and integrate […]

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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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