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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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New Tech Network Students Above National Average in High School Graduation and College Enrollment Rates

New Tech Network (NTN), today released its 2014 Data Report showing the high rate of college enrollment is evident in New Tech Network schools in diverse communities across the nation.

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Napa school official graduates from fellowship program

Ivan Chaidez, director of English Language Learner and Alternative Education Services for the Napa Valley Unified School District, is one of 17 administrators from across the country who graduated from a prestigious leadership academy this past weekend.

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Napa Junction kids revved up for race car challenge

Napa Junction Elementary School students were shouting for science Tuesday, thanks to an educational initiative by Sonoma Raceway and its partners.

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ISTE Honors Education Leaders for Transforming Learning Through Innovation With 2014 Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 6, 2014 – Today the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) announced its 2014 award winners. Each year ISTE recognizes individuals who are transforming learning, teaching and leading in the digital age.

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Festival showcases Napa students’ artistic flair

Cinthia Garcia and her friends at New Technology High School were busy Saturday, creating a multicolored, geometry-inspired triangle artwork in the parking lot of the project-based school.

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Napa’s 1st Tech Challenge Wraps: Schoolkids ‘Harnessed Wind’ in Saturday Competition

Middle and high school students from across Napa Valley Unified took part Saturday in the first annual Napa Tech Challenge at Vintage High School — an opportunity to team-up, design, build and compete with their own solutions to solve a real world problem.

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Education foundation picks Jennifer Stewart as new executive director

Jennifer Stewart has been named the new executive director of the Napa Valley Education Foundation.

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‘Cool science’ comes to American Canyon school

Take a healthy dose of technology, spice it up with a pinch of personal information and a dash of mystery, and the result is the CSI project at American Canyon Middle School.

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NapaLearns thanks Auction Napa Valley

On behalf of all of the students, teachers, administrators, and boards of the five Napa County school districts and the Napa County Office of Education, NapaLearns would like to thank Auction Napa Valley (ANV) for its generous grant of $600,000 for our programs.

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