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American Canyon High senior to represent school at TEDX event

American Canyon. A local high school student is going to address her biggest audience ever in May. Angie Bustos, 18, of American Canyon will be participating in the TEDXNapaValley as the winner of the Student Speak-Off.

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‘Word gap’ targeted by California literacy efforts

Napa County Superintendent of Schools Barbara Nemko said that “almost every family” has a device, and that the district helps parents download the software and understand how to use it.

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Investing in our Future: Closing the Word Gap

By Assemblymember Bill Dodd This month marks the start of Spring, which embodies new growth and presents us with an excellent opportunity to reflect on our growth as a community. Over the last year, we’ve been able to make meaningful progress in California in a number of areas, including creating some of the toughest equal […]

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Phillips students rewarded for math grit

Students at Phillips Elementary School really know how to hustle when it comes to math. Last year, Phillips participated for the first time in LearnStorm, an online math challenge conducted throughout the Bay Area by the educational nonprofit Khan Academy.

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Closing the 30 million word gap

Mention Napa County, Calif., and what comes to mind for most people are rows of sun-splashed grapes—and well-tanned couples sipping wine under the shade of a vine-covered pergola. But Napa has its share of poverty, too. More than half of the student population is Latino, and many of these students come from poor households where English […]

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Youngsters’ weather forecast videos a hit with judges

The enthusiasm in the classroom was contagious. One little boy put his hand up again and again seeking to ask yet another question. He could barely sit still on the floor. Mark Danon, KRON4 meteorologist and morning news anchor, kept the group of about a dozen first- and second-graders at Howell Mountain Elementary School enthralled as […]

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Child wellness measure aims for November ballot

An initiative that would set aside a portion of Napa County’s budget for children’s programs such as early education could go to voters in November.

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New Tech students prepare for election season

Seven seniors from New Technology High School presented teaching tools using varying strategies from websites to board games explaining how to vote in California. The students presented last December to the Napa Registrar of Voters John Tuteur, and Registrar Outreach Co-Coordinators Carrie Colacella and Lisa Williams, for a chance to have their materials featured on […]

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There is no Finish Line in Education

Once again, significant federal change is afoot within U.S. education. The recent signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) marks a significant shift away from tight national accountability to greater state-level systems of student outcomes measurement and assessments. Coinciding with this policy shift is the emergence of innovative school models recently showcased at the […]

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New Year, New Change: Announcing the newly re-imagined NTN #PBLChat!

New Tech Network is excited to begin the #PBLChat 2016 Season. Every month, a member of the NTN Coaching Team will host a Twitter chat focused around a current and relevant PBL Topic.

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The Stanford professor who pioneered praising kids for effort says we’ve totally missed the point

It is well known that telling a kid she is smart is wading into seriously dangerous territory. Reams of research show that kids who are praised for being smart fixate on performance, shying away from taking risks and meeting potential failure. Kids who are praised for their efforts try harder and persist with tasks longer. These […]

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Mario Piombo Joins NapaLearns as Director of Innovation

At NapaLearns, Piombo will be focused on providing educational technology, professional development and coaching to Napa County teachers. He will also support the five Napa County school districts with the integration and evaluation of new and innovative tools to support the next generation of teaching and learning in Napa County schools. Piombo was born and […]

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AmCan’s high school featured in teachers magazine

AMERICAN CANYON — Noted for everything from its architecture to its curriculum, American Canyon High School has been featured in the current issue of “California Educator” magazine, published by the California Teachers Association.

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Transforming Learning Through Collaboration

Hear the incredible story of how one passion-driven district won $50,000 in products from CDW-G through collaboration. From their experience, learn how you can transform your own schoolor district using technology to build a powerful community empowered toredefine the classroom, enhance learning environments, and improve multi-tier student performance.

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New Apple iOS Updates Improve Device Management for Schools

Big news from Apple today—and we’re not just talking about the iOS 9 update. Timed with the release of iOS 9.3, Apple announced it is debuting four new features for Apple iOS device users in the classroom. According to company representatives, the new features are designed to keep students on tasks and allow administrators more ease when managing […]

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