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NapaLearns is celebrating its fifth year supporting innovative teaching and learning in Napa County! We continue to provide funding, thoughtpartnership, and direct services to ensure that every student in every classroom experiences engaging, tech-infused real world learning preparing them for college, career, and community engagement. Read more…

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‘Pathway’ aims at straighter course to four-year colleges

After graduating from Napa Valley College, local students may find a smoother path to the next step in their education. Starting this fall, many community college students will have a more straightforward road map to the University of California system. A new program called Transfer Pathways outlines a standard set of courses to prepare would-be […]

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Science/math camp empowers Napa girls

Laughing and singing, arms intertwined, I watched my 12 dorm girls leave the UC Davis cafeteria for the last time. They had become best friends and I just marveled at the metamorphosis that had occurred in one week.

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Ready To Roll

Say you’re a third grader, sitting in class, and the teacher tells you to open your textbook to the chapter on gravity and the laws of motion. He writes “gravity” on the chalkboard in big, bold letters. You open your book, prop your elbow on the desk and lean your head on the palm of […]

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California institute takes lead in promoting project-based learning

After overcoming a childhood of poverty and proximity to gang violence, Victor Arellano graduated from high school in Hayward last month and is now headed to the University of Pennsylvania on a scholarship.

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New Tech Network President and CEO, Lydia Dobyns, Attends Recent White House Convening on Innovations in Career Technical Education

Washington, D.C. | June 30, 2015 – Lydia Dobyns, President and CEO of New Tech Network (NTN), attended the recent White House Convening ─ Celebrating Innovations in Career and Technical Education ─ that was held Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Dobyns joined a select group of education leaders, business and industry partners, teachers and students who […]

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What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges to effective tech implementation in real classrooms. The NMC Horizon 2015 K-12 report offers a snapshot of where ed tech stands now and where it is likely to go in the next […]

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A whole new summer school

Summer school, once the bane of kids needing to retake classes they failed, has evolved into a broader academic program that seeks to prepare incoming high school students for long-term success, even into and beyond college.

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GSOE Graduates Making a Difference in Students Lives – Three Stories of Success!

Mike Willmarth (Class of 2011) was named Napa Valley Teacher of the Year from the Napa Rotary Club this week.  This prestigious award comes on the hells of Mike being selected as the 2015 Vanguard award winner for contribution on education, sustainability or community development by the University of Oregon.  Mike and his students “raised $1,415 […]

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Are you ready for the 5th Grade Challenge?

Fifth graders from Napa and St. Helena will face off against a group of local celebrities in a knowledge quiz. The event will pit teams of students against Supervisor Brad Wagenknecht, District Attorney Gary Lieberstein, Registrar of Voters John Tuteur, Mustard Seed owner Barbara Wiggins, Napa Register Editor Sean Scully, KVON Radio Personality Ira C. […]

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King of the nerds

Students from American Canyon’s middle school and high school scored big victories at a robotics competition held at UC Davis on Saturday. Four teams of kids, two from each school, participated in C-STEM Day 2015, where teenagers from all over California programmed modular robots, known as Linkbots, through a series of challenges.

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King of the nerds

Students from American Canyon’s middle school and high school scored big victories at a robotics competition held at UC Davis on Saturday. Four teams of kids, two from each school, participated in C-STEM Day 2015, where teenagers from all over California programmed modular robots, known as Linkbots, through a series of challenges.

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New Tech Network High School Graduation and College Enrollment Outperforms National Average for Fifth Consecutive Year

New Tech Network (NTN), today released its 2015 Data Report showing a higher than national average rate of high school graduation and college enrollment from NTN schools located in diverse communities across the country. New Tech Network’s strong student performance continues from previous years’ outcomes and is noteworthy as the number of schools has expanded […]

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Donaldson Way Elementary students plant trees

Students from Donaldson Way Elementary School planted trees in American Canyon as part of a project that taught them about nature and community.

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Kids Get a Peak Inside Google at I/O Developer Conference

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The final day of the Google I/O Developers Conference brought thousands of techies to San Francisco’s Moscone Center, along with some people who would normally be in school.

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