Oct 17, 2017, 9:26 AM
Rodrigo Portillo has had more responsibilities than many teenagers. His parents were born in Mexico, but immigrated to the United States in hopes of providing a better life for their children. Rodrigo flooded his schedule at Ukiah High School in Ukiah Unified School District in return, aware that…
Oct 10, 2017, 9:26 AM
When Jatia was just 6 years old, her father died of a brain tumor. She moved in with her aunt to what she thought was a safer environment but she became a victim of human trafficking. After years of abuse, Jatia struggled to trust men. But that all changed when she met Covina Valley USD Fairvalley…
Oct 6, 2017, 11:23 AM
The public results of 2017 scores for California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress tests in English language arts and mathematics revealed little academic growth and persistent achievement gaps.
Oct 6, 2017, 9:21 AM
ACSA is honoring this year’s Administrator of the Year Award recipients, and each is being profiled in EdCal leading up to the formal awards gala at the 2017 Leadership Summit in San Jose. Featured this week are Elsie Briseno Simonovski, principal, Richland Continuation High, and Jeremy Powell,…
Oct 3, 2017, 8:18 AM
Christian Lopez grew up in Cuscatancingo, El Salvador, home to the infamous 18th Street Gang. El Salvador has a murder rate that is 22 times that of the United States. In 2014, Christian’s mom arranged for her son to move to California to live with his dad. He enrolled in LA Unified School District…
Sep 27, 2017, 8:24 AM
Viviana grew up in Tecoman, Colima in Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when she was five years old. She is a caregiver to her younger siblings and a shining example for them of what it means to work hard and focus on success. A typical day for Viviana includes rushing home from school to…
Sep 26, 2017, 8:12 AM
ACSA is honoring this year’s Administrator of the Year Award recipients, and each is being profiled in EdCal leading up to the formal awards gala at the 2017 Leadership Summit in San Jose. Featured this week are Sabine Robertson-Phillips, assistant superintendent of human resources at Redlands USD,…
Sep 21, 2017, 10:05 AM
ACSA is honoring this year’s Administrator of the Year Award recipients, and each is being profiled in EdCal leading up to the formal awards gala at the 2017 Leadership Summit in San Jose. Featured this week are Gary Sutherland, principal of Adult Education Programs at El Dorado COE, and Laryn…
Sep 21, 2017, 8:23 AM
Chris entered the Merced County Office of Education Sierra Program, a place for students with behavioral issues and conduct disorders, at the end of his fifth-grade year. After his father left the family when he was 10, Chris struggled to control anger, throwing chairs, desks and books at his…
Sep 19, 2017, 8:16 AM
California and 30 other states submitted their Every Student Succeeds Act plans to the U.S. Department of Education by a Sept. 18 deadline. At the same time, there continue to be many moving parts to the state’s overall system of school measures and support.
Sep 13, 2017, 8:15 AM
“Breaking the Glass Ceiling” was the title of the most recent African American Leadership Academy from the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators, continuing its mission to create a more diversified school workforce.
Sep 12, 2017, 10:05 AM
ACSA is honoring this year’s Administrator of the Year Award recipients, and each is being profiled in EdCal leading up to the formal awards gala at the 2017 Leadership Summit in San Jose. Featured this week is Jose Paredes, director of student services for Covina-Valley USD.
Sep 12, 2017, 8:30 AM
The man Destiny Stallings affectionately calls “Papa”, her grandfather, stepped up and took over as her caretaker after a rocky start to her life. When he was diagnosed with cancer, her world fell apart. Both her grandfather and her uncle died within months of each other, pitching Destiny into a…
Sep 5, 2017, 8:30 AM
David Jasuan was born in Myanmar to a Christian missionary. As a result of government persecution, David and his family were forced to escape the country. They crossed the border from Myanmar to Thailand and then to the Malaysian jungle. Thanks to the United Nations Refugee Agency, David and his…
Aug 29, 2017, 8:30 AM
Carnisha Martin’s childhood was filled with both loss and neglect, yet she never lost her drive to succeed. She bounced from house to house, family member to family member. And she lost her mother after a battle with breast cancer. Despite the upheaval and constant uncertainty, Carnisha’s resiliency…