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Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Sandy Murphey November 21, 2013 at 10:09 am
Considering how few of us actually write letters anymore, and how many youngsters use computers, orRead More phones to text, cursive may no longer needed. Even though spelling is still taught, many youngsters and even adults don't spell things correctly on websites, ads, and especially on the bottom of the screen to show what's being said. It's a joke to see how words are spelled. With texting, it doesn't seem to matter, with all the abbreviations. I guess it's another thing we'll have to adapt to.
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lauriejac August 15, 2013 at 10:09 am
Would love to see this, but Thursday is not August 28th. So is it on Wednesday August 28th orRead More Thursday August 29th?
Joseph Sumbi August 15, 2013 at 10:12 am
Hi lauriejac, great catch. I will contact SSU to confirm the right date. Thanks.
Kimberley Peterson Roberts April 8, 2013 at 02:37 pm
Dylan you are obviously a very intelligent student to which I commend you. I am linked into Aeris.Read More I have also used engrave now and prior. I just think simplicity makes things easier. Have one portal that all our schools in our district use. With that said, after linking in and watching my students progress declining that is when I started with emails, then phone calls still with no response. I cannot help my student unless I am told how I can help my student. There were two counselors and know been informed there are three which is ok. I don't compare our district to others due to they don't run their districts like ours. For example I love Casa Grande due to the fact that they have block scheduling. They have 3 classes a day which give the teacher and the student to be able to more one on one with classes that are oversized. Casa has had great success with this.
James Gattis April 8, 2013 at 02:46 pm
Even the portals are problematic because they are not updated regularly. It is something tooRead More concrete for appropriate up to date information about our students. When questions arise about our students decline in grades it can take weeks even months to reach a teacher/counselor to get the whole story, by that time our student has failed or it is too late for make up. What happened to the old fashioned way..student is failing or needs help the teacher picks up a phone and calls the parent? Rarely happens. I experience this frequently with Windsor High and have heard the same stories from parents who have come for counseling. Communication is very poor between parents and teachers and something needs to change.
Kimberley Peterson Roberts April 8, 2013 at 02:54 pm
I completely agree James. Maybe if the phone was picked up and used a little more often then youRead More would see more from the parents thus making it easier for the teacher.
Reginald "Rex" Henderson August 3, 2013 at 11:06 am
I still maintain that the cross looks cute on her.
Dorie McKay August 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm
anything would look cute on her; she's a real beauty..
Bee Ben August 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm
Here in California, we are notoriously noted for tolerance and acceptance. Going only one way.
Ernest Giono July 13, 2013 at 08:30 am
Since when can a school tell a person what jewelry he or she can wear. SSU is out of line. The crossRead More on that girl looks good. It is a necklace, SSU !
bbblewis August 13, 2013 at 07:45 am
Rex, I will pray for you. Sounds like you need it.
Reginald "Rex" Henderson August 18, 2013 at 10:00 am
BBLewis -- everyone needs prayers, so thank you!
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Tim Gega July 5, 2013 at 05:45 pm
One only needs to look at Paula Dean's intolerance and racism and her contradictory new book title:Read More "New Testament:...WHERE WAS THE Christian OUTRAGE HERE? (I rest my case): a civil lawsuit filed last year by Lisa Jackson, a former manager of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, which Deen co-owns with her brother, Bubba Hiers. Jackson says she was sexually harassed and worked in an environment rife with racial slurs and innuendo. Ultimately it was Deen's own words that proved damaging. Asked in her deposition if she had ever used the N-word, she replied: "Yes, of course."
Bob Kinney July 6, 2013 at 08:14 am
This "clip" of the incident is typical. An individual person, not the University, askedRead More her to remove it and later...along with University administrators...apologized profusely. The individual wasn't even employed by SSU, but was involved with an independent organization working on campus. The University has tried to directly contact this young lady, but hasn't been successful and has issued a public apology and total disassociation with this person and the request to remove the cross. They are meeting next week to fully and personally apologize to her and settle this incident. Of course, Fox News will have grabbed her by then to blow this up further. Chill people...this isn't the end of the world!
Tim Gega July 7, 2013 at 07:38 am
Thanks for the "Enlightenment" Bob.
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Reginald "Rex" Henderson June 27, 2013 at 10:44 pm
In the old days, this might have been something folks with an empty room did on a lark. ButRead More nowadays, with Homeland Security, NSA and Prism and all, it might be more trouble than its worth.
Cam June 29, 2013 at 05:15 pm
We had a great experience hosting a Japanese student last summer. Lots of fun and interesting wayRead More to share our American lifestyle while developing an international understanding. Due to family health problems, the room is not available this year, or we would gladly host again.
Credo High students participate in an outdoor classroom. Credit: Waldorf Today
chris sleight June 23, 2013 at 03:43 pm
As an educator and parent of a 20 year old and a 15 year old, I have lots of experience in highRead More school education. I am delighted with the rigorous academic education my younger daughter is receiving at Credo. We drive daily from Novato, and the trip is worth it. Too often, our students are taught to memorize facts and regurgitate them. At Credo they are forced to think. It works, as 98% of 10th graders passed the high school exit exam the first time. It was also the first time the school had 10th graders to whom to administer it. Most start ups, be they in education or business, struggle financially in the beginning. Good thing nobody told Steve Jobs or Bill Gates to stop thinking innovatively because there was no money in it.
Veronica Seidemann June 28, 2013 at 06:31 pm
I have witness the systematic mutilation of my children's creativity, self esteem, self reliance andRead More curiosity while attending two well-know and high-scored public schools in the San Ramon Valley United School District. We were VERY happy when we found out about Credo High and are making the choice of taking the risk and moving to the area inspite of my oldest child being on the waiting list. We believe in Credo. Imagine the change in society when a Waldorf inspired Public Education goes mainstream. It will impact every aspect of our human development. There is always a solution when there is good will.
Sunday Thompson June 30, 2013 at 11:06 pm
My neighbor has a daughter at Credo. I've heard nothing but good things about Credo's curriculumRead More and the engaged students. The program seems rich and the teachers sound exceptional. I have visited Credo to see music and drama performances and I am tremendously impressed with the level of work and passion these students are putting forth. The school board wants to make it appear that they are trying to work it out with Credo but it appears that superintendent Haley (who's been bouncing from district to district*) and his side kick Mark Orloff are determined to shut down Credo for any reason they can find. Could it be that they fear Credo outshines our local high school? (Fights on the football field?) Come on people - work it out and keep Credo here. It is the ONLY PUBLIC Waldorf inspired high school in the USA. Be proud. I am.
Anisia robinson June 4, 2013 at 03:35 am
I'm confused. We now have over crowding in the elementary schools yet we closed down Goldridge andRead More others? Am I reading this wrong or missing something?
Karina Ioffee June 4, 2013 at 10:20 am
District administrators say opening La Fiesta Elementary this fall will help with the overcrowding.Read More If you have other questions, you should post to the district's "Rumor Mill" FAQ, written by the Superintendent. To post your question, go to http://crpusd.schoolwires.net/domain/756
danivonhalo June 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm
It was my understanding that while the new name for the middle school implies an emphasis onRead More technology, it is going to be much the same as the existing middle school. Has this changed?
Kimberley Peterson Roberts June 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm
The District needs to look around at other districts and their successes and see if implementingRead More some of those successes would make a difference. Block scheduling is one of them. My sons graduated from Casa Grande and had a phenominal experience. Not tolerating misbehavior and picking up the phone and calling parents to make them get involved even if they don't choose to be. There are not enough good teachers. And this district has some good ones. Unfortunately there are many bad ones and that is where state legislation needs to be changes.
Pete Karaiskos May 14, 2013 at 11:18 am
Credo is struggling with enrollment because it's a Waldorf school... and as such has no businessRead More being a public charter. Waldorf schools are built on the quazi-religious occult teachings of Rudolf Steiner. They shouldn't be publicly funded to begin with, and that's probably why they're struggling in the first place. When the article says “Happy parents and students talk to other, that’s the best form of advertising,” it fails to mention that unhappy parents and students talk too. Read about Waldorf schools and their problematic nature here: http://thewaldorfreview.blogspot.com/
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