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Cecille Mortel May 18, 2012 at 02:21 am
My thoughts and prayers to Jane's family and loved ones. She was one of reasons why I felt safe atRead More El Camino High School. She will always be remembered.
Veronica Chan May 18, 2012 at 03:22 am
Over 10 years ago, Jane was so upset at me the one time I cut school and got caught. She set meRead More straight and let me know why I couldn't continue doing the bad things I'd been doing. Thank God for the way she cared for all the students and staff at El Camino. You're surely loved and missed, Jane, rest in peace with the angels.
Maribel May 18, 2012 at 02:49 pm
does anyone know where to send sympathy cards to?
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Moon Son November 15, 2013 at 07:27 am
As a child in the 1950's, I still remember my father having me practice the Palmer Method, and toRead More this day I am so thankful that he did.
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Chris Corbett October 24, 2013 at 11:28 am
I learn a lot from the Lifetime channel. It teaches a lot how to raise teens! It covers this topicRead More and more...it isn't just "television for women."
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Chris Corbett October 4, 2013 at 06:20 pm
Yes, there is too much homework, absolutely. My kids do over two hours each night, and I agree, thatRead More is too much...tone it down, teachers! Teach more in class, so students can rest a little at night...
California schools' API scores were released today.
Chris Corbett October 4, 2013 at 06:30 pm
Most kids just fill in the circles, that's why. STAR testing is not an accurate indicator of how aRead More child is progressing...
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Mike July 29, 2013 at 12:40 pm
Ctber security regardless of the case needs to be inproved upon. As for institutions of higherRead More learning such as Stanford, perhaps they would be well served to focus on Cyber security. Institutions such as JR. Colleges and other public colleges and universities may also need to do so as well, but they should also focus on elimination of some of the classes that are offered. Then monet saved would help with Cyber Security. But why would they do such a dumb thing? The money is free. Also, in some cases if they didn't offer some easy classes that cover certain degree requirements some students would not get one. Of course that problem begins in the high schools. Based on my experience of interviewing young people for employment I think the 1st priority for high schools should be teaching students to be able to master speaking English. reading, writting and a reasonable amount of math prior to their graduation.
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Sam Chetcuti July 7, 2013 at 06:09 pm
I personally think that the interest rates doubling on students is terrible. I read some time backRead More that for the first time in history student debt had exceeded credit card debt. What will doubling the interest rates on these loans do? Will it lead to more students to default? Will it lead to another bubble like the housing mess we all endured in 2007-2008? At the present time I know no one who will be affected by the interest change. I hope that legislators will do their utmost to resolve this problem at their first opportunity. If they don't then we should vote all of them out of office.
Sam Chetcuti June 4, 2013 at 03:26 pm
It is desirable for all of our students to do well in school. It probably is more of a necessity forRead More each and every non English speaker to do their utmost to learn in the language of the US. I for one am fluent in another language but I sure didn't use it as a crutch when I was a student. Changing school curriculum to accommodate those who refuse to learn English at the detrement of English speaking students is just plain wrong. Affirmative Action and programs of it's ilk are just plain reverse discrimination. I'll bet you if I went to a foreign country for study, the school I attended wouldn't shape it's curriculum around my needs.
Heather June 4, 2013 at 08:19 pm
I have been working with preschool and kindergarten students for over 10 years and it is just aRead More shame when the children arrive at school with no knowledge of the English language. I understand the desire to keep the native language at home but it does not serve the student well to send them to school and expect the teachers to teach them English as well as the current curriculum. It is not fair to the student as they are scared when they arrive at school and move slowly through classes because of the language barrier. I agree with the previous comment. My parents came to America and learned English to blend in. They NEVER would have made it in America and in the work force without knowledge of the English language. This is certainly a different time period.
Mike June 1, 2013 at 03:22 pm
I am the spouse of a teacher who works at a private inner city school. Every year (for over 20Read More years) my spouse is subject to an annual performance review. That review determines her ability to return to the classroom the following school year. Performance is evaluated by a variety of things such as administrator (management) observations, lesson plan review, parental feedback, and student test scores. I am also the father of two teachers who work in the public education. The are employed in two separate San Mateo County School Districts. I also have several friends and acquaintances who are teachers and administrators in both private and public education in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. As a result of such exposure I’ve developed a perception over the years which leads me to believe that an inconsistency exists between public and private sector education where teachers’ accountability and performance is concerned (also pay and benefits). I think the private sector is more focused on accountability, and student performance. Such expectations or certainly at least the level and frequencies of those expectations just do not seem to me to be as prevalent in public education. Where-as we have about the best politicians that money can buy I ask the following question. Can my perception regarding a lack of credible accountability and performance standards in public education be due in part to the power of the political action contributions funds of public employee unions such as the California Teachers Association?
Jacquelyn Canoose May 3, 2013 at 03:08 pm
What a great effort to bring awareness of such a well deserved project! Jacquelyn Canoose
Maria April 24, 2013 at 12:39 pm
#73 Aragon High School
jspeller April 24, 2013 at 02:44 pm
Patch – you got it completely wrong; South City schools are thriving! Here’s a quoteRead More from the US News & World Report Best High Schools Ranking Survey Results you linked to: “South San Francisco Unified School District California's SSFUSD contains three high schools. The district contains two schools that received gold, silver or bronze medals in U.S. News's Best High Schools rankings.” The USN survey results included El Camino HS and South San Francisco HS in their list of Best High Schools in the U.S. Out of the 1200+ high schools in California, El Camino was rated #290 out of the BEST 600 and SSFHS was rated #432, and both received silver medals, but you say they “are struggling”? Did you read the ranking survey results? You wrote that our schools "are struggling by comparison,” but you fail to define "struggling", nor do you explain what you are comparing. Have you reported that SSFUSD’s graduation rate is the highest in San Mateo County? Have you done any in-depth reporting about our students’ academic improvements and successes, or challenges? As a representative of the hard-working and accomplished teachers of the South San Francisco Classroom Teachers Association, I’m disappointed in your reporting. And Patch, if this were an assignment for one of our Journalism classes, I doubt it would pass Peer Review, and if graded, I’m pretty sure it would earn an “F”. Jan Speller President, South San Francisco Classroom Teachers Association
Beatrice Karnes April 26, 2013 at 01:04 am
This article focused on the Top 100. In comparison, rankings of 290 and 432 are not stellar.
Andrew Peceimer April 11, 2013 at 12:52 am
So how did the high schools students perform? The link is below...can anyone explain the results?Read More http://api.cde.ca.gov/Acnt2012/2012GrowthSch.aspx?allcds=41690704137279
Chris Corbett April 11, 2013 at 05:01 pm
As much as I disagree with your leadership and ways, Mr Hogan, to show you I am ultra fair, I alwaysRead More give credit where it's due, so kudos to you and your workers for helping the youth of SSF graduate at a solid rate! Keep up the good work--at least on this topic...I just wish you were not a cover-up artist!
wolfone March 6, 2013 at 11:54 am
Well follow the money! Bush tried to assassinate him for the oil. He would give oil every year toRead More the people of Alaska's Bush who every year have to make a choice between eating or heating. The Gov does nothing. http://bit.ly/13FeZTO http://bit.ly/103xNar Its all about Money/Oil. And Fred before you call someone a PIG look in the mirror first you may be shocked. Medicine won't help you either when you get CANER!
Fred Eiger March 6, 2013 at 11:10 pm
Chavez was a murdering scumbag. He's roasting in flaming eternity. Hopefully, Venezuela canRead More recover from that pig.
Mike March 7, 2013 at 08:39 pm
So from what I understand from the 2 comments made here so far, Fred thinks the man was a murderousRead More scum bag, and wolfone believes Chavez was a good guy, everything connected with oil or failure is almost always George W Bush's fault, and Medicare is not going to help anyone when they get cancer. As for the article we have the owner of Pica Pica Maize Kitchen who is from Caracas mourning the death of his/her president. I find that statement most interesting, my immigrant grandparents after once stepping foot on US Soil NEVER referred to any president other that the President of the USA as being their president. I guess that is because they planned on staying here and wanted to be part of the USA not to just benefit from what the country has to offer. Who knows what that person is thinking or what they believe but, I find the statement "interesting" because I do not see or hear anything that is even similar from my good friends immigrant Asian wife, or my Marine nephew's South American immigrant wife who are now both naturalized citizens and they made that transition in less than 9 years.