schools

  • THINK TOGETHER HOSTS LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL RALLY IN SAN JOSE TO HELP SAVE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS

    Students at McCollam Elementary celebrate Mexican culture with event themed on Disney’s Coco film and Día de los Muertos Think Together   SAN JOSE, Calif. – Think Together, a statewide nonprofit organization that partners with schools to provide early learning, afterschool and support programs, hosted a Lights On Afterschool rally on October 25...
  • Don’t leave middle schools out of the school start time debate

    DEBORAH TEMKIN Child Trends Getting enough good sleep is critical for adolescents’ health, education, and overall well-being, but data from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey suggest that only one in four high school students (27 percent) receives more than eight hours of sleep per night. However, sleep scientistsrecommend that adolescents receive...
  • East San José School makes California’s list of distinguished schools

    Alpha Schools Alpha: Cornerstone Academy Preparatory is one of 287 schools throughout the state, 17 in Santa Clara County, named a 2018 California Distinguished School. The program, which honors California’s most exemplary and inspiring public schools, returns after a three-year break, replacing the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program. Schools...
  • How Leadership Opportunities Leads to High School Success

    Three local teens share how they became confident in learning and life Heather Murtagh Special to El Observador Helping to prepare a child for life-long success requires a variety of support. Academic opportunities are important, but they aren’t the only kind of support youth need. Around 90 percent of...
  • Summit Public Schools Launches Nation’s First Personalized Learning Teacher Residency

    Launching in fall 2017, collaborative program will train a diverse cohort of aspiring educators to lead today’s classroom while supporting the personal needs of students  REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Building on Summit Public Schools’ success as a national leader in student-centered education, its Summit Learning Residency Program will prepare...
  • San Jose Summit Schools Celebrate 98 Percent of Students Accepted to College

    A decade since its first graduating class, Summit celebrates college-bound rates above 90 percent at all of its schools REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Summit Public Schools recently announced that an average of 98 percent of seniors at both of its San Jose schools, Summit Rainier and Summit Tahoma, have...
  • Progress Slow Making U.S. Schools Safe for LGBTQ Students

    Eric Galatas Public News Service CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Schools that take steps to reduce bullying and provide other supports for their LGBTQ students are seeing better education outcomes, but the nation’s middle and high schools can still be described as “hostile environments,” according to a new survey by the...
  • Fear Holding Back Students of Color

    Veronica Carter Public News Service SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A study done by youth researchers cites fear as a major barrier to wellness for students of color. Youth of color represent the fastest growing segment of the United States’ child population, and, according to America’s Promise Alliance, fear and less...
  • SUMMIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADVANCES TO FINAL ROUND OF NATIONAL XQ CONTEST

    SUMMIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    SUMMIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADVANCES TO FINAL ROUND OF NATIONAL XQ CONTEST The Northern California-based public charter organization is named a finalist for their proposed redesign of the American high school Redwood City – Summit Public Schools (Summit) announced this week that its proposal has advanced to the final round...