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Friday, October 20, 2017


Anaheim’s original Northgate Market to become education center
A former Anaheim neighborhood market that launched a successful family owned chain of 42 stores will be turned into a youth learning center. The city recently agreed to spend $4.75 million to buy the North Anaheim Boulevard site of Northgate Market, which closed in February about seven months after a new, bigger store opened at Lincoln Avenue and State College Boulevard. Officials plan to recreate it as a center for tutoring, youth mentoring and college and career assistance.


Edison High teacher named a California Teacher of the Year uses a ‘hands-on, minds-on’ approach
A teacher at Edison High School in Huntington Beach is one of five educators selected as 2018 California Teachers of the Year. The California Department of Education said Gregory Gardiner, who teaches environmental science and biology, will be honored by state schools Supt. Tom Torlakson at a gala in Sacramento on Feb. 12. Gardiner said in an interview that Torlakson called him last week during class to give him the news.

Mobile school pantry delivers free fruits and vegetables to 30 O.C. schools
At a bustling farmers market at Santa Ana High School on a recent Thursday, families packed shopping carts, cardboard crates and strollers full of fresh produce.


In aftermath of fires, schools brace for newly homeless students
Debra Sanders has spent the past five years providing guidance and comfort to Sonoma County’s homeless students, helping them navigate the school system and claim their rights to an education. Then, last week, she became homeless herself.


Switching To Middle School Can Be Hard On Kids, But There Are Ways To Make It Better
A large body of research suggests that students who go to middle school or junior high do worse academically, socially and emotionally, compared to the young teenagers who get to be the oldest students at schools with grades K-8.

The murky part of charter school law in the Ref Rodriguez story
Are charter schools subject to state laws designed to prevent public officials from personally benefiting from taxpayer dollars they spend? That question has divided California lawmakers for years, and it’s taken new salience following the latest twist in the saga of Los Angeles Unified school board member Ref Rodriguez.

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