Anaheim Union High School District

School Cheating Is Diverse But Not New

The final report presented to Georgia’s governor in June 2011 by a team of special investigators began, “Thousands of school children were harmed by widespread cheating in the Atlanta Public School System.” Teachers in 30 schools admitted to cheating, although investigators identified cheating in 44 schools by 178 teachers, administrators, and test coordinators, among which 35 educators were indicted. After ...

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Common Core Writing Standards Gobsmacks Teachers and Students: Part II

Students in pubic schools do not write well, as I previously noted (see Part I). Writing instruction in schools is usually provided by teachers who lack writing fluency and typically instruct students to use writing strategies not used by fluent writers. The most important lesson about writing is never taught: that writing is rewriting. Neither do students write enough to ...

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Common Core Writing Gobsmacks Teachers and Students: Part I

Students in pubic schools, younger and older, do not write well, which the use of Common Core Standards will not improve, and perhaps even worsen. Nearly 10 years ago, I wrote a column for the Orange County Register that explained why students do not learn to write effectively. The reasons have not changed.  Writing is taught by teachers who have never published anything. A very ...

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Common Core Will Bore. Will Students Snore?

The signature legislation of George W. Bush, No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 (NCLB) extended the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Part of President Johnson’s War on Poverty, ESEA focused on improving the academic achievement of educationally disadvantaged students (EDS), often members of minority groups attending schools in metropolitan areas. Each succeeding extension of ESEA has emphasized ...

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School Differences That Don’t Make a Difference—and One That Matters

Elevating substandard school performance is not easy. Ironically, factors that least affect student achievement (e.g., tests, technology, money spent) are the factors most often debated. Hundreds of millions of dollars were spent to implement the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, yet neither scores in reading nor mathematics improved significantly. Long-term improvement in student performance has never resulted from ...

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Common Core: Another Stairway to Nowhere

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1965) signed by President Lyndon Johnson was revised seven times, most recently by President George Bush when he approved No Child Left Behind (NCLB, 2002). The effect on student performance of NCLB was near zero, so the Obama administration created a new program, Race to the Top, excusing states from fulfilling the goals of ...

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Gloria Romero Criticizes Teachers Union Tactics Against AUHSD Board Candidate Roberto Baeza

Former state Senator Gloria Romero, founded of the California Center for Parent Empowerment, published an op-ed in Monday’s OC Register taking aim attempts by the Anaheim Elementary Education Association to muzzle members who are walking for Robert Baeza, the popular former principal of Benito Juarez Elementary and Palm Lane Elementary schools.  Baeza is running for the Anaheim Union High School District ...

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OCEA Gives $2,135 To Al Jabbar’s AUHSD Trustee Campaign

During the last few days, the Orange County Employees Association has donated $2,135 to the election campaign of Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees Al Jabbar, who was appointed to in 2013 to fill a vacancy created by Jordan Brandman’s election to the Anaheim City Council. Jabbar, a Democrat, ran for the Anaheim City School District Board of ...

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Campaign Against Big AUHSD School Bond Gearing Up

As readers may now, the Anaheim Union High School District has placed a $249 million school bond on the November ballot; from the OCR: Voters in five cities will decide in November whether to approve a $249 million bond measure aimed at updating 19 aging schools within the Anaheim Union High School District. The district’s Board of Trustees voted 4-1 ...

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Report Says AUHSD Facilities Need $1.2 BILLION In Repairs

Tonight the Anaheim Union High School District will consider a report claiming district facilities need $1.2 billion – yes, billion — in improvements. According to the OC Register: More than $1.2 billion in safety and classroom upgrades are needed at 19 campuses in the Anaheim Union High School District over the next decade, according to a report that will be ...

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