Marshall Fundamental School Named a 2015 California Gold Ribbon School

first_imgEducation Marshall Fundamental School Named a 2015 California Gold Ribbon School Honoring outstanding, innovative schools throughout California From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | 4:47 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced Pasadena Unified’s Marshall Fundamental School was among 193 middle schools and 180 high schools honored under the state’s new Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program.“These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching,” Torlakson said. “They provide great examples of the things educators are doing right—embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate.”The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment and accountability systems.Schools applied for the award based on a model program their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. The new award is recognizing middle and high schools this year and elementary schools in 2016.The Gold Ribbon awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include, the California Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards.In addition to being chosen as Gold Ribbon Schools, 38 schools were given an additional honor of being selected as having an Exemplary Program in Arts Education, Career Technical Education, or Physical Activity and Nutrition. Schools had to apply separately for these honors, which will be denoted on the list below by a symbol that corresponds to their program. The awards, introduced in 2013, reflect Torlakson’s goals outlined in his A Blueprint for Great Schools report, which provides direction for California’s education system.Additionally, Gold Ribbon awardees that are also Title I schools were recognized as Academic Achieving Schools and are identified as such on the list. This additional recognition is given only to schools receiving federal Title I funds that assist in meeting the educational needs of students living at or below the poverty line.The Gold Ribbon schools as well as the Exemplary Program recipients, Title I Academic Achieving Schools, 2015 Green Ribbon Schools, 2015 Civic Learning Award Schools, and the National Blue Ribbon Honorees from 2014 will be recognized later this month during regional ceremonies held in Sacramento, San Diego, Visalia, and San Francisco.Please visit the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program on the California Department of Education’s Web site at www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/gr/ .Marshall Fundamental Secondary School, 990 N. Allen Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 396-5810 or visit www.marshallfundamental.org.The CDE California School Recognition Program is presented by San Mateo-based California Casualty. Community News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, Jan. 22

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionOT money could pay for more officersI’m not particularly strong in math. But it seems to me that the amount spent on overtime for our police department could get us three or four more patrol officers – and that’s including benefits.And the current officers would have more time off for their families and other pursuits. Just sayin’.Mary SiegelSchenectady Senate trial rigged for Trump acquittalNow that the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is about to begin, the Republican senators are in a tizzy. Mitch McConnell has made it very clear that having witnesses and additional documents admitted into evidence is not what they had in mind.He has already announced that he will not be impartial, and that is most likely the prevailing sentiment among the GOP senators.To see them all raise their right hands and swear to be impartial was a sight to behold.When a person takes such an oath, although he has no intention of complying, could that be construed as lying to Congress? After all, lying to Congress is what got Bill Clinton impeached.In my opinion, “trial” is synonymous with “witness,” and McConnell coordinating with the Oval Office to determine trial procedure is tantamount to the jury consulting with the plaintiff. It is not the proper way to conduct a trial.Just remember, Andrew Johnson was acquitted by only one vote, but the stigma of impeachment still lives on 157 years later.Jane ReisengerSchenectadyGrateful for man who removes snowI’d like to extend my gratitude to an amazing gentleman for his incredibly generous efforts when it snows heavily. I live on the southern end of Ballston Spa Village on the west side of Church Avenue (aka Route 50) between the light at Route 67E and McMasters Street. This man snow-blows our sidewalks clean along the entire stretch from Stewart’s to McMasters, clearing driveways and bus stops. He does this before we homeowners can even get out there to do it ourselves.We are especially grateful to him for removing the snow from those walks that are never cleared.It is a particularly difficult task because the added snowplow piles become compacted and brutal to clear. This gentleman accepts no payment, cash or other offerings. Even “Thank you, sir,” interrupts his appointed rounds.On behalf of all of us who live on this stretch of the village, we thank you most heartily, kind sir, whoever you are.Leslie SittnerBallston SpaLocal events to mark abortion oppositionOn Friday, buses from the Capitol District area will be bringing people to Washington, D.C., to join in the annual March For Life, in remembrance of over 61 million babies whose lives brutally ended in abortion.Locally today, on the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, churches in Johnstown, Gloversville, Northville, Fonda and Amsterdam will be chiming (tolling) their church bells at noon in sad remembrance of all these precious children.Listen for the church bells and wherever you are at noon today, stop and pray:‘Please Lord, put an end to this evil, touch hearts with your love and forgiveness and help us to do all we can to put an end to abortion.’Madeline DerwinJohnstown  More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Take a role in police reformsEDITORIAL: No more extensions on vehicle inspectionsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Schenectady homeless assistance program Street Soldiers dealing with surge in needEDITORIAL: Don’t repeal bail reform law; Fix it the right waylast_img read more

Ajit Pawar’s remark sparks buzz over candidate from Indapur

first_imgWith the State Assembly polls round the corner, rumour mills are abuzz with the candidacy of the crucial Indapur Assembly segment which forms part of the Baramati Lok Sabha constituency, the bastion of the Pawar clan.A remark by senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar to his party colleague and sitting Indapur MLA Dattatrey Bharne, at a public event on Sunday has sparked renewed speculation over whether Mr. Bharne or senior Congress leader Harshawardhan Patil would be given a ticket from Indapur if the Congress and NCP contest the polls jointly.“I hope that our bonds [between the NCP and Mr. Bharne] of mutual affection will continue to endure in the future,” said Mr. Pawar to Mr. Bharne sarcastically, drawing mirth and laughter from those present.The Indapur Assembly seat has been the stronghold of Mr. Patil’s family. A former State cabinet minister for four consecutive terms, Mr. Patil has been winning from Indapur since 1995 before suffering a humiliating defeat at Mr. Bharne’s hands in the 2014 Assembly elections when both parties contested separately.Despite the bad blood between the Pawar and the Patil clans, aggravated by Mr. Patil’s loss in 2014, the NCP had sought to mollify the Congress leader to ensure that he campaigned for the re-election of NCP MP Supriya Sule, NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s daughter and Ajit Pawar’s cousin, from Baramati Lok Sabha constituency.Given the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) — and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s — singular resolve to root out the Pawars’ influence from Baramati and western Maharashtra, Mr. Ajit Pawar had personally conferred with Mr. Patil at the latter’s residence in Pune to dispel any lingering disaffection the Congress leader may have harboured against the NCP.Mr. Pawar’s recent ‘taunt’ to Mr. Bharne is being interpreted as a sign that Mr. Patil could be given the ticket for his help in securing Ms. Sule’s victory. If so, it lends credence to the speculation that Mr. Bharne is on his way to joining the BJP.“There has always been a political competitition between the Pawars and the Patil family for dominance in Baramati and Indapur. In the 1984 Lok Sabha elections, Sharad Pawar, then with the Indian Congress (Socialist), had contested against Shakarrao Bajirao Patil, Harshawardhan Patil’s uncle and had trounced the latter. This rivalry had played out its course in the next political generation as well, between Ajit Pawar and Harshawardhan Patil,” says political analyst Rajendra Pandharpure.However, in view of the BJP’s massive mandate in this year’s general elections, and with Mr. Pawar’s party and the Congress facing a battle with their backs to the wall, Mr. Pandharpure said that old rivalry between the Pawars and Mr. Patil could mellow into an alliance dictated by political necessity.“Mr. Patil wields considerable influence over the Indapur and Bhor Assembly segments, whose collective votes played a critical role in ensuring Ms. Sule’s win in the general election. In the event of an NCP-Congress alliance for the upcoming Assembly poll, he would definitely be given preference over Mr. Bharne in return for his help to the Pawar clan,” he said.last_img read more

10 months agoAgent says Atlanta beat Barcelona, Real Madrid to Gonzalo Martínez deal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Agent says Atlanta beat Barcelona, Real Madrid to Gonzalo Martínez dealby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Atlanta United’s latest signing, Gonzalo Martínez, has revealed interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona.Martinez impressed for River Plate in the recent Copa Libertadores final.”Barcelona and Real Madrid were also interested [in Martínez] but he and his agents saw the potential in the MLS,” agent Guido Albers told De Volkskrant.Martínez, 25, joins Atlanta in a deal worth 15 million euros after starring for River Plate last year. last_img

CBS Reportedly Snagging ESPN Announcer To Eventually Replace Verne Lundquist On Top CFB Broadcast

first_imgA pylon with the SEC logo on it.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 07: An ‘SEC’ logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)CBS reportedly has its replacement in place for Verne Lundquist on its top SEC game broadcast. According to Fox Sports’ Clay Travis, long-time ESPN announcer Brad Nessler will be leaving the network for CBS. He’ll call NFL games until Lundquist retires, when he’ll then become the play-by-play man for CBS’ top SEC game each week. Lundquist has called SEC games since 2000. Told Brad Nessler will leave ESPN and do NFL for CBS, until he takes over SEC for Uncle Verne.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 25, 2016Nessler has been calling college football games for ESPN since 1997. He’s been with the network since 1992.last_img read more