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State superintendent to host education forum in San Ramon Dec. 21

Talk to cover Common Core, state exit exam

California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson will be hosting an education forum in the Tri-Valley about the impact of state policies on local education.

The Dec. 21 forum will run from 7-9 p.m. at Dougherty Valley High School Performance Art Center, 10550 Albion Road in San Ramon. Registration is preferred.

The talk will specifically cover the impact of the rollout of Common Core and the impact of the elimination of the California High School Exit Examination.

Establishing Common Core has been a controversial subject in the Tri-Valley. In Pleasanton schools, students have switched textbooks, taken new standardized tests and have to adjust to a new way of learning traditional subjects, like longform multiplication.

California eliminated the California High School Exit Examination this year, prompting praises and criticisms from educators and parents across the state. Students will now only have to follow their individual schools' graduation requirements to matriculate.

The forum is hosted by the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association Tri-Valley chapter and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

To RSVP, visit http://tinyurl.com/20151221Torlakson.

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Posted by LoganYoung209
a resident of Walnut Hills
on Jan 8, 2016 at 1:11 am

LoganYoung209 is a registered user.

There is no "Sec. of Education" for entity states. The US Sec. of Education is Margaret Spellings. Web Link


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Posted by Jenifer Roberts
a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Nov 8, 2016 at 11:45 pm

Education is important for the students to grow their education in their desired field which is good for them and for their education career by which they can learn more information and knowledge which is good for them law assignment.


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