Jenny January 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO-State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson outlined his ambitious “Agenda for Excellence” for the next four years today in Sacramento as he was sworn in for his second term as chief of California’s public school system and leader of the California Department of Education. “During my first term, we have begun transforming education in […]

Jenny January 22, 2015

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced a dramatic 20 percent drop in the number of students expelled in 2013-14 and a 15.2 decline in the number of students suspended. This marks the second year in a row of declines in both areas. The new figures come at a time when the California […]

Jenny January 20, 2015

Anaheim Union’s corporate- mentoring program launched January 14, matching 45 students with Kaiser Permanente professionals who will provide them with hands-on experience and career guidance. The P21 Community Mentoring Program is the outgrowth of a partnership among the District, the city of Anaheim, business, community, and government leaders. It took hold last spring when some […]

Jenny January 20, 2015

Residents in south Anaheim Guinida Lane’s neighborhood took a lesson from history books on the morning of Saturday, Jan 10. ‘Paul Revere’ rode his horse, bell ringing loudly, signaling Paul Revere Park was officially open. Located adjacent to Paul Revere Elementary School, the Paul Revere Park dedication event welcomed hundreds of local residents and friends […]

Jenny December 23, 2014

On Monday morning Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that Congress has included $5 million in FY 2015 funding bill, also known as the CROmnibus, for a West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System, the first time Congress has ever provided funding specifically for the system. A limited system developed by Caltech, […]

Jenny December 18, 2014

By Jennifer Schlueter “Everyone is at risk and more than 300 death cases! We are all scared,” Hindo ends his email from Sierra Leone to his sister Sarah Culberson in California. He had sent the email at the end of July asking Sarah for support so he could educate the people in his district and […]

Jenny December 18, 2014

Hindo explains hand-washing stations to villagers in Sierra Leone – Courtesy photos Education from locals for locals against Ebola prevents deadly disease from spreading By Jennifer Schlueter For a few years now, Beacon Media’s founder Von Raees has been supporting Sarah Culberson’s Kposowa foundation, rebuilding Bumpe High School in Sierra Leone, which had been destroyed […]

Jenny December 17, 2014

by Vickie Vértiz After a state senator complained, the Orange County District Attorney requested that the president of the Anaheim City School District investigate allegations of parent intimidation and harassment as they try to improve their struggling school. According to the Orange County Register, a group of parents have been collecting signatures to take over […]

Jenny November 25, 2014

by Vickie Vértiz Forcing the evacuation of an entire school, a chemical spill at UEI College was reported at a trade school with a location in Anaheim, on Tuesday, November 18. Shortly after students at the college claimed to be suffering from eye irritation and nausea, administrators called the Anaheim Fire Department at 10:30 a.m. […]

Jenny October 28, 2014

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced that California leads the nation in after school programs, placing first among all states in a national survey released Thursday by the Afterschool Alliance. “The good news is, because we have followed through on our long-term commitment to invest in our children, California has the largest […]