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DeAnna McDaid March 31, 2014 at 11:13 am
Way to show your stuff Marilyn
CaliGirl March 31, 2014 at 09:49 pm
And after teaching these kids so well, now they want to move to common core. So very sad. If youRead More were doing so great before then why break something that was working?
LIVERMORE, Ca: Livermore High Shooting Stars special education cheer squad. Photo Courtesy: ABC7 News
libertus_rebelium March 21, 2014 at 11:17 pm
Grenada has one too but it does not seem to be celebrated as much. Maybe because they don't selfRead More promote....
Shelley March 22, 2014 at 05:41 pm
Great job everyone! I am so proud of all of our squads in Livermore!
Becky March 23, 2014 at 08:22 am
What a great cheerleader squad. Nobody can pump up a crowd like them. I really admire people whoRead More can stand up in front of a crowd and lead that wave of excitement.
Jennifer February 12, 2014 at 09:20 pm
Great Presentations! Too bad there were some rude parents there who spoke over the students (thatRead More had microphones) that were trying to do their presentations on the stage. Great example setting...not. No wonder we have so many rude teens running around. Kudos to the teachers for keeping the students motivated during the last five months!
LIVERMORE, Ca: First graders at St. Michael School  used paper bags to recreate Livemore landmarks. Photo credit: Allison Perlin
Becky February 1, 2014 at 08:26 am
And real estate in this paper bag town starts at $500,000.
LL February 5, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Please keep the comments positive. :)
Becky February 5, 2014 at 12:57 pm
This is really cute, and you can tell that the children did the work themselves which is as itRead More should be.
LIVERMORE, Ca: Stephanie Beasly, community relations officer, Terry Greenaway, Kathy Hallenbeck, and Vicki Schellenberger. Photo provided by Sandia National Lab
Billi Burkett-Gadomski March 22, 2014 at 03:17 pm
Congratulations to these Livermore teachers for their high standards! I assume that these teachersRead More have strong values and morals; but I wonder if the same can be said for Livermore High School's athletic departments?
AP Photo/Steve Ruark
Mark Tarte December 10, 2013 at 10:37 pm
UC's won't admit it but they like international students because they pay much more money than evenRead More an out of state US citizen. That has impacted many programs, including engineering. However, common core is a K-12 program and if the K-12s haven't been preparing students for college or work, how are they going to do it under common core? Good idea, snappy name, poorly implemented so far and with California near the bottom of K-12 performance, I hold little hope for its success. One thing though, teachers at the K-12, with rare exception, are doing their best within a system that concerns itself these days with social engineering than education and that is a direct result of Sacramento and their meddlesome ways.
Becky December 11, 2013 at 10:29 am
What I don't understand about public school now is that colleges are pushing education out to anRead More older and older age -- for example now to study architecture you have to start architecture school after getting a four-year degree, but in the 70's you could get a BA in architecture. And now to get a job as a physical therapist, it's recommended to get a PhD. And then at the other end of educational life schools are pushing learning younger and younger. Pushing reading before Kindergarten starts, Algebra for everybody in sixth grade.
Jazzy March 16, 2014 at 01:56 pm
I am glad for the Common Core overhaul, though CA is still pretty new to CC - it's hard to fullyRead More know the impact longterm. But, regarding cursive, as a notary, I am already seeing young people who can not sign their own name on documents. They print it. Just seems wrong.
Charity Van Nortwick Shehtanian December 4, 2013 at 09:34 pm
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Autumn Johnson (Editor) December 5, 2013 at 06:32 am
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Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Bob Shelar November 15, 2013 at 08:22 am
Your last paragraph is right on. Keep cursive, don't keep it, I could care less. Let's keep our eyeRead More on the ball. We have major problems with K-12 education in this country. Common Core has been a long time coming and thank God. I have a child who is a junior in High School and one who is a senior at USC in LA. I have had to tell my kids that public school is simply a process to get through in order to get to "real" learning in a good college. My son was diagnosed with AD/HD in 7th grade and he has certain learning issues. I have been fighting with untrained teachers year after year.
Becky November 19, 2013 at 02:39 pm
Cursive is cool and I think it has value, but I understand why teachers don't want to spend time onRead More it. I went to school in the 60's and 70's, and we were taught cursive. But I only use it for writing birthday cards. And my signature is not the classic style of letters that they taught us in school, but a strung together form of printing. They say that learning it is supposed to get you in touch with your creative side, but I think that the way it was taught in school was too exacting and actually discouraged me from using it. My mom on the other hand has a really unique form of cursive, but it's hard to read it. Maybe it should be taught in after school fun programs.
Becky November 19, 2013 at 02:40 pm
Also isn't cursive writing really something that is really only necessary when writing with a quill,Read More because you can't lift up the inked pen without risking a blotch of ink. Still, very cool and fun.
Livermore, Granada high school logos Courtesy Patti Ising
Mike S November 7, 2013 at 08:29 pm
Mr. Petersdorf has brought in the military to a high school football game? Apparently he supportsRead More the on-campus recruitment of high school students for the military. The campuses should remain pressure free of recruitment, there are plenty of other opportunities for young adults to learn about military opportunities.
Joe Velasquez November 8, 2013 at 10:25 am
I think that was a good idea to have last game dedicate to the military since it is going to beRead More Veteran's Day on Monday. One day to honor the military and veterans is a good thing, since many veterans have sacrificed much for our freedom and country. I do not believe having one day to honor the military and veterans is going to put any amount of stress on a student that they will have mental or emotional health issues.
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Such Troll November 1, 2013 at 12:50 pm
Wow, I didn't know the S in NSA stands for schools. Learn something new everyday I guess.
Chris Helm November 2, 2013 at 12:11 am
Stupid... What I do with my own time in my own house outside of school property is absolutely noRead More business of theirs.
Speedie B November 2, 2013 at 11:25 am
A Principal or other school official will NOT be calling my child in to question them unless I'mRead More notified first and present for the interrogation. People have a right to an attorney before questioning, why should my child be any different?