Category Archive for: ‘General’

Downey Unified School District Mathematics Placement Policy

Downey Unified School District (DUSD) has adopted the “Enhanced Pathway” in the California Mathematics Framework, 2013 as it allows students to develop a solid foundation on key middle school mathematical concepts.  It also gives students more time to make key choices on their mathematics pathway. This pathway is depicted below: The rationale for this decision is based upon evidence including: …

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Dept. of Education warns of telemarketing scam

California Department of Education Warns Public of Potential Telemarketing Scam   SACRAMENTO—The California Department of Education (CDE) has received information today about a possible telemarketing scam and is warning the public not to share any personal information on the telephone with unsolicited callers. Concerned citizens have been calling the CDE to ask whether the state agency has called their homes …

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Columbia Memorial Space Center ribbon cutting

The space center was recently awarded a $3,500 grant from Best Buy, which allowed the center to upgrade to the newest Lego Mindstorm robots, the EV3’s. “With funding from the Best Buy grant, we were able to upgrade our Space Center’s Robotics Lab, which was in need of some improvements,” Mayor Fernando Vasquez said in a statement. “We are proud …

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California Streaming Digital Photography Contest

Ronda Cordova of Downey High School couldn’t be more proud of her students!  Thirteen of her Advanced Photo students entered the California Streaming Digital Photography Contest.  Ana Preciado was named a contest winner for her entry titled “The Window”, and  eight of her other students received honorable mention. Contest Winner – Ana Preciado  A man looks at his grandson playing outside; …

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Character Counts!

In attendance at the meeting were (from left to right):

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Opportunity Garden

With minimal direction from their teacher, Kent Kiess, the boys and girls, each with a loaded tool belt and a blue t-shirt began to assemble tables, saws, stacks of lumber and a canopy to create a variety of work stations. It was a beautiful day and there was a lot to be accomplished. That day was monumental in the sense …

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