Archive for the ‘2007’

  • Notes From the GEAR UP Director Shelley Davis

    The California GEAR UP Program was very pleased to participate in the development and announcement by Superintendent Jack O’Connell of his new Taking Center Stage—Act II Recommendations. Along with many other organizations, including the California […]

    by in Winter 2007 on January 21st, 2007 at 06:01 pm
  • An Interview with a Middle School Mother and Daughter

    Jill: I think my daughter’s challenge in math has a direct connection to her learning style. She’s asking, “Why am I learning this?” I know for a fact that Mai is a hands-on learner. I […]

    by in Winter 2007 on January 21st, 2007 at 06:01 pm
  • Principal and Leadership Team Institute, Burbank – September 27, 2006

    Almeria Middle School, Fontana Unified School District The School Leadership Team uses AVID strategies to emphasize organization, goal setting and support for high school success, including college and career research. The AVID program evolution/expansion began […]

    by in Winter 2007 on January 21st, 2007 at 06:01 pm
  • Principal and Leadership Team Institute, Berkeley – October 4, 2006

    Anderson Middle School, Cascade Union Elementary School District As a returning school to the California GEAR UP program, Anderson MS continues their work to develop a college-going culture. Several of their successful strategies include organizing […]

    by in Winter 2007 on January 21st, 2007 at 06:01 pm
  • Principal and Leadership Team Institute, Burbank – October 11, 2006

    Emerson (Ralph Waldo) Middle School, Los Angeles Unified School District Although located in Westwood near the UCLA campus, the school population of 1433 students in grades 6-8 also includes 282 students who live in central […]

    by in Winter 2007 on January 21st, 2007 at 05:01 pm
  • Principal and Leadership Team Institute, Berkeley – October 4, 2006

    Cesar Chavez Middle School, Hayward Unified School District To develop the college-going culture at the school, staff used the School Self Assessment Rubric (SSAR) to evaluate their school. In addition, they use the strategies of […]

    by in Winter 2007 on January 21st, 2007 at 05:01 pm
  • California GEAR UP Happenings

    Cohort A Schools Visitacion Valley Middle School, San Francisco, had an average of 23 parents at each Family Initiatives Project session completed in December 2006; Principal James Dierke was named the 2006 administrator from all […]

    by in Winter 2007 on January 21st, 2007 at 05:01 pm
  • California GEAR UP Facilitation Services Support School Improvement

    by Gina Rodriguez, Professional Development Manager One of the most exciting and dynamic school-based services offered to California GEAR UP middle schools is facilitation. Facilitation supports GEAR UP Leadership Teams by providing schools with a […]

    by in Winter 2007 on January 21st, 2007 at 05:01 pm
  • Family Initiatives Project

    The Family Initiatives Project (FIP) brings together families, schools, and communities as partners in the education process. The project mission is to provide English-speaking families, especially African-American families, at California GEAR UP schools the support, […]

    by in Winter 2007 on January 21st, 2007 at 05:01 pm