of Public Diaries!
Ethics of Public Diaries.
Amoral Constraints of A
College President. In a project under the auspices of the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching,Fresno State President
Johm Welty & several of his colleagues are anlyzing the American undergraduate
scene in terms of campus efforts to promote both the moral and civic
responsibility. At risk is America's democratic principles, tolerance,
respect for others, and procedural impartiality.
Real Clovis Schools Story - 10/17/00
Here are the Clovis Schools STAR 2000 Reading & Math Scores
by Subgroup. The percentages listed are the percentage of students
in the CUSD scoring above the 50th percentile on
the Stanford Achievement Test-9th Edition (Stanford 9).
Reading:All students 65% -- English
Language Learners 19% ---Non English Learners 70% -- Females 68%
--Males 62%-- Economically Disadvantanged 41% --Non Economically
Disadvantaged 73% -- Special Education Services 21% -- Non Special
Education Services 68% .
Math: All students 75% -- English
Language Learners 50% -- Non English Learners 77% -- Females 75%
-- Males 74% -- Economically Disadvantanged 59% -- Non Economically
Disadvantaged 79% -- Special Education Services 29% -- Non Special
Education Services 77% .
Bee To Retract School Crime Story?
"Statistical reporting not true, irresponsible..."
Due to the documentation of widespread inaccuracies in The Sacramento
Bee's reporting of campus crime, particularly sexual
assaults, the University of California, Davis, has taken the unprecedented
step of formally asking editors of The Bee to retract their
story regarding UC Davis.
Mold Contaminates School - Buchanan High
ordered shuttered for 36 Hours! - 9/14/00
Mold was found in two Clovis Unified School District offices
late last week. The discovery of a potentially hazardous organism
was seen growing in the new Buchanan High School administration
High-Stakes Testing Flunks -
Test-driven education brings out the worst in public schools.
The latest "school reform" scheme backed by politicians
and business leaders who have never spent a day in a classroom teaching
children is high-stakes testing -- requiring students to pass a
standardized exam before they can be promoted or graduate.
Fresno State Crime - Latest Published
Reports - 7/17/00
Since 1992, Fresno State has been required
by federal law to compile annual statistics about crime on the campus
and to provide them to their students and staff members.
Teaching of Reading
- Mixed Results on K-3 Test Scores - 5/21/00
The California State School Board adopted a new textbook
this year to help teachers teach reading. The State may
have made a big mistake. Open Court is a textbook series
that uses a radical approach to teaching that has most members of
the teaching profession concerned.
Buchanan Swat! -
Phony SWAT team detains parents!
Buchanan High parents Mr. and Mrs. Brian Twedt were on campus early
Monday morning when they got the shock of their lives. Out of the
shadows emerged three figures dressed from head to foot in black
clothing, wearing masks, and blocking the entrance.
Digital Divide & Multiply Not!
A new critique of Central California schools has just been
published by Gary Bloom. - 5/1/00
He is the new tech-oriented superintendent at San Juan Batista.
What he found when he visited the math lab left him uneasy.
Mass Produced Mansions vs.
Schools! Aiming to take high-end subdivision
to another level. - 3/1/00
Over the past decade major new home builders have
sold only a handful of homes selling for over $850,000 in the Clovis
area. But, the costliest and most exclusive new homes are planned
for an area adjacent to the San Joaquin River hiking trail, the
Copper River development east of Clovis.