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  • Local students honored for mastering English

    May 21, 2012 9:40 PM

    The Paso Robles School District honored a group of students Monday, who've mastered the English language. It's called a "re-classification" ceremony. The students started school speaking fluent Spanish, and knew very little English, but are now fluent in English. The California Department of Education tests all students not... more »
  • SMBSD board member wants meetings translated in Spanish

    April 27, 2012 2:22 AM

    A highly controversial school board member in the Santa Maria Bonita School District is making waves again. Recently, the school board voted to videotape its board meetings. Board member Will Smith says proposed the meetings also be translated in Spanish, but so far district leaders have denied his request.... more »
  • New language program for local students showing dramatic results

    March 16, 2011 4:50 PM

    A new program within Santa Maria schools is producing dramatic results. It helps students develop their English language skills. Many of the students in the program learned Spanish first and are trying to improve their English. It's also proving to be helpful for struggling readers and special... more »
  • New national math, English standards drafted

    March 10, 2010 11:47 AM

    SEATTLE (AP) - Proposed national educational guidelines would move math and English instruction closer to standards that are uniform and more rigorous. The plan is expected to lead to standardized textbooks and testing, making it easier for students to move from state to state. Also under the proposals, some... more »

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