Kevin Steele

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2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off for Lincoln Elementary

Sponsored by the Solano Association of Realtors, Lincoln Elementary will enjoy the proceeds that are raised in the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off. The event will take place on Saturday, September 22nd from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Team Chevrolet, located at 301 Auto Mall/Columbus Parkway in Vallejo. Admission is $20.00. Come enjoy great chili and …

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Walk-throughs & Evaluations

VEA recognizes that teachers and other educators value and appreciate timely feedback on their teaching practice. We are in support of the Superintendent’s directive that school site administrators should be visible on their campuses and should be visiting classrooms daily. As VEA and the District works to develop a working agreement on walk-throughs and the …

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Class Size Overages

NOTE: Please remember that class sizes for secondary revert back to class sizes from the 2005-08 contract.   To: All VEA Unit Members From: Christal Watts, VEA President   Re: Overages   As we all know, the start of the school year is very hectic for a variety of reasons. There is much to do …

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Our flawed national policy on education

Diane Ravitch posted to a story in Education Week. This is what she had to say about the story she had linked to: Every once in a while, I read something that rings as true as a perfectly pitched bell or a fine piece of crystal. Every once in a while, a clear-headed thinker assembles …

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Vallejo Teachers back to school this week!

School may start back Monday August 20th for Vallejo students, but their teachers have been working hard all summer in order to best serve the students they teach. Vallejo Teachers will be returning to work this week, starting with optional staff development days beginning tomorrow. However, for many teachers, the summer break meant an opportunity …

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Summer Institute

A group of VEA Leaders will be in Los Angeles this week to attend CTA’s Summer Institute. These leaders will be studying a variety of topics including common core, legal rights of members, and bargaining. Be sure to check this website & Facebook & Twitter for updates, which may or may not include candid photos!

Information on 2012-13 VCUSD Buy Back Days

This is per Cheri Summers, Chief Academic Officer, regarding our Optional Buy Back Days on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 14th and 15th. This information is being mailed out to all certificated staff. GEARING UP FOR 2012-2013 Optional Staff Development Days August 14-15, 2012 SITE BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Site based professional development will be held at …

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Yes, Learning is Messy & Teachers DO want accountability

Dana Goldstein explains why corporate education reform is not a good idea in this “The Nation” video.

Important Information on the 2012-13 Student Calendar

Please note that the loss of instructional/pay cut days (aka furlough) are only IF Proposition 30, “The Save our Schools and Public Safety” initiative fails. The only exception are the two dates in November, which are right before the November election. Parents & Certificated Staff should NOT make plans that cannot be changed if the …

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To do today: Sign this online petition

To be delivered to: The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama Education should be left to educators. Please work to ensure that education policy is created by educators, and not by corporations or politicians. Public education policy in the United States is under attack from a variety of …

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