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California Ed Code 48907

April 15, 2017

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I know.  It’s a catchy title for a blog post. California Educational Code 48907 has to do with students’ freedom of speech rights.  Here’s an excerpt: “Pupils of the public schools, including charter schools, shall have the right to exercise freedom of speech and of the press including, but not limited to, the use of […]

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Keeping it Local

February 11, 2017

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Last week I found myself carefully exploring the details of the LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula) and the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan).  How’s that for a engaging hook for a blog post? The formula itself is somewhat interesting, as there are several variables in play that impact how much money is allotted to each district […]

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The End of the Story – Will Ferrell, Jim Stockdale, and Educators

October 5, 2016

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There’s this movie with Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, and Dustin Hoffman called Stranger than Fiction. Have you seen it? If not, you should watch it; it’s excellent.  Will Ferrell is a character in a book that Emma Thompson is writing and there’s this interplay between her story and real life that is creative and thought […]

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The Graduation Experience

June 9, 2015

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Del Oro High School’s class of 2015 graduated on Saturday morning at 8am.  The morning was beautiful and the ceremony was close to perfect.  Speeches were delivered, hands were shaken, diplomas were handed over, and there were smiles on nearly every face. My student media team had to deal with lots of moving parts in order […]

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Things I learned at local high school film festival

April 28, 2015

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Things I learned at local high school film festival

Sunday was the 2nd annual Northern California Media Educators (NCME) Media and Film Showcase.  It’s an opportunity for media, film, and broadcasting students from the region to submit some of their best work to be judged by industry professionals.  Five of my students and I made our way to San Juan High School for the showcase and […]

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