South El Monte High Teacher Awarded Writing Grant

Anne Donofrio-Holter

June 21, 2013
Filed under Chalk Talk, Cities, News, Schools

South El Monte High School teacher Sara Quezada has received one of six $3,000 Bob Costas Teaching of Writing grants.  The grant recognizes teachers who inspire their students to write.  Quezada will use the grant to publish... Read more »

Smarter Balanced Releases Online Tests for Students

June 21, 2013
Filed under Chalk Talk, Cities, News, Schools

To help prepare students for the implementation of the Smarter Balanced Assessment System in the 2014-2015 school year, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has posted online practice tests aligned to the Common Core State... Read more »

Cal State L.A. President-Designate Covino Earns National Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement

Paul Browning

June 21, 2013
Filed under Cities, News, Schools

California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) President-Designate William A. Covino was named the recipient of the William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement. The award is given by the American Association of... Read more »

Cast Your Vote for Twin Lakes School in Big Lots’ Lots2Give Video Contest

, Michele Earle

June 21, 2013
Filed under Cities, Events, News, Schools

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG), North America’s largest broadline closeout retailer, is turning to America to determine the 37 winners in this year’s Lots2Give video contest by voting online for their favorite video. The contest... Read more »

Children’s Museum to Open in Southern Calfornia

Catherine Welch

June 21, 2013
Filed under Cities, Local Events, News

We are excited to announce the formation of the Southern California Children’s Museum (SCCM) and our kick-off event on Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 5 to 8 pm at the Arroyo Seco Miniature Golf Course... Read more »