Our inquiry arcs culminate in student-led Expositions, which is a showcase of the learning through projects, videos, art and documentation. A small window into our first Expositions can be seen here.
Year one impact
We are thrilled to be entering our second year and expanding to serve Kindergarten, first and second grade students. While we continue to refine our model and improve upon lessons learned in our first year, there is much success to celebrate. Please see attached overview of our impact to date.
Important information regarding confidential student data
There is ongoing litigation between the California Department of Education and the Concerned Parent Association. A notice issued by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson states, “The lawsuit accuses CDE of widespread, systemic non-compliance by local educational agencies with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.”
The court has ordered CDE to release student and parent information to provide personally identifiable information (PII) – an act that can only be taken as an exception to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). As a result, we are providing notice of the court order and directions to anyone wishing to object.
Please be advised that CDE will notify parents or students of whom are required to disclose information and those individuals may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure using this PDF link.