Natural Resource
ALUMNA DONNA LEWIS EMBRACES NEW PROFESSIONAL CHALLENGES
Rooms with a view
LURIE COLLEGE CLASSROOM RENOVATIONS NEARLY DONE
It all adds up
TRAINING TO TEACH THE COMMON CORE MATH STANDARDS
The Art of Teaching
EDUCATORS ENJOY FOURTH MARION CILKER ARTS CONFERENCE
Scholarship Recipients Spring 2013
Growing new connections
URBAN GARDENING PROGRAM BUILDS COMMUNITY
Faculty
RESEARCH AND SERVICE
impact
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San José State University
Connie L. Lurie

College of Education

One Washington Square

San José, CA 95192-0071

www.sjsu.edu/education

 

Destination: higher education
SMALL LEARNING COMMUNITIES IMPROVE HIGH SCHOOL'S ACHIEVEMENT

Vito Chiala has a not-so-secret dream for his students.

“I would love to see every student who enters this school graduate ready for college,” says Chiala, principal of William C. Overfelt High School. “College is the outcome—it has to be, because any student you’re graduating who’s not prepared for college you’re setting up for an inferior life.”

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From the Dean

Spring is a time for renewal and new growth. Whenever I see the first crocuses, daffodils and tulips of the season, I think of our students and their transformations into educators.

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Natural Resource

Everyone knows that in an era of tight budgets, making due with less is the name of the game in public education.

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Rooms with a view

Mary McVey punches a code into an electronic lock and opens the door into Sweeney Hall 332, a conference room whose concrete walls, gray linoleum floor and asbestos ceiling date back to the building’s construction in the early 1960s.

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It all adds up

It’s probably a safe bet that most elementary and middle school teachers have grasped the principles of arithmetic and basic mathematics.

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The Art of Teaching

Creativity was in the air in the week leading up to Thanksgiving, as the fourth annual Marion Cilker Conference for Arts in Education brought together students, teachers and arts educators for a two-day whirlwind of workshops.

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