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California High Schools Prepare for More Rigorous State Standards

Publication: Mercury News
Date: October 25, 2011

Summary: English teachers from Pajaro Valley, Watsonville, and Aptos high schools, preparing to teach new and more rigorous state standards for reading and writing, are getting help from the UC Santa Cruz Central California Writing Project and other UCSC programs.

 

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Judith Scott, associate professor of education at UCSC, said the program will include regular opportunities for teachers to meet and discuss effective instructional strategies. Intensive Saturday institutes have been developed by the UCSC Central California Writing Project, the UCSC Writing Program and Education Department, Pajaro Valley Unified School District, and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education.

"Teaching is hard," Scott said. "It can be isolating." This program will enable teachers to not only share techniques and best practices, but also provide them with coaching to explore student writing in depth.

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