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Families in Alameda can broaden their knowledge of other cultures through hosting a student from Spain this summer. Help build world understanding through sharing of culture language, values and lifestyle with these young people.

On March 22, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a unanimous landmark ruling in the Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Rowley case raising the standards of progress for students in special education. The Supreme Court overturned a lower court’s ruling that students only need to make minimal progress and found that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) “requires an educational program reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances.” 

A memorial for Solana Henneberry will be held at 2 p.m., this Sunday, April 2, at the Elks Lodge located at 2255 Santa Clara Ave. She died on Feb. 14, after battling a serious illness for more than a year.

 

The Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair (ACSEF) was held  the weekend of March 10 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Students at Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) participated in the competition after qualifying at the ACLC Science Fair held in December. The youth spent the weekend talking to scientists and engineers about the science experiments they developed as part of their ACLC science classes. Learners returned from the experience with new insights and much enthusiasm for science.

 

A beloved old tale cautions children about the perils of poor construction. If the “Three Little Pigs” had only consulted with Alameda Building Official Gregory J. McFann, they’d have known that buildings made of straw and sticks don’t pass muster. McFann was kind enough to confirm this fact for us when we inquired. He also noted that properly constructed buildings made of brick can and do pass inspection.

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