Alameda Unified School District

LGBT Roundtable event celebrates every pronoun

 

First Place: 
Don’t Breakdown the Pronouns

Joaquin Bayani 
Alameda Science & Technology Institute
don’t shame upon what we decided on
let the truthfulness of my outward title live on
you can’t erase us like words on paper
can’t tell us that you’ll validate us later

In a 5-0 vote at its April 23 public meeting, the Board of Education for Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) approved changing the name “Haight Elementary School” to “Love Elementary School.”

The vote concluded a months-long process implemented by the Haight Renaming Committee to generate criteria for a new name, take name submissions, hold a primary election to narrow the list, conduct a general election between “Love” and “Haight,” and then submit the name to Superintendent Sean McPhetridge.

The Board of Education of the Alameda Unified School District has developed a plan to select a new superintendent. The Board hired Eric Andrew and Juan Garza of Leadership Associates, an executive search firm, to advise during the process.

 

The City of Alameda and the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) have launched a “Summer Jobs Campaign” to encourage more employers to create summer jobs and internships for teens. The goal is to create at least 200 paid positions each summer by 2020. Any business that offers one paid summer position or more will be recognized on the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Honor Roll. Employers must pay teens at the City of Alameda’s new minimum wage of $13.50 per hour.

 

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Education (BOE) will place a district representative on the Community Learning Center Schools (CLCS) board after approving an agreement at its Feb. 12 meeting. 

All five BOE members voted to approve a settlement agreement with CLCS in the closed session portion of the school board meeting. CLCS operates Alameda Community Learning Center and Nea Community Learning Center. 

Some Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) students have planned to walk out of their classes tomorrow, Friday, March 15, to advocate for stronger action on climate change and progress on a Green New Deal. The students, who are marching as part of an international, youth-driven “School Strike 4 Climate,” plan to walk first to Alameda City Hall and then back to Crab Cove, where speakers will address the assembled crowd.

 

Many Alameda parents voiced their disapproval of Alameda Unified School District’s (AUSD) decision to move a class for students with special needs from Lincoln School (LMS) to Wood Middle School (WMS) at the district’s Feb. 26 school board meeting.

Parents of AUSD students and community members signed an open letter to AUSD demanding the district take vigorous efforts to make the district more inclusive for children with special needs.

 

The City of Alameda and the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) are launching a “Summer Jobs Campaign” to encourage more employers to create summer jobs and internships for teens.  The Fifth Annual Alameda Youth Career & Job Fair will take place on Thursday, March 21, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., at Encinal High School’s gymnasium, 210 Central Avenue. 

 

The 550-member Alameda Education Association (AEA), the union that represents the city’s public school teachers, says that its negotiators have reached an impasse in contract talks with the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD). The union has turned to the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) to step in and moderate.

The names are classic arcade: “Assassin Roulette,” “Dr. Who Pinball,” “Space Wars” and “Zappatron.” The materials used are classic kid’s stuff: cardboard, tempera paint, foam dart guns, rubber bands, balloons and plastic flowers. But teacher Dustin Brantley’s “cardboard arcade” project is about way more than fun and games. It’s about engineering, creativity, persistence and learning from mistakes.

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