Students in Ms. Charlotte’s kindergarten class at Nea Community Learning Center (Nea) recently began a curriculum based on the weather. The class studied different weather patterns throughout the unit, which encourages science exploration. Most recently, the class studied rain and what happens when it rains too much. This learning occurred simultaneously with rain that caused major flooding in San Jose.


Alameda’s Nea Community Learning Center (Nea) announced recently that one of their teachers, Daniel Pasker, was named Teacher of the Year by the Engineers Alliance for the Arts (EAA). EAA is a non-profit organization that brings professional engineers into high school classrooms to teach a course in structural engineering that culminates in a San Francisco Bay Area-wide student bridge building competition at the PG&E auditorium in San Francisco.

Young scientists from the Nea and Alameda Community Learning Centers (ACLC) entered a broad range of projects in the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair held from March 20 to 22 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

They entered 35 projects and 19 placed, including five first-place winners, one second-place winner and six third-place winners. Seven projects gained additional recognition, garnering 10 special awards.