Latest Ravenswood City School District Stories

2010-08-06 12:02:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- News Facts: Ravenswood School District and RAFT have joined forces to celebrate great teaching and bring hands-on STEM teaching skills, workshops and programs to Ravenswood School District teachers. 2009 marked the first year of the HP-funded initiative with a successful pilot program that RAFT conducted to define and tackle the most difficult math teaching challenges among a select group of K-8 Ravenswood educators, including special...

2008-10-11 21:00:23

By Banks Albach The Ravenswood City School District made high marks for classroom instructional materials, but it needs to improve facilities on three of its campuses, according to a San Mateo County Office of Education audit. Known as the Williams Audit, counties are under state mandate to audit schools with low test scores within the first 20 days of the school year. The mandate grew from a class-action lawsuit filed in 2000 by 100 students who complained they were not being provided...

2008-09-29 06:00:28

By Banks Albach In an effort to build partnerships with other schools, the newly- formed Ravenswood Education Foundation began making friends this week. The foundation invited 70 Menlo School eighth-graders to the seven Ravenswood City School District campuses Friday, where they mingled with elementary students during recess, read aloud to kindergartners in class and shared ideas with their eighth-grade peers over lunch. The excursion was also part of Menlo's eighth-grade annual...

2008-09-02 12:00:26

By Banks Albach Hundreds of Ravenswood City School District youths are doing everything from rapping to building model cars to touching and studying bugs while participating in a summer program designed to help them prepare for high school with a dash of fun. At three sites, the Center for a New Generation has a total of about 1,000 students in grades K-8 polishing their math, English and science skills while dabbling in electives such as drama and songwriting. The enrichment program...

2008-08-29 12:01:09

By Neil Gonzales San Mateo County high schools continue to show high graduation rates but not as impressive as in years past. Using a new system for tracking students, a report released Tuesday by the state Department of Education revealed that local high schools produced a graduation rate of 87.1 percent, based on the 2006-07 academic year. In previous years, less-accurate methods overestimated graduation rates statewide. Still, the county's rate is higher than the state's 79.5...

2008-02-27 15:00:37

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Tutorpedia, one of the region's fastest growing tutoring companies, announced today it has signed contracts with two Bay Area school districts to provide tutoring services to nearly 50 low-income middle school students. The tutoring company will provide these services free of charge to students in San Francisco Unified School District and Ravenswood City School District, paid for by the districts at a discounted rate as part of Tutorpedia's...

2007-05-25 00:00:00

By Mary Anne OstromStaff Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice toured Hewlett-Packard's lab today during a two-day swing through the state, which has been billed as a "home visit." During a day-long series of meetings with Silicon Valley executives, she focused on the valley's role in keeping America's edge in global competitiveness. New technologies, including backing "the new green revolution," would help the United States "wean" itself off hydrocarbons, she said. She arrived at the Four...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'