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Special Education Teachers in Short Supply

August 5, 2019
Special Education Teachers in Short Supply

San José Unified’s RISE program helping to fill need but openings persist

San Jose, CA,  August 5, 2019 – The number of students between ages 3 and 21 receiving special education services is rising, according to a report released by the Department of Education.  In the report, “Condition of Education 2018,” data showed the number of public school students receiving special education services under…

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Hoover Middle School Wins Bay Area 49ers’ NFL Play 60 Spring Challenge

Hoover Middle School Wins Bay Area 49ers’ NFL Play 60 Spring Challenge

San Jose (May 21, 2019) – San José Unified’s Hoover Middle School has been named the winner of this year’s NFL Play 60 Challenge. Sponsored by the American Heart Association and the National Football League, the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge inspires kids to get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day.

Schools from across the Bay Area competed during the month…

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San José Unified Partners with the 1Million Project - Ensures Equitable Access to Internet

April 15, 2019
San José Unified Partners with the 1Million Project - Ensures Equitable Access to Internet

In an effort to provide equitable internet access to all higher division students, the San José Unified School District (SJUSD) has partnered with the 1Million Project for the third year in a row.  Students in grades 9-12 who do not have reliable internet access in their homes will have the opportunity to obtain free Wi-Fi through the 1Million Project program.  …

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Matias Verapinto Wins Local Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge

Matias Verapinto Wins Local Sodexo  Future Chefs Challenge

What’s the best way to encourage kids to eat healthy snacks?  Have them make it themselves! That’s the idea behind Sodexo’s Annual Future Chefs Challenge.  Now in its 9th year, the Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge encourages 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students nationwide to take an active part in making healthy food choices while being creative in the kitchen.  This year, 75 San José…

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Town Hall Meeting Feedback and Responses

March 6, 2019
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Town Hall Meeting Feedback and Responses

We want to thank everyone who participated in our districtwide Town Hall Meeting on Monday, February 4th, at Gunderson High School. Many parents, staff, students, and community members were in attendance to comment on and ask questions regarding San José Unified School District.

If you had questions or comments we couldn’t answer that night, we’ve tried to do so here.

If you’d like to…

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SJUSD’s Grant Elementary School Hosts Santa Clara County Judges During Read Across America Event

March 4, 2019
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On Friday, March 1, 2019, Twenty two judicial officers from the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara volunteered their time to celebrate National Read Across America Day with the staff and students at SJUSD’s Grant Elementary School. Judges read stories that were either written by Dr. Seuss, celebrated Black History Month, or gave a child’s perspective into the court…

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San José Unified Launches Innovative RISE Program Addresses Shortage of Special Education Teachers

January 16, 2019

San Jose, CA, January 10, 2019 - Beginning in 2019, the San José Unified School District (SJUSD) will partner with the Department of Special Education at San José State University in a first-of-its-kind special education teacher credential program in an effort to address the current shortage of special education teachers felt nationwide. Called “Rise into Special Education (RISE),” the program creates a…

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Teaching Future Programmers and Coders of Tomorrow

December 5, 2018
Teaching Future Programmers and Coders of Tomorrow

Growing up in Silicon Valley doesn’t ensure a student will be tech savvy.  In fact, many young people in the U.S. don’t have the opportunity to try computer science, even here in the shadow of high tech companies. To promote tech learning in school, San Jose Unified’s Lincoln High school teachers, volunteers and administrators worked together with Microsoft Philanthropies’ TEALS-(Technology, Education and Literacy in…

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Town Hall Meeting Feedback and Responses

November 16, 2018
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We want to thank everyone who participated in our districtwide Town Hall Meeting on Monday, September 24th, at Pioneer High School. Many parents, staff, students, and community members were in attendance to comment on and ask questions regarding San Jose Unified School District. If you had questions or comments we couldn’t answer that night, we’ve tried to do so here.

The conversation will…

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Thank You for Joining Us

September 25, 2018
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We want to thank everyone who participated in our first district-wide Town Hall Meeting of the 2018-19 school year on Monday, Sept. 24th at Pioneer High School. Parents, staff, students, elected officials, and community members joined us to provide feedback, voice concerns, and ask important questions about the district, our schools, and our focus in the months and years…

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