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Mayor Len Stone, Ingrid B. Lacy Principal Donald West and student Tyler West on International Walk To School Day on Oct. 9.
CQ December 27, 2013 at 11:29 am
This seems more to be a PSD positive, public-relations article put out to the public than real news.Read More How about some real numbers to compare what a reported 10-15% reduction means in the reduction of the number of cars comparing it to an unlisted period of measurement. If anything, I have seen an increase in the number of vehicles being driven especially with one parent/child visible to both Cabrillo and Ortega schools and the resulting traffic tie-ups in the adjacent streets at the start and conclusion of the school day.
John Negley December 28, 2013 at 08:27 am
CQ - I live near Ocean Shore school and a couple of years ago you could not even think of driving onRead More Oceana and traffic clogged the adjacent streets. Now I see many more kids biking and walking to school. Traffic has been reduced significantly. Ocean Shore has many programs to encourage kids to bike and walk to school. Maybe those programs are not popular or there is a different dynamic at those other schools that causes more of a need for driving. But Ocean Shore has seen a dramatic decrease in traffic.
katdodge December 28, 2013 at 10:40 am
how about putting the kids in their neighborhood schools instead of the dreaded lottery? I live inRead More Manor and my son goes to Vallemar.. biking to school?? not a chance. Every morning we make the drive to Vallemar and get stuck at that 6 minute light and traffic.. its terrible.
The school cafeteria at Oceana overlooks an organic vegetable garden plot.
pauline December 9, 2013 at 09:36 am
congratulations, these students work hard. plus i love the chickens.
MER December 9, 2013 at 05:22 pm
Congratulations Oceana !
Erin Renfroe October 6, 2013 at 08:11 am
That seems like a ludicrous amount of homework. When would that child have time to exercise,Read More socialize, read a book for pleasure? A large amount of non-collaborative homework can't possibly support a child's developmental needs. Like everything in life, it is quality, not quantity, that adds value.
Pacifica School District superintendent Wendy Tukloff
scout October 4, 2013 at 08:28 am
translation: Schools are actively searching for neo-Marxist teachers and admin. that will instructRead More students how to behave like mindless-non-thinking manufactured shelf objects.
Credit: Ellington-Somers Patch
John Negley October 3, 2013 at 10:42 am
In High School I had 3-4 hours of homework each night minimum. The AP English class I had one yearRead More required a novel per week and a paper written on the weekend, due on Monday. Many of them classics, like Shakespeare or the Iliad (yes, we did the Iliad in one week, ridiculous). Add on to that science, language, math, history, and being involved in sports I was up until 11 or later only to have to be back at school before 8 the next day. What this resulted in is by the time I reached college I was completely burnt out and had take time off. We give our kids WAY too much homework. I have a friend that currently has their first grader doing 2 hours per night. First grade!!! We have to seriously look at the way we treat home work.
Me October 4, 2013 at 08:24 am
Yes, less homework so the little kiddies have more time to be on Facebook, play with their Xbox'sRead More and text back and forth all night with their friends
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