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What’s all the fuss about Common Core?

There’s been a lot of buzz around “Common Core State Standards” (CCSS) and yet many parents and students who are most directly impacted by it are still puzzled. To help alleviate any fears and clear up misconceptions, school districts in the Tri cities have held workshops and informational meetings for interested students, parents and community members.

Essentially, Common Core is the new K-12 educational direction, with benchmarks for the subjects of English and Math, presently being implemented in 45 states and Washington D.C. ...
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Fremont community holds vigil in remembrance

The Fremont community came together on the evening of November 16 to remember a young life cut short by a tragic accident. Mission San Jose High School (MSJHS) student Jason Park had died in a DUI accident. Fremont Council PTA (Parent Teacher Association) and Mission San Jose High School’s Mission Possible PFA (Parent Faculty Association) hosted the community-wide “candlelight vigil” at Lake Elizabeth, which drew a large number of parents, students, friends, local dignitaries and community members.

Liz Fischer of the Fremont Council PTA helped to organize the program, which also had as its focus -- teen driver safety. Additionally, AAA (Automobile Assoc. ...
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