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VCUSD Moves to 21st Century Technology for Schools




The Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) has been improving students’ access to technology throughout the past several years, with each school now having one or more computer lab in full use, and 21 of the 24 VCUSD schools having wireless access campus-wide (the remaining three schools are scheduled for the upgrade this winter).

Teachers also have computer workstations and through the use of computers and projectors, can develop interactive teaching activities for their students.

This month, more than 450 students in the VCUSD high schools will have brand new iPads to use for instructional purposes. Additionally, beginning in January 2015, students in the Jesse Bethel International Finance Academy and the Vallejo High Hospitality Academy will pilot a one-to-one computer initiative.

During the three-year roll-out, VCUSD will work toward all high school students having their own iPad for all four years of high school with the option of purchasing it to take away to college.

In the interest of furthering the expansion of the Districts’ technological infrastructure, VCUSD has hired an Educational Technology Coordinator who will be working to ensure all the new hardware is being appropriately used to engage and excite students about learning.


East Oakland Organizer Needed

The East Oakland Stadium Alliance (EOSA) is seeking an Oakland-based grassroots organizer for a short-term engagement to help grow and mobilize our coalition! Comprised of local businesses, workers, labor organizations, and community members, we are deeply concerned about the Oakland A’s proposal to leave the Coliseum site in East Oakland and build a new stadium at the port. An ideal candidate has on-the-ground campaign field experience, a strong awareness of Oakland and Alameda County political figures, and deep ties to East and West Oakland communities. Being a local resident of Oakland is a plus.

Employment with EOSA is a part-time role and will last for a minimum of four months with an opportunity to extend longer. Transportation and cell phone use would be reimbursed and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Emily Penrod, For more info about EOSA, visit our website and check us out on Twitter @AllianceOakland.


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