[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | McGrath, Rio Vista Schools Honored for Work with Low-income Students | 04-16-2013
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Cloudy
Cloudy
65°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
January 28
1850 - Death Valley '49er William Robinson dies in Soledad Canyon from drinking too much cool water [story]


McGrath Elementary

McGrath Elementary

Two local schools were chosen from thousands across California for recognition Tuesday.

McGrath Elementary in the Newhall School District and Rio Vista Elementary in the Saugus Union School District were chosen by state Superintendant Tom Torlakson, school officials said Tuesday.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that 56 California public schools with sustained progress in academic improvement among low-income students have been chosen for the 2012-13 Title I Academic Achievement Award.

Here’s the list of schools who earned Title I awards at the California Department of Education website.

“These schools serve students facing real challenges, and they’ve risen to meet them through hard work and dedication,” Torlakson said. “It is inspiring to see their students achieve more in the classroom today so they can enjoy more opportunity in the years to come.”

riovistaschoolThe Title I Academic Achievement Award is given only to schools receiving federal Title I funds as authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Title I, the single largest federal educational program for K-12 public education, assists schools in meeting the educational needs of students living at or below the poverty line. Of the more than 9,900 schools in California, more than 6,000 of them participate in the Title I program.

The criteria to qualify for the Title I award have become more rigorous in recent years. To receive this distinction, the school must demonstrate that all students are making significant progress toward proficiency on California’s academic content standards. Additionally, the school’s socioeconomically disadvantaged students must have doubled the achievement targets set for them for two consecutive years.

The National Title I Association also presents each year two National Title I Distinguished School Awards per state. The awards are given to one Academic Achievement Award winning school that has demonstrated exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years and to one Academic Achievement Award winning school that made the most progress in closing the achievement gap between student groups.

The CDE acknowledges the financial contributions of Comcast, Wells Fargo, the California State Lottery, the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council, the California Building Industry Association, the California School Boards Association, and Lozano Smith, which will make possible the regional 2013 California school awards ceremonies recognizing the California Distinguished Schools, the Title I Academic Achievement Award Schools, andCalifornia’s nominees for the National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

Comments are closed.

LOCAL SCHOOL LINKS
Related Content
LATEST SCHOOL NEWS
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
EPA and CEQ administer this award to honor, support and encourage educators who incorporate environmental education in their classrooms and teaching methods.
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
A $10,000 grant from the Boston Scientific Foundation was approved for a Hart District computer lab upgrade for STEM Learning; Walmart has approved three individual grants for a total of $3,500 for video production equipment; and Union Bank has awarded $1,000 for upgraded technology.
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
The Hart Regiment is hosting a Goodwill donation fundraiser on select dates in February, March and April - so clean out your attics, closets, and garages, and bring it by for donation.
Monday, Jan 26, 2015
Along with a curriculum about aviation, officials with SCVi and Southern California Soaring Academy gave seventh and eighth-graders the opportunity to get up close to a personal with a glider Monday morning.
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015
The Hart School District announced the appointment of Ilona Pennay to the position of Canyon High School Assistant Principal at the Governing Board meeting Jan. 21. She will replace Jason d’Autremont, who was promoted to principal effective Dec. 22.
Friend Activity

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
EPA and CEQ administer this award to honor, support and encourage educators who incorporate environmental education in their classrooms and teaching methods.
K-12 Teachers: Apply Before March 13 for Environmental Educator Awards
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: The city is reaching out to residents in an attempt to help retain the Post Office in Newhall.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Murtaza Sanwari has been named Chief Operating Officer for Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, and Panorama City areas.
Kaiser Permanente Names New Head of SCV-AV Region
Why is it that while other states are now enjoying gas prices of less than $2 per gallon, California is still paying higher prices? The likely culprit is a new "hidden gas tax" that took effect Jan. 1.
Falling Prices Mask ‘Hidden’ Gas Tax | George Runner
In the past, LA-area girls began the sale by taking "pre-orders" with an order card during the first few weeks. But this year, Girl Scouts are using a direct-sales model for the whole season, meaning girls will have cookies in-hand from the start.
Girl Scout Cookie Sales Start Super Bowl Sunday (Video)
Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley is currently offering sponsorship opportunities as well as individual tickets for its 2015 Lunafest, a festival of short films by, for and about women.
Tickets, Sponsorships Available for 2015 Lunafest (Video)
Homebuilder D.R. Horton, which is currently marketing the new home communities of Highgate, Belmont and Monument in Valencia-West Hills, reported that net income for its first fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014 increased 16 percent to $142.5 million, or $0.39 per diluted share.
Homebuilder D.R. Horton Posts 16% Higher Profit
Third-quarter adjusted operating income increased 11 percent year-over-year to $207 million, which exceeded its guidance range of $175 million to $205 million.
Flextronics Posts 11% Higher 3Q Earnings
Just hours after the charges for a man accused of murdering his 19-day-old girl were announced, dozens of Santa Clarita Valley residents gathered at a candlelight vigil to support the victim’s family.
Vigil for Murdered Infant Draws a Supportive Crowd
Look to the skies Thursday morning and you will see a NASA Delta II rocket that will be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Rocket to Launch Thursday Morning
A $10,000 grant from the Boston Scientific Foundation was approved for a Hart District computer lab upgrade for STEM Learning; Walmart has approved three individual grants for a total of $3,500 for video production equipment; and Union Bank has awarded $1,000 for upgraded technology.
Hart School District Fdn. Wins 5 Technology Grants
California DUI penalties are some of the strictest in the nation. The California Highway Patrol encourages everyone to enjoy the Super Bowl, but do it responsibly.
More Officers on Patrol, Checkpoints for Super Bowl Sunday
Giving adults the opportunity to enjoy a romantic night out for Valentine’s Day, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has planned a fun-filled evening exclusively for kids on Feb. 14 at William S. Hart Regional Park in Newhall.
Valentine’s Date Nite: Hart Park Staff Will Watch the Kids While You’re Out
Do you want to know what to expect for our regional and national economy through 2016? Our speakers will provide an in-depth forecast for the upcoming year, as well as comparative historical data.
Economic Outlook Conference: Early Bird Pricing Ends Jan. 31
Fun stuff to do in and around the city of Santa Clarita.
SCV Arts & Events Calendar
Many of us feel secure in our neighborhoods and think, “It won’t happen to me. I live on a nice street and my neighbors are great.” But rather than just assuming that it won’t happen, why not do whatever you can to prevent a burglary?
Home Burglary Prevention Tips
Indiana law dictates Arthur Lindsey, 74, of Acton, should have had his parole revoked on the life sentence he served for a 1965 Indiana rape-murder — after he was released in 2011 from a California prison for a subsequent conviction, a corrections officer in Indiana said.
Acton Rape Suspect Should Have Been in Indiana Prison
The Hart Regiment is hosting a Goodwill donation fundraiser on select dates in February, March and April - so clean out your attics, closets, and garages, and bring it by for donation.
Feb.-April: Hart Band, Colorguard Hosting Goodwill Donation Fundraiser
1850 - Death Valley '49er William Robinson dies in Soledad Canyon from drinking too much cool water [story]
Free training sessions for local entrepreneurs, from the Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons.
COC Small Business Development Center Training Sched. (1-27-2015)
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: A Newhall father who was arrested after his baby was found dead is facing not only murder charges but sexual assault charges as well.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Generously awarded by the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, the $25,000 grant will provide $5,000 per year over the next five years — allowing talented student artists to participate in an increasingly globalized artistic landscape. The first student grants will be awarded in spring 2015.
CalArts School of Art to Receive Grant from Late Instructor’s Foundation
Acting on an invitation last fall from Mayor Marsha McLean, California High Speed Rail Authority Chairman of the Board of Directors Dan Richard joined McLean and Councilmember TimBen Boydston, both members of the City’s Ad-Hoc High Speed Transportation sub-committee, for a tour of two proposed rail alignments in the Santa Clarita Valley that are currently being studied.
High-Speed Rail Chief Tours Possible SCV Alignments
Santa Clarita city officials are set to look at nearly $150,000 in community services and arts grants for the 2014-15 fiscal year at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
Local Arts, Civic Groups in Line for Funding