k12 http://kvpr.org en New Approach To Classroom Discipline Pays Off at Fresno's Yosemite Middle School http://kvpr.org/post/new-approach-classroom-discipline-pays-fresnos-yosemite-middle-school <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Teacher Jenna Perry’s </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">7th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> grade English class at Fresno Unified’s Yosemite Middle School sounds like most others. Kids work to finish up their assignments, as the period is about to end. But there is something that makes her classroom different.</span></p><p>“Ok, before we leave today, let’s go over our class goal today. Somebody tell me, should we earn a point for staying on task? Why or why not? Regina?” says Perry.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 18:36:27 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 14742 at http://kvpr.org New Approach To Classroom Discipline Pays Off at Fresno's Yosemite Middle School California Launches New Grade Level "Transitional Kindergarten" http://kvpr.org/post/california-launches-new-grade-level-transitional-kindergarten <p>California now has a new school grade level called “transitional kindergarten”. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, the goal is to make sure the youngest children are prepared to enter school.</p><p>More than 800 California school districts are offering transitional kindergarten for the first time. The program offers age appropriate curriculum for children who don’t meet the age requirements to attend traditional kindergarten. Senator Joe Simitian wrote the law creating the grade level. He says beginning school at an older age improves a child’s social and academic development.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:40:58 +0000 Amy Quinton 2463 at http://kvpr.org