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Conejo School Board releases final book selection/opt-out policy

Conejo School Board releases final book selection/opt-out policy

By George Miller As reported last week, the Conejo Valley Unified School District board approved a new book selection and opt-out policy, or as they call it: “Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials.” It was a messy meeting, since the version submitted for approval by board member Sandee Everett was disputed, as the Superintendent’s committee […]

Conejo Valley School District passes new book selection/opt-out policy

Conejo Valley School District passes new book selection/opt-out policy

By George Miller After a long, hard, bitterly fought battle, the Conejo Valley Unified School District board passed a sweeping new book selection and parental opt-out policy. Like last week’s meeting,  there was an overflow crowd. Opposition outnumbered the advocates and was composed mostly of faculty, some parents and lots of kids, mostly from Newbury Park […]

Round 2: Conejo School Board votes to accept controversial book in curriculum- and next?

Round 2: Conejo School Board votes to accept controversial book in curriculum- and next?

By George Miller Background For months, a controversy has swirled about on whether the Conejo Unified School District (most Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and vicinity public schools) should accept “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie in its core curriculum for 9th grade students. Books are then selected for the classroom at teachers’ […]

Thousand Oaks Candidate Forum

Thousand Oaks Candidate Forum

 Monday, October 3, at 7:00 p.m. ……………. Please RSVP Carolyn 805-262-2477 – please leave a message, or cguillot@roadrunner.com         In Calvary Chapel’s Sanctuary. Invite ALL your friends and neighbors! We’ll open it up to questions to help us decide who best deserves our vote to be the best leaders for our City and our Schools. […]

The Common Core in K-12 Education

The Common Core in K-12 Education

Contact Info: DCCV P.O Box 4421 Thousand Oaks, cheap CA 91359 805-675-8785 Urgent calls: 818-889-1039  Event Announcement  Next Meeting:  Wednesday, dosage September 11 Topic:  The Common Core in K-12 Education Betsy Connolly and Michael Pucher will be speaking about recent proposals for a common core in our children’s schools.  Please join us for this controversial […]