School’s out, and that means our schools have completed yet another year of standardized testing.
What this should mean, in an education town like Claremont, is that we will be evaluating these tests before we start gearing up for the next round. However, I’m not sure that this will happen.
In the past, Claremont has not been very critical of these tests.
Last week, students throughout the Claremont Unified School District started taking the state-mandated Common Core examinations in the English-language arts and mathematics on iPads purchased specifically for the purpose of testing
Keeping children safe at school is of the utmost importance for the Claremont Unified School District. We work diligently to maintain safe schools by having policies, procedures, and practices in place to hire and annually train and supervise our staff on appropriate behaviors and interactions with students.
Claremont has a serious water problem. Its dimensions became glaringly clear on April 18 when the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) announced that the City of Trees must reduce its residential consumption of water by 36 percent. That is the highest tier of reductions statewide, putting Claremont on a par with the much-maligned Beverly Hills and Rancho Santa Fe.