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29. Milpitas, Calif.
Money Magazine rated Milpitas among the best places to live in the country.
Milpitas earned the following kudos from the magazine’s staff:
Close ties to Silicon Valley have given rise to terrific schools. Milpitas High School, for one, is a California Distinguished School, and has taken top honors in everything from band and theater to sports and speech.
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We are taking time this week to renew our commitment to adult education and family literacy. Understanding that lifelong learning is essential to the civic health and economic justice in a community. And recognizing that a parents' literacy is critical to children's success in schools.
Federal legislation introduced this month:
The adult education reform movement in California:
The principal advocate for adult education in California:
You are an integral part of the MUSD Family and we need your input on budget priorities, please take this short survey now.
Usted es una parte muy importante de la familia de MUSD, y necesitamos sus opiniones sobre las prioridades del presupuesto. Favor de completar esta encuesta.
Community College Comes to MHS, Students and Parents are Invited to a Town Hall Meeting, September 28th, 7-9pm
Zanker students and parents convened last week for an evening of teamwork alongside principals, coordinators, and teachers to look at English Learner progress data and to learn how students can become fluent in English. Principal Lee and Assistant Principal Padilla created an environment to ensure that our EL students and parents felt valued and included. They shared how we're all a team (students, parents, teachers and administrators) involved in supporting student success, and how we're dedicated to adult education for parents. Our Culture of We is one in which all are working together to support every student on his or her journey to fluency in English.
Congratulations to MHS freshmen and former Russell debaters Rahul Madnawat and Brandon Schletzbaum! Rahul and Brandon are the first freshmen team to ever break into elimination rounds in Varsity, ranking 7th seed after preliminary rounds with 4 wins and 1 loss.
We are proud of their hard work and determination! Much appreciation to our Speech and Debate coaches, Coach Schletzbaum and peer coaches!
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today honored Latino Heritage Month with a celebration at the California Department of Education (CDE) headquarters building.
Torlakson recognized the many contributions of Latinos to California's economy, society, government, entertainment, business, culture, and public education system and stated he is “Latino de Corazon”—Latino at heart. California has nearly 15 million Latinos in the state population.
Of the more than 6.2 million students in California public schools, 53 percent are Latinos and 1.4 million are English Learners.
“This is a terrific day to recognize the outstanding accomplishments that Latinos have achieved, and continue to achieve, throughout every part of California life. Latinos have added so much to the rich cultural diversity that makes California such a great and dynamic place to live,” Torlakson said.
According to the 2014 U.S. Census, there are 55.3 million Latinos in the United States. More than 65 percent of the foreign born are of Mexican descent. Today marks Independence Day for Mexico.
In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the “National Hispanic Heritage Week,” beginning September 15, to coincide with the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
U.S. Rep. Esteban Torres of California submitted a bill in 1987 to expand the celebration to a full month. For more information, visit National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The California Department of Education encourages students to learn about the world around them and to learn other languages. It recognizes high school graduates who have demonstrated proficiency in another language by giving them a Seal of Biliteracy on their diplomas.
California was the first state in the nation to give out this award and will be honored on September 23 by the U.S. Department of Education for this groundbreaking program.
El Excéntrico Magazine Photography Project
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You Are Invited To Our Opening Reception and Program!
What: Mexican Family History of Milpitas, California
as seen in the pages of El Excéntrico Magazine, 1949-1981
When: Monday, September 19, 2016
Time: Opening Reception 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM;
Program 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Milpitas Library Auditorium, 160 N. Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95036
The El Excéntrico Magazine Photography Exhibit will be on display at the
Milpitas Library Auditorium from September 19, 2016 until November 30, 2016. Additional evening programs will be held on Monday, October 17 and Monday, November 14, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Milpitas Library.
The Magazine was distributed in stores and businesses from Union City and Redwood City north of San José, to Watsonville and Salinas in the south El Excéntrico was a magazine about the San José region. Milpitas was part of the region.
The El Excéntrico Magazine Photography Exhibit consists of 20 framed picture collages from the magazine. El Excéntrico was published from 1949 until 1981 in San José on the 5th. and 20th.of each month for 32 years. The collection consists of more than 700 issues which amount to more than 24,000 pages and 60,000 photographs of the people and events in the Mexican community.
The goal of this project is to digitize the magazine collection and place it on the World Wide Web so it is available at no cost to ALL the public. We also hope to contact and interview long-time Mexican Families of the Milpitas area during this exhibition period
Sponsors: Milpitas Unified School District and Milpitas Adult Education, Milpitas Library: Santa Clara County Library District, Ballet Folklorico Milpitas and
La Raza Historical Society of Santa Clara Valley.
For further information, Contact Ramon J. Martinez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 408.482.3200