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April 01, 2014

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HMB

Has enrollment gone up that much at Cap and down that much at Mills since my kids were in school? It's been a few years, but Cap used to have plenty of room to increase enrollment and Mills was full to bursting. Or is the district hoping that bringing in a charter program at Mills will increase diversity at that campus, similar to how the district sought to stem the loss of students from Cap and to draw students from throughout the district with the IB program?

Stan

SMUHSD has decided to allow D.Tech Charter School to co-locate on Mills High School campus.
By attending this meeting, you will make it clear that the Mills HS community WILL NOT allow the District to overlook us or exclude us from decision-making about our collective future.

Thursday, May 8th – 7:00 p.m.
San Mateo Adult School
789 East Poplar
San Mateo, CA 94401

Bruce Dickinson

Listen Stan, you gotta be a little more specific. What is the beef? Would be good to know to galvanize people to attend.

dtech student

dtech sucks i know because i go there the teachers dont teach and the staff is a little bit crappy

Sarah Cheyette

Dtech is great. Have to counter the negative above, which may or may not be from a dtech student.

KRN

Dtech students spent the week at Oracle learning to code. How many school in the SMUHSD teach coding? DTech is meeting a need that is not being met in the current public school system.

hillsider

I have often wondered about that question. How many SMUHSD schools teach coding? Or is it even in the course work at BIS for that matter?

KRN

Mark Zuckerberg spoke at Sequoia High School and told the students he would hire them with their coding skills. Only three schools offer AP Computer Science, but nothing to introduce coding to the lower high school grades or middle school students. Women are therefore further locked out of the talents essential in our economy. There are no plans in place to connect or expand Computer Science. Students are either self taught or are left out of the coding revolution. Girls Who Code does provide training for young women, but it is done outside of the school day. The private schools are starting coding in the elementary grades with students becoming proficient by grade 8.

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