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Universal Technical Institute to hold open house March 14 & March 16

Universal Technical Institute to hold open house March 14 & March 16

The Sacramento campus of the Universal Technical Institute, the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, will hold open houses for prospective students on Thursday, March 14, and Saturday, March 16.

The events will provide people considering careers in the automotive, collision repair and diesel technology an opportunity to tour UTI-Sacramento’s 245,000-square-foot campus, located at 4100 Duckhorn Drive, off the Arena Boulevard exit from Interstate 5 in Natomas.

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Calif. to propose new student achievement testing

Calif. to propose new student achievement testing

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's top education official is expected to unveil a new system of student achievement testing on Tuesday.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson was tasked by the state Legislature last year to revamp the state's bank of standardized tests that measure student progress in English language arts and math and qualify high school students for graduation.

The proposed new testing comes as the state starts phasing in new national curriculum standards known as Common Core State Standards. The emphasis of the new testing will be on critical thinking and problem solving skills that will be aligned with Common Core's focus.

The proposal is the result of six months of meetings by a statewide taskforce that has held meetings around California gathering input from educators. 

The Associated Press