April 4, 2016

4 Tips for Successful Home Schooling

Entering into the world of Home Schooling can seem like a big step. Once you have chosen to go forth and you have selected an educational […]
April 4, 2016

3 Ways to Bring in the New!

Spring is the season of beautiful weather in California. We also get to put away our winter things and experience a time of newness. This time […]
March 4, 2016

3 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Quality Home Schooling Program

Families electing to home school are increasing at an estimated rate between 7 – 15 % each year.  If you’re considering a home schooling option for […]
March 3, 2016

Smarter Balanced Assessment and Student Struggles

07/17/20 Update: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, SBAC testing was suspended and waived for the 2019-20 school year for all California Public Schools. As of this […]
February 11, 2016

Anti Charter Initiative in the News

We have received several messages from staff and parents regarding new articles reporting an attempt to repeal the Charter Schools Act of 1992. This ballot initiative […]
February 9, 2016

Career Exploration

When I was in high school and people asked what I was going to do after graduation, I learned quickly that if I said, “Oh, I […]
February 9, 2016

Black and White

What is black and white and red all over? A panda bear with a sunburn! Is education black and white? Is it a system that is […]
January 4, 2016

IEM’s 11 Guiding Principles

January, 2016 – it’s hard to believe we’re already in the new year. As we begin a new calendar year, take a moment and reflect on […]
January 4, 2016

What About Life Skills

Education today puts an inordinate amount of emphasis on “standards”. I understand the desire for all students to meet certain levels of proficiency in the common […]
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