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Free Job Course Being Offered to Young Adults

Once students graduate college, the pressure of finding a job can be a rather exhausting and frightening experience. The San Diego North Educational Foundation is aware of just how stressful this post college job search can really be, which is why they are now offering Strategies for Success, a new, free program designed to help high school seniors, community college and vocational students improve their presentation and leaderships skills in order to increase their chances of landing a job.

Strategies for Success was created to address students’ specific needs identified by employers, institutions of higher education and research efforts by the San Diego Workforce Partnership. These organizations...

Deer Canyon Elementary School Named National Blue Ribbon School for 2015 by Poway Unified

At the end of last year, the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, announced that Poway Unified School District’s Deer Canyon Elementary School is now recognized as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. Among 331 other schools across the nation, Deer Canyon Elementary School is “leading their students to the highest levels of achievement and making outstanding progress in closing achievement gaps.”

 For this recognition, the Board of Education represents public, non-public, traditional, charter and magnet schools in 44 different states, all of which prove that diversity shows that excellence isn’t limited to certain students or neighborhoods....

What's In A Name?

What's In A Name?

Friday, August 4, 2006

By Casey Brown

Seeing the image of the golden horns that don each side of the Rams’ helmets slamming into the sternum of the opposition accurately represents the motion a prairie-dwelling ram performs against its grassland foes. 

To the Native Americans, the ram was a symbol of strength and determination. In the wild, the animal uses its keratin-rich horns to drive, batter, and crush its opponent with forceful impact.

The ram is a most-appropriate mascot for a football team. It’s probably the most appropriate mascot in the NFL; especially when it comes to the battles at the line of scrimmage, in the trenches, where players butt heads continually.

While the Rams’ name has been popular in the NFL, it also has been popular on the prep front.  Three Rams NFL players were on high school teams named the Rams. Another, running back Marshall Faulk, played for the Carver High Rams in New Orleans.

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