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Solano educator earns statewide honor

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Susan Labrecque with the Solano County Office of Education has been named California’s Career Technical Education Administrator of the Year by the Association ofCalifornia School Administrators (ACSA).

The ACSA’s award program, according to a press statement, “honors individuals for their significant contributions to education through outstanding performance and achievements.”

Labrecque joined the SCOE in 1995 as a vocational specialist to support the employment needs of students with different abilities and is now the director of resource development andtransition services.

She oversees Workforce Development and Career Technical Educationprograms and serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves.

Labrecque, the statement reads,”was honored for having great passion for improving student outcomes for students of different abilities and out-of-school youth.

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Coronavirus: Dixon teachers union protests against requirement to teach from classrooms

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Joel Rosenbaum — The Reporter

Honks could be heard throughout downtown Dixon Monday as members of the Dixon Teachers Association tried to advocate for a learning model that would allow teachers to teach from home instead of just the classroom.

At its July 16 meeting, the Dixon school board voted to approve a distance learning model to kick off the 2020-21 school year, where students would receive lessons from teachers through videoconferencing sites like Zoom as campuses remain closed because of the coronavirus. The following day, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered that schools in counties on the state watchlist for coronavirus cases must begin the school year with distance learning and remain in that format until the county has been off the watchlist for more than 14 consecutive days.

The district is planning to reopen later in the year once it is safe to do so, but it will still have the option for students to learn from home. Included in the original plan was for teachers and other staff to conduct distance learning from their classrooms.

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