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Our South County Schools Educating Our Kids Written By Robin Shepherd W e are fortunate that our South County schools not only perform well against countywide measures but continue to innovate and improve all the time. Our educational leaders have worked hard over the past several years to transition schools from STAR to Common Core and California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) standards. They’ve adopted new teaching methods and curricula, and embraced new standards for student testing and performance measurement. The expectation is that all the hard work is bearing fruit and will be reflected in measurable 24 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN improvements in overall achievement across our diverse student population. TODAY reached out to the superintendents and a number of principals in the Morgan Hill and Gilroy Unified School Districts who shared some highlights from our public schools. We’re grateful for their responsiveness during their summer break. With so much happening on the education front, we plan to provide our readers with a series of articles, featuring a variety of South County schools, over the course of the 2016-17 school year. Stay tuned! gmh SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016