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- Spring 2014. “Computer Science is Boring? Scratch that!” This issue of Techbridge Talk from STEM nonprofit Techbridge spotlights how girls at Alpha: Blanca Alvarado Middle School are learning computer science — and discovering a passion for technology.
- September 27, 2013. Remembering Cindy Avitia. It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Cindy Avitia, Alpha’s founding board president. Read here about how you can help her family.
- August 29, 2013. Alpha: Blanca Alvarado Middle ranked among top middle schools in the Alum Rock, CA district based on the school’s first-year test scores! Also, check out the coverage in the San Jose Mercury News, “California API scores fall, but Silicon Valley schools dominate state top tier.”
- January 23, 2013. “Press Release: Silicon Schools Fund Invests $1.7 Million to Expand Blended Learning in Bay Area Schools.”
New venture fund announces inaugural grants, including $300,000 to Alpha Public Schools.
(Related: Watch NBC Bay Area go behind the scenes at our Alpha: Blanca Alvarado campus.)
- March 7, 2012. “Variety of Models Fuel Hybrid Growth.”
Education Week article about the growth of “hybrid” charter schools that blend online and face-to-face instruction, including Alpha Public Schools.
- February 3, 2012. “Press Release: Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) Identifies Five Breakthrough Whole-School Models for College Readiness.”
Announcement of $150,000+ grants to Alpha Public Schools and other organizations.
- September 14, 2011. “Alum Rock approves charter middle school.”
San Jose Mercury News article reports on Alpha charter approval and plans.
- September 11, 2011. “Parents hope Alum Rock will approve middle-school charter in San Jose.”
San Jose Mercury News article describes parent and community demand that brought Alpha Public Schools to San Jose.