The Tam News

Editorial: Friends or Foes of Tam District?

Editorial: Friends or Foes of Tam District?

By Tam News Staff

November 24, 2014

The New Tech Network is once again on the radar at Tam, and the atmosphere at our school has shifted for the worse. Much like last spring, a negative school environment has been created, with hushed conversations between staff members in the hallways and inappropriate teacher outbursts during class....

Update: Corkrey Elaborates on Her Reasons for Leaving Tam

Update: Corkrey Elaborates on Her Reasons for Leaving Tam

By Sarah Asch

November 3, 2014

A letter signed by former science teacher Lara Corkrey, in which she gives “insight into [her] decision to leave Tam High,” was distributed via email to “parents, students, and fellow teachers” by a parent group called the “Friends of Tam District” on October 16. In the email, Corkrey...

District Pulls Contract Between New Tech and ITTC

District Pulls Contract Between New Tech and ITTC

By Sarah Asch & Tandis Shoushtary

May 29, 2014

Superintendent of Education Michael McDowell announced at a board meeting on May 14 that the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) will not proceed with the proposed contract between the New Tech Network and the Instructional Technology Teacher Collaborative (ITTC) which includes teachers from...

Parent Workshops Explore Project-Based Learning and New Tech

Parent Workshops Explore Project-Based Learning and New Tech

By Sarah Asch & Tandis Shoushtary

May 1, 2014

The Tam administration held a series of parent workshops on the subject of New Tech and project-based learning, on April 22 and 24. During the workshops, Assistant Superintendent of Education Michael McDowell presented a comprehensive overview of project-based learning and how it related to the New Tech...

Pending Contract with New Tech Delayed

Pending Contract with New Tech Delayed

By Sarah Asch

April 24, 2014

In an email sent to parents on April 11, the Tam administration announced that its proposed contract with the New Tech Network, that would have gone into effect next school year, will be postponed until at least spring of 2015. New Tech is a professional development company that would give teachers who...

Curriculum Informational Meeting Full Video

Curriculum Informational Meeting Full Video

April 8, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyNasW-bFCo Video: The Tam administration held an informational meeting for parents on April 3 in Ruby Scott Gym as a “Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Overview,” including discussion of a proposed contract with the New Tech Network. Approximately 200 parents,...

Admin Hosts Informational Meeting on Project-Based Learning and New Tech

Admin Hosts Informational Meeting on Project-Based Learning and New Tech

By Sarah Asch & Emma Boczek

April 4, 2014

The Tam administration held an informational meeting for parents on April 3 in Ruby Scott Gym as a “Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Overview,” including discussion of a proposed contract with the New Tech Network. Approximately 200 parents, students, and teachers attended, as well as the district...