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Former Azusa School District Principal Valerie Beltran began a full-time teaching position in June 2001 after a five-year part-time teaching dedication to the university. Beltran teaches English as a second language students and CLAD certification programs. The CLAD is a certification for teachers that demonstrates the skills needed to work effectively with second language students, which started in the summer of 1996. / photo by Manuel Hernandez

Beltran pushes beyond test scores

by Dora Galván Assistant Editor Valerie Beltran knows what today’s school systems lack. Beltran became a full-time assistant professor of education at the University of La Verne during the summer of 2001. Since the state has placed a lot of pressure on raising standardized test scores, schools have decreased, and in some cases eliminated programs […]

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