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Technology not a cure all say both students and teachers

Parneet Kaur, Pleasant Grove High School January 26, 2023

At Pleasant Grove High School, students and teachers say technology provides educational benefits, but also has drawbacks that have become more apparent, and advantages that may not be available to all...


Modern music is continually getting worse — and won’t stop doing so anytime soon

Josh Cullers, Galt High School January 26, 2023

You’ve probably heard it over a thousand times in your life and brushed it off – “music hasn’t been good for a long time.”  I know I have been nicknamed “grandpa” or “old man” for...

The John F. Kennedy choir performing Stars I shall Find, conducted by Bryan Stroh at JFK Auditorium on Dec. 22. Photo by Kaili Jiang, JFK High School.

JFK produces Winter Concert for first time since COVID pandemic shutdown

Kaili Jiang, John F. Kennedy High School January 17, 2023

After two years of virtual practice and delayed videos, John F. Kennedy High School’s music program was able to come together to hold an event for itself and the program’s loyal community – the Winter...

Lions’ female water polo team builds one of its most successful seasons in a decade

Juliana Castro, C. K. McClatchy High School January 17, 2023

C.K McClatchy girl's water polo team in 2022 had one of its most successful seasons in seven years.  The Lions went undefeated in Metro League play, won the Metro League tournament, and advanced to the...


Williams Report gives Natomas Unified passing grades

Jack Fedor, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory January 4, 2023

The Natomas Unified School District board of trustees recently approved an annual report that gave passing grades to the sufficiency of instructional materials and facilities at six district schools.  The...


Pleasant Grove ponders opposing views on switch to lock schedule

Lilah Gonsalves, Pleasant Grove High School January 2, 2023

Following district trends, Pleasant Grove High School is considering the switch to a block schedule, but because of mixed opinions from students and faculty, the specifics are still unresolved. Some...


Natomas Unified earns high marks in resilience report

Jack Fedor, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory January 2, 2023

Natomas Unified School District officials recently released a report to the board of trustees which details some of the district’s outcomes in 2021-2022, including summer opportunities taken advantage...

Data table showing the percentage of students at grade level for each class for the I-ready diagnostic test, courtesy of Principal Kellie Beck, 
Galt High School.

Galt High explores future steps in response to poor student diagnostic scores

Josh Cullers January 2, 2023

Following poor results from the fall session of the I-Ready diagnostic, Galt High School officials decided to offer significant incentives to students who tested at grade level in hopes that the winter...

Cordova High principal Jared Hyden. Photo by Maxim Russu, Cordova High.

Cordova High confronts sliding graduation rate

Maxim Russu, Cordova High School January 2, 2023

For the past five-plus years, the graduation rate has been dropping at Cordova High School – something that concerns CHS administrators and teachers. According to the Public School Review website,...


SacCity alters PACE Program to include AP Capstone diploma program

Hailey Luistro, John F. Kennedy High School January 2, 2023

The Sacramento City Unified School District is moving to change the PACE Program at John. F Kennedy High School to include the Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma Program. PACE, which stands for Program...

Lasha R. Bayden, Acting U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of California address student participants at the District Attorneys Youth Academy. Photo from the District Attorneys Youth Academy and shared by Raquel Hernandez.

Law enforcement agencies collaborate to present District Attorney’s Youth Academy to local teens

Saffiya Sheikh, Horizon Charter School January 2, 2023

The rule of law is one of the components in our society that ensures stability and order. The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office acknowledges this and seeks to educate young people on topics...

Music, arts benefit from voter approval of Prop 28

Jack Fedor, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory December 28, 2022

California voters on Nov. 8 approved Proposition 28, known as The Arts and Music in Schools Funding Guarantee and Accountability Act. The proposition which, received over three million votes, requires...

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