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Pleasant Grove players and supporters suffer through tough season of losses

By Savannah Haile, Pleasant Grove High School October 2, 2022

Pleasant Grove High School’s varsity football team is currently going through the toughest stretch in the school’s history. The team is currently in a six-game losing streak, and, according to MaxPreps,...

Cordova High School is suffering a shortage of teachers just like many schools nationwide. Photo by Kay Stout, Cordova High School.

Teacher (including substitute teacher) shortages are everywhere, including Cordova High

By Kay Stout, Cordova High School September 29, 2022

Schools across the country - no matter their level - are facing severe teacher shortages, reports EdSource, often causing students to double up in classes.  The teacher shortage has hit schools all across...

Galt High School Esports team holds its first practice. Photo by Josh Cullers, Galt High School.

Galt High School launches esport team

By Josh Cullers, Galt High School September 28, 2022

This is the year that marks Galt High School’s decision to start blazing a trail for esports in the Galt Joint Union High School District by holding tryouts for its first-ever team. Esports is a way...

St. Francis High principal Elias Mendoza and Diversity Coordinator Valerie Ramos welcome students to the campus. Photo by Samantha Rickards.

St. Francis pioneering ethnic studies course for Catholic schools

By Samantha Rickards, St. Francis High School September 27, 2022

St. Francis Catholic High School is developing an ethnic studies course that could inspire other Catholic schools in the area to do the same. The main goal of this ethnic studies course will be to educate...


Later start times for all California middle and high schools

By Kayli Huang, Mira Loma High School September 4, 2022

California middle and high schools are the first in the nation to be required to start school no earlier than 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., respectively, according to ABCNews in a story aired on April 3, 2022....

A student taking notes from a Spanish lecture given at Horizon Charter School. Photo by Saffiya Sheik, Horizon Charter School.

Homeschool enrollment skyrocketing after reopening of schools

Saffiya Sheik, Horizon Charter School September 3, 2022

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many students have been forced to stay home and continue their education through online schooling. Currently, with a few exceptions, California prohibits distance learning,...


California continues universal free meals for all K-12 students beginning this fall

By Kaili Jiang, John F. Kennedy High School September 3, 2022

After a year in which the federal government served free breakfast and lunch to K-12 students nationwide, the state of California has decided to continue bringing universal free meals to the table, starting...


Developing appreciation of diversity, practicing inclusion at school a focus at Pleasant Grove

By Lilah Gonsalves, Pleasant Grove High School September 3, 2022

This year, Pleasant Grove High School doesn’t just have a goal of educating students on academics. Besides book learning the school is also focusing on teaching students to celebrate diversity and practice...


Pleasant Grove High staff, students wrestle with changes of state-mandated later school start

by Savannah Haile , Pleasant Grove High School September 3, 2022

After many years of asking for a later start to the school day, students have finally received an answer to all of their requests. But is the outcome beneficial, or are the unintended consequences far...


Wisconsin, California students share perspectives on education in two very different states

Kennedy O’Gilvie Joplin, C. K. McClatchy High School September 3, 2022

When Californians think of Wisconsin they might think of cheese, the Green Bay Packers, or cowboys who eat cheese. But have you ever considered what Wisconsites think of California? Rich spoiled brats,...

Cordova High School has named Kyle Williams as the new junior varsity football coach. Photo by Maxim Russu, Cordova High School.

Williams promoted to Cordova High JV football leadership

By Maxim Russu, Cordova High School September 3, 2022

Cordova High School has named Kyle Williams as the new junior varsity football coach. “In the short time that I’ve known coach Williams, he seems to be a man of integrity, and he wants to bring...

Math framework revision sparks debate over instructional strategies for the future

Math framework revision sparks debate over instructional strategies for the future

By Ethan Machado, C. K. McClatchy High School September 3, 2022

While most math equations always lead to a clear answer, discerning how to teach mathematics to California’s six million students has a solution that remains constantly elusive.  For decades,...

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