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Natomas Pathway changes schedule next year

Jack Fedor, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory October 20, 2021

Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep High School has pushed back its daily start time from 7:55 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for the 2021-22 school year. Classes will end about a half-hour later, at 3:35 p.m. The school...

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Foothill football vs Rio Linda

Amaya Davis, Foothill High School October 20, 2021

The action went well beyond the football field as Foothill hosted Rio Linda. The visiting Knights won the varsity game, 15-0.

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Spectrum of opportunities at area high schools

Kylie Huang, Mira Loma High School October 20, 2021

Over the course of this past decade, Sacramento schools have worked diligently to expand their curriculums to include classes and programs that benefit students of all backgrounds and interests.  At...

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Teacher works to help immigrant students adapt

Kayli Huang, Mira Loma High School October 20, 2021

A local teacher is working hard to relieve the pressures and stress immigrants to America encounter in his Mira Loma classroom. Joshua Stinson is an English teacher from Mira Loma High School. His classes...

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Students protest sexist dress code

Hadia Ahmad , Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep October 20, 2021

Some Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep High School students are striving to change what they say is a “sexist” dress code through protests and petitions, but the NP3 administration has yet to change any...

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Students adjust to in person learning

Akshaj Mehta, Pacific Pathways Prep High School October 20, 2021

Reactions to full-time in-person learning vary from student to student in Natomas Unified School District. The longer days are challenging to some students looking to find a balance between school and...

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Should California students be “tracked” in math? 

GraceAnn Lesser, Rio Americano High School October 20, 2021

California’s Instructional Quality Commission is considering a rewrite of the California Mathematics Framework that would, among other things, recommend that all students take the same set of math classes...

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A year taken from students

Akshaj Mehta September 22, 2021

When adults look back on their life, and in conversations I've had with them, they consistently mention how fast their high school years went by and to enjoy them. In my ninth grade, the 2019-2020 school...

Funding drives decision to open schools

Funding drives decision to open schools

Akshaj Mehta, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory September 14, 2021

Natomas Unified School District is resuming full-time in-person instruction after more than a year of online learning. A key motivation for the change: Funding. One big reason for the change: Funding.   For...

Ups and downs of being an educator through a pandemic

Ups and downs of being an educator through a pandemic

Hadia Ahmad, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory September 14, 2021

Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep (NP3) teachers share the highs and lows of teaching through a pandemic.  Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep teachers have experienced a wide range of emotions as they’ve...

New rules and practices as Sac City opens

New rules and practices as Sac City opens

Mirella Bennett, Kit Carson International Academy September 14, 2021

The Sacramento City Unified School start date was September 2nd meaning nearly all students returned to campus -- whether vaccinated or not. One of the biggest concerns for parents was what would happen...

Teaching at the end of global pandemic

Amaya Davis , Foothill High School September 14, 2021

Students and staff have returned full-time to the Foothill High School campus for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.   With the new school year approaching, teachers and staff...

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