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Principal Egan’s first full year at the helm at C.K. McClatchy High

Dinara Brown, C. K. McClatchy High School June 12, 2022

While C.K. McClatchy Senior High School has been under new leadership since last year, this year was Principal Andrea Egan’s first full year on campus. Egan explained that the previous principal,...

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Sacramento student performers shine at ‘Spring Spectacle’

Dinara Brown, C. K. McClatchy High School April 29, 2022

I attended the Spring Spectacle, which was put on by C.K. McClatchy student, Brandon Chan, in McClatchy’s black box theater on Friday, April 8. Chan opened the opportunity to perform at the event to...

C.K. McClatchy High teachers gather at the Serna Center to urge the district to settle the strike.

SCUSD teacher strike ends after students lose eight days of instruction

Dinara Brown, McClatchy High School April 20, 2022

Along with the other members of the Sacramento City Teachers Association, the staff and teachers of C.K. McClatchy High School was on strike 12 school days (March 23 - April 4). Students missed a total...

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Are schools, students ready for dances this spring?

Dinara Brown, McClatchy High School March 29, 2022

Three dances will be hosted by C.K. McClatchy High School (CKM) this spring. According to a post by McClatchy’s Instagram, students can plan for a spring dance (April 8), junior prom (April 23) and senior...

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Segregation of low income students, achievement gap persists

Solomae Getahun, McClatchy High School March 17, 2022

Over the course of 15 years, the segregation of young, low-income students has worsened and the achievement gap along racial and economic lines has widened. According to a University of California, Berkeley...

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Social Emotional Learning ‘reset week’ aims to improve student outcomes at McClatchy

Dinara Brown, McClatchy High School March 3, 2022

After the Winter Reset Week at C.K. McClatchy High School staff and students have had a chance to reflect on the social and emotional learning that took place.  Andrea Montgomery, head of the McClatchy...

McClatchy cancels finals week, opts for social/emotional learning Winter Reset

McClatchy cancels finals week, opts for social/emotional learning ‘Winter Reset’

Dinara Brown, C. K. McClatchy January 24, 2022

The change in title of Finals Week Schedule to “Winter Reset” schedule is one of many changes to Finals Week at C.K. McClatchy High School. For starters, the traditional cumulative finals have been...

Teachers, parents and students protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates for students

Teachers, parents and students protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates for students

Solomae Getahun, C.K McClatchy High School January 24, 2022

Protests have sparked all over California in opposition to Governor Gavin Newsom’s vaccine mandate. The nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine mandate in California will require that all students, kindergarten...

Sacramento Observer publisher Larry Lee explores role, value of community journalism

Salomae Getahun, C. K. McClatchy High School January 24, 2022

Publisher of the voice of the Sacramento African American community speaks on the role of community newspapers.

Distress at C. K. McClatchy over sexual assault allegations posted anonymously by student on Instagram

Distress at C. K. McClatchy over sexual assault allegations posted anonymously by student on Instagram

By Dinara Brown, C. K. McClatchy High School January 21, 2022
Anonymous posting alleging sexual abuse sparked strong student, admin reaction
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Abortion rights activists on Texas law

Solomae Getahun, C.K McClatchy High School December 18, 2021

The Texas Abortion Law has sparked national conversation and uproar. The law bans abortions after six weeks, which is oftentimes before someone even knows they are pregnant. Abortion rights activist students...

National trends exacerbate SCUSD teacher shortage

National trends exacerbate SCUSD teacher shortage

Dinara Brown, C.K McClatchy High School December 14, 2021

According to the Sacramento Teachers Association, roughly 8500 Sacramento City Unified students go without a regularly assigned educator, per day, due to a district-wide as well as national teacher shortage.  C.K....

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