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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,...

Art is a different manner of communication

Maxim Russu, Cordova High School December 9, 2022

Art can be a way to communicate without words, convey information or make a social statement. Art crosses the language and cultural barriers, using a visual language that many can understand. It has...

Outside one of the Special Education  classrooms at Cordova High School. Photo by Kay Stout.

Despite laws on the books, disabled students and parents still fight for services

Kay Stout, Cordova High School November 30, 2022

California accommodates the needs of disabled students to a greater extent than other states when parents challenge their children’s placement in public schools, according to data from a lawsuit filed...

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

Kay Stout, Cordova High School November 8, 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...

Dean Ortiz, Cordova High School. Photo by Maxim Russu, Cordova. High School.

Teachers say Covid-19 impacted their lives, and teaching, as well as damaging student achievement

Maxim Russu, Cordova High School November 4, 2022

Covid 19 has inflicted unforeseen damage to education in California and across the US. Covid started in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, and by January 19, 2020, the first case of Covid was announced...

Inside the Cordova High School Library. Photo by Kay Stout, Cordova High School.

Book bans spread in schools nationwide–but censorship not a threat at Cordova High

Kay Stout, Cordova High School October 31, 2022

The large majority of book bans in schools today are not spontaneous but reflect the work of advocacy organizations that have made the censorship of certain books and ideas more frequent than ever before,...

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Cordova High addresses vaping, drug abuse threats on campus

Maxim Russu, Cordova High School October 5, 2022

A Cordova High School student recently was found overdosing on fentanyl, another reminder CHS is not immune from the harm caused by drug abuse.  Lethal and non-lethal drugs, as well as vaping, have...



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

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...

Cordova High sophomore Emily McCoy said Covid seriously impacted her life. Photo by Kay Stout, Cordova High School.

Covid may be subsiding but reversing its damage to mental health is a remaining challenge

Kay Stout, Cordova High School September 3, 2022

The pandemic has jolted education systems for three years now and like many other schools Cordova High School educators and students have seen the extreme effects COVID-19 has had on mental health. “When...

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