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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...


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....


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...


Bannon Creek Elementary cools down with air conditioning upgrades

By Jack Fedor , Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory September 3, 2022

Students and staff at Bannon Creek Elementary will enjoy improved heating and air conditioning thanks to a $97,490 upgrade project approved July 27 by the Natomas Unified School District Board of Trustees.  Two...


Youth Commission, Summer At City Hall involve youth in city government

Akshaj Mehta, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory September 3, 2022

Youth activism pays an important part in local governments and politics in programs operated by the City Of Sacramento.  The Sacramento Youth Commission and Summer At City Hall are both programs operated...


New worry for schools arises from Monkeypox outbreak

Juliana Castro, C.K McClatchy High School September 3, 2022

The recent outbreak of monkeypox raises a safety concern for students, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  “Though going to a public setting such as school, workplace,...

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...


Students reflect on impact of three years of pandemic disruption to education

Akshaj Mehta, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory June 9, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education in ways previous generations of students didn’t experience. As the third “pandemic class” graduated from Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep (NP3) High School,...

Segura leads slate of new officers in Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep student government elections

Jack Fedor, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory May 19, 2022

On April 29, after more than a week of campaigning, the election for the Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep 2022-23 student government officers concluded when students went to the polls. The campaign featured...


Kit Carson International Academy celebrates 52nd annual Earth Day

Mirella Bennett, Kit Carson International Academy May 19, 2022

The United States celebrated its 52nd annual Earth Day on April 22. In order to get students interested and learning about helping the planet, school garden coordinator Lora Jones (along with several other...

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