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Lifting of mask mandate emphasizes arguments over masks in schools

Lifting of mask mandate emphasizes arguments over masks in schools

GraceAnn Lesser, Rio Americano High School March 17, 2022

California lifted its mask mandate on vaccinated people on Feb. 16 and gave school districts the power to end them in mid-March, representing a step toward normalcy after nearly two years of required mask...

California health classes now require more expansive teaching on mental health amidst decline in high schoolers’ well being

California health classes now require more expansive teaching on mental health amidst decline in high schoolers’ well being

GraceAnn Lesser, Rio Americano High School February 1, 2022
“We already have mandates for CPR instruction and comprehensive sexual health. We need to cover nutrition, tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs as well,” says Warren.
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National CRT controversy arrives in Sacramento school

GraceAnn Lesser, Rio Americano High School December 18, 2021

Last spring, the once largely unheard-of academic discipline called critical race theory became the subject of heated school board meetings and workplace disputes all over the country.  This year,...

Student doing math on white board

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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