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Ramadan is often known as the month of the Qur’an’s revelation.

Millions of American Muslims celebrate the holy month of Ramadan

Saffiya Sheikh, Horizon Charter School April 9, 2024

It’s 5 a.m. The sun hasn’t risen but the whole family is awake.  Easha Ali is a college freshman who follows the yearly traditions of Ramadan, a holy month for Muslims that commemorates the revelation...

Online FAFSA glitches frustrate students (and their families) seeking federal financial aid.

FAFSA form a monumental challenge to students, families applying through new online portal

Jordan Hanson, Consumnes Oaks High School March 24, 2024

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid has proven to be a challenging task for many Cosumnes Oaks High School students and families seeking financial assistance to attend college.  Expected...

Artificial intelligence challenges students to produce genuine, authentic work.

Educators struggle with threat of AI generated material by tech savvy students

Savannah Haile, Pleasant Grove High School October 12, 2023

High school teachers all over the country are searching for ways to combat the growing problem of student misuse of artificial intelligence (AI). Pleasant Grove High School has taken actions, but there...

Inderkum High Schools new fence and gate, installed to enhance campus security.

New security fence raises questions of effectiveness among staff, students

Olvia Ming, Inderrkum High School September 8, 2023

Inderkum High School's new fence was pitched as a way to heighten campus security, but some members of Inderkums’ community said it is a pointless addition to the school.  Others said it's a needed...

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Cultural diversity a feature at Cordova High School

Maxim Russu, Cordova High School May 31, 2023

Cordova High School embraces the wealth of diversity and multiple perspectives in its student body, and administrators and teachers find ways both inside and outside the classroom to stress the importance...

California has mandated that period  be available to students on campus.

State mandated menstruation products requirement arrives with implementation challenges

Kay Stout, Cordova High School February 16, 2023

Amid a national discussion about whether federal law requires schools to provide adequate access to menstrual products, Cordova High School students’ experience highlights potential problems with implementation...

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Multicultural assembly aims to make every student welcome

Parneet Kaur, Pleasant Grove High School December 28, 2022

Pleasant Grove High School hosts an annual multiculturalism assembly, scheduled this school year for Jan. 11. This special day is dedicated to helping every student feel welcomed, comfortable and safe...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports that 14% of high school students admit to using e-cigarettes, while 27.6% of those students say they vape at least once a day. Pixabay.

Vaping teenagers remain a problem at Galt High, following national trends

Josh Cullers, Galt High School October 27, 2022

Just like the rest of the country, Galt High has in recent years seen an increase in problems with students vaping on campus – and the administration has taken steps this year to deal with the problem. The...

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UC, community colleges create new transfer opportunities for California students

Saffiya Sheikh, Horizon Charter School October 27, 2022

This spring, the University of California system and California community colleges will be teaming up to create new opportunities for California students to transfer to a UC campus.   Six UC campuses...

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Ramifications from Sac City Unified teacher strike persist with lost instructional days

Ethan Machado, C. K. McClatchy High School October 8, 2022

Among all the COVID craziness that happened last year, some may have already forgotten about the teacher strike that shut down Sacramento City Unified District schools campuses for nearly two weeks.  While...

Galt High School Esports team holds its first practice. Photo by Josh Cullers, Galt High School.

Galt High School launches esport team

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...

St. Francis High principal Elias Mendoza and Diversity Coordinator Valerie Ramos welcome students to the campus. Photo by Samantha Rickards.

St. Francis pioneering ethnic studies course for Catholic schools

Samantha Rickards, St. Francis High School September 27, 2022

St. Francis Catholic High School is developing an ethnic studies course that could inspire other Catholic schools in the area to do the same. The main goal of this ethnic studies course will be to educate...

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