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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...

empty school hallway

A year taken from students

Akshaj Mehta September 22, 2021

When adults look back on their life, and in conversations I've had with them, they consistently mention how fast their high school years went by and to enjoy them. In my ninth grade, the 2019-2020 school...

New rules and practices as Sac City opens

New rules and practices as Sac City opens

Mirella Bennett, Kit Carson International Academy September 14, 2021

The Sacramento City Unified School start date was September 2nd meaning nearly all students returned to campus -- whether vaccinated or not. One of the biggest concerns for parents was what would happen...

Teaching at the end of global pandemic

Amaya Davis , Foothill High School September 14, 2021

Students and staff have returned full-time to the Foothill High School campus for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.   With the new school year approaching, teachers and staff...

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Mental health throughout the pandemic 

Nimrat Bains, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory September 14, 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, students and teachers at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep High School (NP3) said they struggled with their mental health while doing distance learning. Many say returning to...

Adding a featured image enhances each story

Adding a featured image enhances each story

Sample Student, Sports Editor June 26, 2021

There are two ways to add a photo to a story in WordPress.  One is to set the photo as a Featured Image for the story, and the other is to insert the photo into the body of the story’s text.  Your...

Showcase area displays top stories in various formats

Showcase area displays top stories in various formats

Sample Student, News Editor June 26, 2021

This area at the top of the homepage is called the Home Top Story & Showcase Area. You can use this space to showcase your top stories. You have two options for this area: displaying a single Top...

Design your site to fit your publications style

Design your site to fit your publication’s style

Sample Student June 26, 2021

The SNO Framework is built around the idea of giving site owners complete flexibility with easy to customize options for every aspect of their sites. The SNO Design Options page, available under the...

Help is just a single click away

Help is just a single click away

Sample Student June 26, 2021

Having trouble with something on the site?  Help is only a click away. Click here to access all of our support materials and submit a support ticket if you can't find the answers you are looking for.

Avoid double story placement

Avoid double story placement

Sample Student June 26, 2021

If you place stories in more than one category, say both Showcase and Sports, the story will display in both of these sections on the homepage.  The recommend way of working with this is to place a story...

Choose the right image size for online

Choose the right image size for online

Sample Staff Member, Writer June 26, 2021

Size your horizontal photos to 900px wide by 600px tall at a resolution of 72 dpi in RGB color mode before uploading them to your site. Always save photos in .jpg format. Your site will display vertical...

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