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Cosumnes Oaks culinary arts institute to be named after retiring Elk Grove superintendent

Sep 2, 2014
Cosumnes Oaks culinary arts institute to be named after retiring Elk Grove superintendent

Elk Grove Superintendent Steven Ladd was surprised Tuesday night when the school board voted unanimously to name the Cosumnes Oaks High School culinary arts institute after him. Outgoing Elk Grove School Superintendent Steven Ladd, is embra...

Parents’ ability to track student grades, attendance by smartphone has growing app-eal

Sep 1, 2014
Parents’ ability to track student grades, attendance by smartphone has growing app-eal

As landlines and paper handouts disappear, local school districts are experimenting with new ways of reaching families. At Folsom Cordova and Natomas unified school districts this year, that means launching an app that allows parents to keep tabs on th...

Astronauts chat from space station with Elk Grove schoolkids

Aug 27, 2014
Astronauts chat from space station with Elk Grove schoolkids

A collective gasp filled the air of the Elliott Ranch Elementary School multipurpose room Wednesday morning as the countdown to a live downlink with the International Space Station began. Students watch as International Space Station astronauts Re...

Elk Grove Unified expects to name superintendent by end of September

Aug 18, 2014

Elk Grove Unified expects to name a replacement for retiring Superintendent Steven Ladd by the end of September.

The Public Eye: State orders Rocklin Unified to rehire four nurses

Jun 21, 2014
The Public Eye: State orders Rocklin Unified to rehire four nurses

Rocklin Unified School District must rehire four nurses it laid off in 2010 and pay them four years of back wages with interest, the California Public Employment Relations Board ruled last week. The Public Eye

Elk Grove schools chief to retire in September

Jun 10, 2014

Elk Grove Unified School District Superintendent Steven Ladd announced this morning he will retire in September.

Public Eye: Yolo superintendent’s pay hike draws scrutiny

May 31, 2014

Yolo County’s Board of Education yielded to public pressure last week and voted not to raise the pay of Superintendent Jorge Ayala, who is set to leave office in December.

Elk Grove third-grader wins $100,000 for college

Apr 11, 2014
Elk Grove third-grader wins $100,000 for college

Third-grader Duncan Nakamoto of Elk Grove was surprised Friday morning upon learning he had won $100,000 toward his college fund in the “Big Dreams Start Small” national scholarship contest.


Duncan Nakamoto, 9, a third-grader at Joseph Sims Elementary School in Elk Grove, pumps his arms upon realizing his photo won...

Woodland schools saw dramatic growth under retiring superintendent

Mar 12, 2014
Woodland schools saw dramatic growth under retiring superintendent

Debra LaVoi read a student essay on the solar system, asked questions about “Cat in the Hat” and watched fifth-graders take a math test at the Science and Technology Academy in Knights Landing last week. It was the third school the Woodland Joint Unified superintendent had visited before lunch.


Elk Grove school district enrolling kids in Virtual Academy

Sep 3, 2013

Registration for Elk Grove Unified School District's Virtual Academy continues through Sept. 10.

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