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Folsom vs. Elk Grove Re-Match Headlines Playoff Battle on Game of The Week

Nov 22, 2016
Folsom vs. Elk Grove Re-Match Headlines Playoff Battle on Game of The Week

By Will James Hometown Sports Game of the Week For those who wished that last season’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division-1 Championship Game at Sacramento State had one more quarter to be played, the next best thing is on the playoff docket for Thanksgiving week Friday when heavyweights Folsom and Elk Grove square-off in a semi-final...

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Confrontation between CSUS professors was shoddy performance

Nov 21, 2016

Given all the hostility in the air, I find news accounts of a classroom confrontation last month at California State University, Sacramento, disturbing. Academia should be a place where reason trumps emotion. Instead, there was an unseemly showdown between two … Continue reading

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Another high school leader worried by Trump’s election

Nov 17, 2016

Editor’s Note:   Some high school officials in the great state of Ohio, where I have numerous relatives, are disturbed by the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the effect it is having on their students. The … Continue reading

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Urban Farming and Mobilizing Literacy tomorrow Wed. Nov. 16 at 5 p.m on LiveWire

Nov 15, 2016
Urban Farming and Mobilizing Literacy tomorrow Wed. Nov. 16 at 5 p.m on LiveWire

Yisrael Family Urban Farm and Reading Partners are coming on LiveWire! Yisrael FamilyUrban Farm will be talking about urban farming, healthy organic eating and community projects happening in Sacramento. Reading Partners will be discussing the literacy challenge and need for volunteers in the area. Yisrael Family Urban Farm mission is to transform the hood...

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Evaluating people by their looks

Nov 15, 2016

“Young Joe Biden Was a Hottie.” A headline like that, which I came across this morning in the Harvard Crimson,  is hard to ignore. In fact, it introduces the “most read” story on the newspaper’s website. Click on the headline … Continue reading

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High School Students Participate in Debate, Dialogue

Nov 14, 2016
High School Students Participate in Debate, Dialogue

Many people say that the youth are the future of the nation. America has been known to place value on the education on young adults. However, many young people still do not exercise their right to vote, and some do not have interests in engaging the political climate of the country. That is probably...

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Inspiring words from a high school principal in Ohio

Nov 11, 2016

Editor’s Note: Family members in the great state of Ohio alerted me to this statement by the principal of Shaker Heights High School near Cleveland. The following is from the school newspaper, The Shakerite. Principal Jonathan Kuehnle spoke during the Nov. 9 … Continue reading

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Commentary: A Turning Point in the Election and AIM

Nov 11, 2016
Commentary:  A Turning Point in the Election and AIM

The DJUSD election was difficult to predict – it was clear that Bob Poppenga was running a strong campaign, it was not clear that both he and Alan Fernandes would unseat Susan Lovenburg.  But there seems to be key two key moments early and late that may have swung this against Ms. Lovenburg. While...

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Board Attempts to Narrow Achievement Gap

Nov 8, 2016
Board Attempts to Narrow Achievement Gap

By Nicholas von Wettberg Thursday night’s Davis school board meeting inside the Community Chambers ran longer than usual, hitting the four-hour mark. The extra time, however, was spent thriftily on the topic of narrowing achievement/opportunity levels for English language learner students. In fact, as achievement gap presentations go – and the board has been...

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Would-be volunteer for youth writing program gets grumpy

Nov 7, 2016
Would-be volunteer for youth writing program gets grumpy

Two minutes into the orientation, I doubted that I would be serving as a volunteer with this Sacramento nonprofit group, one devoted to improving the literacy skills of poor and at-risk young people. Thirty minutes later, after hearing details on … Continue reading

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