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William Brooks Students Ready for Hands on Experience With Own Business Fair

A group of fourth and fifth grade students at William Brooks Elementary School in El Dorado Hills are about to step into the business world for hands-on experience and experiential learning. They are part of the William Brooks PTA's inaugural …

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Bill to Mandate ‚ÄėScience of Reading‚Äô in California Classrooms Dies

A bill to mandate use of the method will not advance in the Legislature this year in the face of teachers union opposition.

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Five Folsom-Cordova Educational Leaders Earn State Awards

Coming off the news of several Folsom area schools joining the list of 2024 Distinguished Schools a week ago, the Folsom Cordova Unified School District has announced that five different district employees will receive honors at the state level by …

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El Dorado County Names Michael Kuhlman as New Superintendent

The Board of Trustees of the El Dorado Union High School District (EDUHSD) has announced the selection and appointment of Michael Kuhlman as its new Superintendent, effective July 1, 2024.  Mr. Kuhlman will be succeeding Dr. Ron Carruth, who will ‚Ķ

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Mira Loma High Celebrates Second Annual Black Renaissance Day

Mira Loma High School Spreads Awareness of Black History Month

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California Extends Student Financial Aid Deadline to May 2

Responding to a federal financial aid glitch, Caliifornia legislators and Gov. Gavin Newsom within two weeks gave students an additional month to apply for state aid.

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4 Folsom Schools Named 2024 California Distinguished Schools

Four schools within the Folsom Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD) have earned high honors from the State of California, all located in the city of Folsom. Folsom High School, Vista del Lago High School, Folsom Middle School, and Sutter Middle …

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Our Students Need More Recess

More frequent outdoor breaks can improve student attention, reduce behavior problems. Over the last decade, a growing list of U.S. states‚ÄĒincluding Missouri, Florida and New Jersey‚ÄĒhave mandated daily recess. California joined the trend in late 2023.

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Project Attain Seeks to Close the Education Gap in Adult Learners in Sacramento Region

By Hannah Ross Mia Lopez graduates next week. The communications analyst for the Sacramento Area Council of Governments will be graduating with a Bachelor of...

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Folsom, Oak Ridge Students Head to State Academic Decathlon Championships

After clinching the top positions in their respective regional competitions last month, students from Folsom High School and Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills will be heading to the 2024 California Academic Decathlon State Championship in the coming …

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Student Mahee Hasawani, Folsom American Legion Are State Oratorical Champs

Folsom's American Legion Post 362 and a local high school senior are celebrating success after results of the state level 86th National Oratorical Contests were announced by the American Legion Department of California, with local student Mahee Hasawani being named …

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Fewer Students and Higher Absenteeism Plague California’s Public School Financing

California‚Äôs public schools depend on state aid for the lion‚Äôs share of their operational income. Two trends ‚Äď declining enrollment and high absenteeism ‚Äď are creating financial headaches.

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SAFE Credit Union to Award $16,000 in Local Scholarships

Locally based SAFE Credit Union has launched its announce 2024 Scholarship Program will grant four (4) $4,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and community college students who meet the eligibility requirements this year for a total of $16,000. 

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Local teen creates environmental project from the golf course

ELDORADO HILLS РTo extend his study in high school advanced placement classes to his love of golf, El Dorado Hills student Zachary Nicholson has created a free, easy, and brief opportunity for golfers to be a part of a …

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Sacramento-area colleges still holding onto to Native American bones and artifacts are about to face the law

By Cristian Gonzalez and Liam Gravvat In the last century university anthropology departments have excavated Native American burials for research purposes. Today, Native Americans are...

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Discussion is Successful at First Racial Equity Summit

More than 300 Attend Sacramento State University EventOriginal article published at Gold River Messenger

Image caption: University presidents across the Cal State system have seen their pay rise substantially as compared to faculty members.
Cal State Presidents Enjoyed 43% Pay Raise From 2007 to 2022

Mildred García, the new Cal State chancellor, is earning a total compensation of nearly $1 million. Meanwhile, university president pay has increased at a greater rate than that of faculty, who are preparing to strike in early December, and the …

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Cal State Profs Plan Walkout in Fight for 12 Percent Pay Hike

Cal State officials offered a 5 percent increase for each of the next 3 years, though the raises are not guaranteed. The union plans strikes at four campuses.

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California's Crumbling Schools: Legislature Crafting Huge Construction Bond

Small, rural districts often struggle to pass local bond measures to pay for school construction and repairs. In some cases, leaking roofs, dry rot and broken air conditioners haven’t been fixed in years.

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