Aug 242012
 
Girl Scouts bring concerns to WUSD boss

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 22, 2012 – A letter-writing project turned into something unexpected for members of Girl Scout Troop 2203 in West Sacramento – a meeting with the superintendent of schools in Washington Unified School District. “Troop 2203 in West Sacramento spent some time writing about improvements they’d like to see [...]

Jun 292012
 
Why not 'Teach for America'?

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 – Program aims to ‘close achievement gap,’ but local union objects to use of non-credentialed teachers  By Steve Marschke,  News-Ledger Editor    A proposal to bring the “Teach for America” program into West Sacramento’s school district fizzled in March, in the face of opposition from the local teachers’ union. At a [...]

May 202012
 
Award for Bridgeway Island school

NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 16, 2012 – Bridgeway Island Elementary School was named a “Title I Academic Achievement Award” again this year by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. It’s the second consecutive year for the award. The honor goes to schools that meet performance standards “meeting the educational needs of students living at or [...]

May 082012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The Bryte & Broderick Community Action Network (BBCAN) invites you to their community meeting on Tuesday, May 8, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of Riverbank Elementary School, 1100 Carrie Street. The meeting will focus on education, with guest speakers including the Riverbank principal and vice principal (Mike Woodcock and Shamryn [...]

Mar 242012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 14, 2012 – West Sacramento’s school board voted 3-0 on March 15 to restore plans for afternoon bus service from River City High School next year(with trustees Dave Westin and Mary Leland absent). A previous board vote had slated afternoon service at RCHS to be canceled.   The board left [...]

Oct 202010
 
School board race, 2010

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER Every year during West Sacramento’s local election season, the News-Ledger invites each candidate for local office to a sit-down interview for publication in our pages. This year was no exception.  Over the past two months, the News-Ledger has published an interview with each of the candidates running for mayor, city council or school board. [...]