Oct 142012
 
'Walking school bus' in Southport

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — OCT 10, 2012 – Students at Southport Elementary participated in “National Walk to School Day” last Wednesday. Southport is one of the schools working in conjunction with “WalkSacramento” to promote the healthy benefits of walking to school.    Many students also participated in a walking school bus that day that [...]

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 [...]