Apr 072014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — March 26, 2014 – The Yolo County School Boards Association honored a number of educators throughout the county at its annual dinner on March 17. From the Washington Unified School District in West Sacramento, the association singled out for excellence Julie Hoskins, an “ELD” and categorical programs administrator, and the “BEST” [...]

Jun 072013
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 7, 2013 – West Sacramento’s public school district announced yesterday they will hold a special strategic session on Saturday. The meeting will cover “governance team building” as well as “goals, objectives, policies and priorities” for the school board and district. The special session begins at 9 a.m. on June 8 in [...]

Apr 222013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 17, 2013 – A proposed charter West Sacramento charter school will appeal to the Yolo County Board of Education after being denied a charter by the school board of the Washington Unified School District. The staff of Washington Unified School District opined that the school was unlikely to succeed partly [...]

Apr 052013
 
Using a brain to make a point:

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAR 27, 2013 – GUEST COMMENTARY from Edwin Garcia, Kaiser Permanente Dr. Victor DeNoble, a former tobacco research scientist who became a whistleblower against his company – and the entire industry – spoke to hundreds of students in a series of school assemblies in West Sacramento earlier this month, explaining the [...]

Mar 262013
 
Westfield families celebrate reading -- city councilmen & others help out

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 13, 2013 – Westfield Village Elementary School in West Sacramento celebrated “Read Across America” week with its own family literacy celebration on Feb. 27. Over 200 children and parents showed up, receiving information in English and Spanish on things families can do at home to promote reading and literacy. Several [...]

Mar 192013
 
School board election recap: comments from Castillo, Kirby-Gonzalez & mayor

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 13, 2013 – Teachers unions and school reform groups choose sides with their checkbooks in record-setting race – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento voters last week elected a teacher to the school board –  after a record-setting campaign battle between the two top candidates. Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, a Southport [...]