Jan 262012
 
A computer may help autistic youth

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 25, 2012 By Steve Marschke 13-year old Qais Kakar is new to this country and new to the concept of school – he has just started his second year of formal education at Riverbank Elementary School. But those difficulties may pale in the face of another challenge Qais experiences. Qais is autistic [...]

Jan 122012
 

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 11, 2012 – When the school board of the Washington Unified School District meets on Thursday, Jan. 12, it will consider whether to renew the charter for the West Sacramento Early College Prep School. The California Charter Schools Association has singled it out as one of four charter schools in the Sacramento [...]

Jan 102012
 
'Tot lot,' other projects funded

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER Last month, the First 5 Yolo organization awarded $40,000 in mini-grants to organizations supporting children 0 to 5 in local communities. “We received 26 requests for more than $111,775 in funding,” said Yolo County Supervisor and First 5 Yolo Chair, Don Saylor in a First 5 Yolo press release.  “Each proposal demonstrated [...]

Dec 162011
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 14, 2011 – Sometimes, the News-Ledger gets letters. This week, readers sounded off on the need for a new school bond (in part to build a new performing arts center at River City High School) and on whether it’s a good idea — or a partisan political maneuver — to [...]

Dec 112011
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 7, 2011 ‘Finishing’ RCHS, building career trade school campus are both being considered’ By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s school district may ask local voters to approve new school bonds or parcel taxes a year from now. The money could be used to help finish the new River City [...]

Nov 142011
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 9, 2011 – The City of West Sacramento announced Oct. 20 that it had received a $496,000 federal grant to implement a new “Safe and Healthy Routes to School Project.” The grant was administered by Caltrans. The project will seek to “establish a culture of walking and biking to school [...]