Sep 022014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 27, 2014 – The Yolo County District Attorney’s office has filed charges against an employee of Washington Unified School District for felony embezzlement, the News-Ledger has learned. The charges, filed last week, do not contain detailed information. They identify the defendant as Mary Elizabeth Colby. The complaint alleges that Colby [...]

Apr 202014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 16, 2014 – “SELPA,” a Yolo County agency that covers special needs education locally, will hold its annual awards ceremony on May 12. Several “special needs” educators in West Sacramento’s Washington Unified School District will receive honors. They include paraeducator Elizabeth Felix and teachers Debra McDaniel and Claudia Parks. The [...]

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” [...]

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 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 [...]