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School Cutbacks Lead July Job Declines

August 18, 2017 | Steve Milne

The Sacramento area unemployment rate increased last month. July's jobless rate was 5.2 percent, up from 4.8 percent in June. Analysts with the state Employment Development Department attribute the increase to seasonal cutbacks at schools.

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Folsom High School Students To Launch Eclipse Balloon

August 16, 2017 | Steve Milne

Some Folsom High School students are planning to launch a high-altitude, helium-filled balloon into the path of the solar eclipse next Monday. The balloon will have four cameras on it.

Health Care

Back-To-School Vaccines A Must For California Kids

August 7, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

A new state law that kicked in last summer requires shots for public school children. Some families are still adjusting to the law.

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State Government

Teacher Tenure Bill Stalls In California Legislature

July 11, 2017 | Ben Adler

UPDATE, July 12, 4:27 p.m.: A bill that would have allowed California school districts to add another year of probation to teachers before extending tenure will not become law this year.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

UC Regents Commit To Audit Recommendations

May 19, 2017

The UC Board of Regents met on Thursday in San Francisco in the aftermath of a scathing audit, which claimed $175 million were kept in reserves. Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler was at the meeting and has details.

California Native

Mission Project Protests Help Spur Changes

May 17, 2017 | Steve Milne

For decades, California kids have been building replicas of historic Spanish missions as part of the fourth-grade curriculum. But Native American community activists say the missions exploited indigenous people...and they want the project banned.

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A Year At Encina

Sacramento School Sees ‘Advocacy’ As A Stepping Stone To Success

March 16, 2017 | Julia Mitric

After Encina Prep was flagged as a failing school, teachers and administrators re-designed the entire school day around a model known as Advocacy. Five years later, teachers say they see a stronger school community. But test scores remain flat.

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UC Study Highlights Local, State Cost Of High School Suspensions

March 9, 2017 | Julia Mitric

High school students who are suspended are at greater risk to drop out and they earn less than peers who graduate. Now a study from the University of California looks at the economic costs of suspension.

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