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Sacramento County’s health is contingent upon the fair and equitable distribution of resources and education to its young people. As Nelson Mandela aptly noted, “Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future.”
Exacerbated by a pandemic, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to account for all the pressure points in Sacramento’s education system. During the past year alone, Sacramento students and families confronted a strike by teachers and staff, reports of race-related incidents and more.
As CapRadio and The Sacramento Observer education reporter covering K-12 schools, I will focus on holding schools and districts in Sacramento County accountable to their communities, while ensuring that minority voices are amplified. As an immigrant, I know that the education system can be arduous to navigate. My work will enable you to get equitable services for your children. Above all, I will be sure to examine the intersections of race, equity and health in education.
What’s happening at the schools near you? Heard a parent complaining or a student succeeding? I want to hear about it!
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November 30, 2023
After passing through the preservation commission this month, the item is set to be on the City Council’s docket early next year. The building is already listed on the national and state registers as a historic site, but not on the local register.
November 16, 2023
After a veto by Governor Gavin Newson, Black educators are asking parents of color to take a more direct approach by attending local funding meetings, known as LCAP. Here's what the program is and how parents can take part.
November 6, 2023
San Juan Unified and Natomas Unified are holding special elections on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to fill vacancies on their school boards. New school board trustees’ terms will run until 2026.
November 2, 2023
Last month a float on the theme of ‘cops and robbers’ featured a young Black man behind bars. School officials say “appropriate actions are being taken” following an investigation, but the Black student union says more needs to be done.
October 18, 2023
Black and brown students face barriers on the way to college. Data show a majority in Sacramento don't meet requirements for California's four-year universities. Some organizations are working to help them navigate the process to higher education.
October 12, 2023
The CalKIDS program provides a college savings account for K-12 public school students from low-income backgrounds and children born after 2022. With only 6% of students signed up, officials are increasing outreach efforts to get families involved.
September 25, 2023
In the last five years, the number of unhoused youth has doubled in Sacramento County. The Creation District makes artistic pursuits a reality for young people without shelter, and subsequently combats the stigma around being unhoused.
September 15, 2023
From housing affordability to fentanyl to mental health and more, California lawmakers debated hundreds of bills this Legislative session. Here’s a breakdown of what made it to the Governor’s desk — and what didn’t.
September 1, 2023
Resolved labor disputes, a search for a new superintendent, an interim superintendent’s to-do list and renaming racist school buildings are some of the hallmarks of the beginning of the 2023-2024 academic year.
August 9, 2023
The incremental loss of arts education since the 1980s has impacted communities of color. With new arts education funding in the state budget, advocates say the conversation should encompass culturally reflective programming.