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Reader Input: Hats off to all trying their best
Wednesday Jan 01 2014
Many complain about our slipping, the past several decades, as low as 30-40th place in many categories indicating a healthy society, like health, education, happiness, vacation tim ...
Another view: Vouchers are a valuable asset in education but should have requirements
Sunday Dec 01 2013
Progressives have worked to point the way to a more just future for our country. Democracy, equality, social justice, human and environmental health and a free education have ...
Reader Input: Common Core costly in many ways
Tuesday Aug 13 2013
Common Core. What is Common Core? Both Democrats and Republicans are opposed to Common Core! SAT scores dropped 60 points in three decades. Common Core will lower our education ...
Home school textbooks put parents in control
Friday Jul 19 2013
A Christian home-school textbook company is a regular visitor to the Multi-Purpose Senior Center in Auburn, setting up shop four times a year to offer local parents an alternative ...
Schools stand to benefit from new state funding formula
Tuesday Jul 02 2013
Sealed by the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown last week, California’s 2013-14 budget officially established a new statewide education funding formula that went into effect on M ...
Reader Input: Educate for the common good
Wednesday Jun 12 2013
This is the season of graduations and young people stepping out into the world full of hope and plans. I would like to share a quote from President John F. Kennedy: “There ...
Another View: The five most important words
Tuesday Apr 09 2013
When Steve was an undergraduate at Harvard 50 years ago, a young government instructor repeated the same admonition whenever he handed back an assignment: “This is not good e ...
Auburn City Councilman’s daughter wins school board seat
Thursday Mar 14 2013
Unhappy with the current state of education in West Sacramento, Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez drew from the past advice of her father and longtime Auburn public figure Dr. Bill Kirby. &ldq ...
Reader Input: Uniforms help in education
Thursday Mar 07 2013
There are many reasons why most charter and private schools are generally more successful than our public schools, but I wish to focus on one aspect that was mentioned in Tuesday&r ...
In Horizon Charter Schools’ case, parents provide ultimate oversight
Friday Mar 01 2013
Scott Leaman says the art of charter schools oversight is a delicate balancing act – ensuring the school is in compliance while also allowing the flexibility that def ...
Horizon Charter School site upgrades add to $2M budget problem
Thursday Feb 28 2013
As a parent who had a student in Horizon Charter Schools’ now-shuttered Accelerated Learning Academy, Treva Saini said she sees a number of problems with how the program in L ...
One on one with Horizon CEO Craig Heimbichner
Thursday Feb 28 2013
Horizon Charter Schools CEO: ‘I don’t have anything to hide’
Thursday Feb 28 2013
Craig Heimbichner said his office at Horizon Charter Schools headquarters in Lincoln has received a bit of a makeover since all the drama unfolded with the closure of one of its pr ...
Short-sited: How Horizon Charter School’s $800,000 investment went wrong
Wednesday Feb 27 2013
No school children, no Horizon Charter Schools sign, no teachers, no cars – nothing. On a sunny day in mid February outside 290 Technology Way in Rocklin, the only indicatio ...
Investigative series looks into $19M public charter school
Sunday Feb 24 2013
One of the original pillars of the charter educational movement in California has been shaken. Horizon Charter Schools is one of the longest standing charters in the state ...
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