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Where Are the Best Colleges Near Sonoma?

Nestled in the heart of California’s wine country, Sonoma County is not just known for its picturesque landscapes and culinary delights but also for its educational opportunities. Whether you’re a local resident or planning to move to this beautiful region for college, you’ll find a range of institutions that cater to diverse academic interests and… Keep Reading

Chronic absenteeism declines in Sonoma Valley school district

Chronic absenteeism among students in Sonoma Valley Unified School District fell by 14% in 2022-23 from the previous academic year, but it is still nearly 13% higher than the pre-pandemic level, according to newly released data. The district’s rate fell to 25.50% in 2022-23 from 39.50% in 2021-22, on DataQuest, the California Department of Education’s… Keep Reading

Santa Rosa City Schools to limit public comments to in-person, email

The Santa Rosa City Schools District will limit public comments at board meetings in response to a rash of hateful Zoom bombing incidents in local public meetings. Starting Wednesday, those wishing to make public comment must either attend board meetings in-person or email their comments. The change will remain for the foreseeable future, said Vanessa… Keep Reading

Cotati-Rohnert Park District superintendent announces retirement

Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District Superintendent Mayra Perez, who led the district through COVID-19 and a six-day teacher strike, announced her retirement Monday. Perez sent out a message to parents and staff through the ParentSquare communication portal stating that after decades in education, she plans to retire Oct. 31. Continue Reading on the Press Democrat Keep Reading

3 longtime Analy High School administrators to leave district

Three female administrators who shepherded Analy High School in Sebastopol through tumultuous times over the last several years have announced their resignations and are taking positions at other schools. The departures of Analy Principal Shauna Ferdinandson and vice principals Erin Elliott and Rachel Lasek come after they led the school through the controversial consolidation with… Keep Reading

California high schools are adding hundreds of ethnic studies classes. Are teachers prepared?

CALIFORNIA, USA — This story was originally published by CalMatters. On a rainy Friday afternoon at Santa Monica High School, ethnic studies teacher Marisa Silvestri introduced her class to the rap song “Kenji.” Silvestri’s class fell silent as singer Mike Shinoda narrated his family’s experiences in the Japanese American incarceration camps of World War II.… Keep Reading

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