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Meet the Santa Rosa City Schools District Area 7 trustee candidates

The Santa Rosa City School board will interview two candidates for the open trustee position on Wednesday. Deanna Olivarez and Jeremy De La Torre are both longtime Area 7 residents with kids in the school district. Area 7 encompasses northeast Santa Rosa, Larkfield-Wikiup and Rincon Valley and includes the Carrillo and Rincon Middle School campuses.… 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

Hundreds of teachers to strike in Sonoma County school district

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. (KRON) – More than 300 educators in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District will strike on Thursday. This comes following months of negotiations with the school district and board to invest in the student and teachers. According to the Rohnert Park Cotati Educators Association, teachers, nurses, and other school employees will participate in the… Keep Reading

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Santa Rosa Resident Awarded National Merit Scholarship

SANTA ROSA, CA — A Santa Rosa resident has been named a National Merit Scholar and will receive a scholarship for their college undergraduate study. National Merit Scholar Schuyler Jones, who attends Stevenson School Pebble Beach, was among a group of 3,100 winners announced Wednesday. The scholars will be awarded between $500 and $2,000 annually… Keep Reading

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