Category Archives: education

Fund-raising drive aims to give low-income students opportunity to attend science camp

Every year, thousands of children in the Sacramento area get to spend a week at an innovative science camp in the scenic Eldorado National Forest.  Run by the Sacramento County Office of Education, the Sly Park outdoor science and environmental education … Continue reading

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Confrontation between CSUS professors was shoddy performance

Given all the hostility in the air, I find news accounts of a classroom confrontation last month at California State University, Sacramento, disturbing. Academia should be a place where reason trumps emotion. Instead, there was an unseemly showdown between two … Continue reading

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Another high school leader worried by Trump’s election

Editor’s Note:   Some high school officials in the great state of Ohio, where I have numerous relatives, are disturbed by the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the effect it is having on their students. The … Continue reading

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Evaluating people by their looks

“Young Joe Biden Was a Hottie.” A headline like that, which I came across this morning in the Harvard Crimson,  is hard to ignore. In fact, it introduces the “most read” story on the newspaper’s website. Click on the headline … Continue reading

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Would-be volunteer for youth writing program gets grumpy

Two minutes into the orientation, I doubted that I would be serving as a volunteer with this Sacramento nonprofit group, one devoted to improving the literacy skills of poor and at-risk young people. Thirty minutes later, after hearing details on … Continue reading

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