Bob Baker talks to his Advanced Placement physics students on the first day of class at El Camino High School on Thursday, August 16, 2012. El Camino students passed two-thirds of their tests in 2015-16, but students at other Sacramento-area schools passed less than 25 percent.
Bob Baker talks to his Advanced Placement physics students on the first day of class at El Camino High School on Thursday, August 16, 2012. El Camino students passed two-thirds of their tests in 2015-16, but students at other Sacramento-area schools passed less than 25 percent. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Bob Baker talks to his Advanced Placement physics students on the first day of class at El Camino High School on Thursday, August 16, 2012. El Camino students passed two-thirds of their tests in 2015-16, but students at other Sacramento-area schools passed less than 25 percent. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com

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