Education

The Public Eye

Substitutes flock to Folsom schools. Rancho Cordova? Not as much

For the third straight year, Folsom Cordova has tried to entice teachers to work in Rancho Cordova by offering higher pay. Last month, district trustees boosted that daily rate to the highest level ever – $140 in Rancho Cordova schools, compared with $115 for working in Folsom.

Capitol Alert

It’s called Bird Song, but it’s not about flying animals

The tradition of Bird Song uses music and dance to tell the story of Cahuilla Creation – the beginning of life – for the Cahuilla Indians, an indigenous tribe of the Southern California desert. Today, many native people grow up speaking English or Spanish, so few know the original Cahuilla language. A small class on the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian reservation is working to bring Bird Song to new generations.

Capitol Alert

Michelle Rhee says she won’t pursue Trump education secretary job

Squashing speculation that she could become America’s top schools official, Sacramento first lady Michelle Rhee said on Tuesday she has no interest in being President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of education. In a statement posted to Twitter, Rhee said “I am not pursuing a position with the Administration.” The disavowal came just days after Rhee, a strong backer of charter schools, joined the procession of potential appointees meeting with Trump in New Jersey.

Videos

Professor uses art to get elementary school students excited about becoming teachers

American River College professor Rodney Mott visits Del Paso Heights to excite students about art and teaching.
Diana Lambert The Sacramento Bee
Professor uses art to get elementary school students excited about becoming teachers 1:11

Professor uses art to get elementary school students excited about becoming teachers

Is it right for a high school teacher to talk politics? 0:55

Is it right for a high school teacher to talk politics?

Sacramento State professors have impromptu faceoff over criminal justice ideas 2:35

Sacramento State professors have impromptu faceoff over criminal justice ideas

Sac State President Robert Nelsen makes good on football bet with Fresno State chief 2:52

Sac State President Robert Nelsen makes good on football bet with Fresno State chief