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Interim UCD chancellor seeks to inspire more civil discourse

Interim UC Davis Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter launched the fall semester Tuesday during the fall convocation in the Mondavi Center. His remarks were the stepping off point for videos, student performances and a keynote address by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye about the need for a higher level of civil discourse and response to conflict.

Education

Yuba City teachers vote to end strike after 7-day standoff

Yuba City teachers voted to end their strike after seven school days on the picket line. Teachers had mixed reactions to the negotiated settlement. “Is it everything we wanted? No – but it ends this strike and gets us back into our classrooms so we can be with our students,” Luetgens and YCTA bargaining chairman Steve Jennings said in a statement. “This is the best deal we could negotiate. For now.”

Education

New catalyst for bilingual education on November ballot

California voters will decide Proposition 58, which would remove curbs on non-English language instruction, do away with the waivers, and require districts to consult with parents in creating language programs. Supporters say if the measure passes, parents will be empowered to help shape language education.

Education

Sacramento region has 63 National Merit Scholar semifinalists

Sixty-three students in the four-county Sacramento region were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists this week, placing them well within the top 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors. Students qualified by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last year as juniors.

Videos

Davis High students get meals from a food truck

Davis Senior High offers school lunches kicked up a notch from a food truck.
Loretta Kalb The Sacramento Bee
Davis High students get meals from a food truck 0:40

Davis High students get meals from a food truck

Bomb squad called to McClatchy High, campus evacuated 0:44

Bomb squad called to McClatchy High, campus evacuated

Yuba City teachers vote to end strike after 7-day standoff 0:52

Yuba City teachers vote to end strike after 7-day standoff

Educator stresses importance of parents being part of school, student success 0:51

Educator stresses importance of parents being part of school, student success