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High lead levels found at Sac State hall; workers tested

Workers last month found elevated levels of lead in a machine shop at Sacramento State University that houses engineering and computer science classes. Additional samples revealed high levels of lead in six student labs. Faculty, staff and student employees who have worked in Santa Clara Hall recently are being tested for lead poisoning.

Education

What time does school get out? It depends on the day

In the Sacramento City Unified School District, 43,000 students returning Sept. 1 will spend extra time in class four days a week in exchange for leaving early on Thursdays. The new schedule gives teachers an hour after school to collaborate each week, an approach that districts around the region have begun embracing in recent years.

Education

UC Davis battles hunger on campus

There is a misconception that students attending UC campuses aren’t in need of financial assistance. Forty-two percent of UC students receive Pell Grants – federal financial aid for students from low-income families – and more than half of UC students pay no tuition because of financial aid. But financial aid doesn’t cover all costs, especially those associated with food and shelter.

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Sacramento State head Robert Nelsen asks students to graduate in four years

Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen used his second fall address Thursday to emphasize his drive to get students to graduate within four years, a benchmark that very few at the school have accomplished in recent years.
Diana Lambert The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento State head Robert Nelsen asks students to graduate in four years 0:42

Sacramento State head Robert Nelsen asks students to graduate in four years

California teachers' union protests its employer 1:02

California teachers' union protests its employer

Kids get free haircuts before heading back to school 1:05

Kids get free haircuts before heading back to school

Sacramento woman reacts to $3.1 million court judgment in her favor 1:05

Sacramento woman reacts to $3.1 million court judgment in her favor