State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces New Guidance on Grading and Graduation for Seniors

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today that the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California State Board of Education (SBE) have issued new guidance on graduation requirements and grading for seniors. The guidance is based on… Continue Reading


Modern-Day Johnny Appleseeds Coming to Shasta County

This September, Common Vision, the traveling tree-planting troupe famous for turning city schoolyards into urban orchards is going rural on a special fall tour that will plant hundreds of fruit trees in Mendocino County, Shasta County, Nevada City, and Chico.… Continue Reading


End the Guilt: Go See Dave Alvin & the Women

What: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women perform in a benefit concert for Redding School District’s music program and public television station KIXE. When: Wednesday (Sept. 29), 7:30 p.m. Throughout the history of humankind, one of our species’ peculiar strengths is… Continue Reading


Educators Rally Against Cuts

Anderson High School teacher Jeff Carr boiled it down to a simple resonating sentiment: “The cuts must stop!” Carr described the fiscal storm brewing in Sacramento that threatens to further damage public education across the state and certainly impact the… Continue Reading