Wednesday, October 7, 2015     Volume: 16, Issue: 30

Weekly Poll
How are you preparing for a possible super El Niño?

I’m gathering sandbags right now.
I’ve stocked up emergency supplies, just in case.
There won’t be an El Niño.
I’ve got my surfboard ready.

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ 2015 report on truancy and absenteeism, In School + On Track, states that 83 percent of students chronically absent in kindergarten and first grade are unable to read on-level by third grade. Even more staggering, the report adds, is the fact that students who cannot read on-level in third grade are 400 percent more likely to drop out than kids who can. This September mark... [ Read More ]