The Californian

District figures show that the number of high school and middle school students who earned a F or D in English skyrocketed last fall, compared to the first semester of the 2019-20 school year.

Number of students failing English, math soars with remote learning

High school students failing English jumped 124% during online school last fall
Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Too much screen time and a greater difficulty to focus during class aren’t the only problems that have arisen with online learning. The fast growing number of failing students in key academic classes...

Junior Julianna Ho displays some of the rings she's been selling for her new jewelry business, Julianna's Jewelry.

Julianna Ho’s jewelry business a shining success

Cal High junior makes rings and donates 75% of her profits to ACS and other organizations
Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Jewelry is a complicated business, and one that not many students get involved with. Despite this, people in the San Ramon area get to witness the start of a new local jewelry business from a Cal High...

The classic novels “Of Mice and Men” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” - displayed here in Cal High's library - have the attention of some students, who are pushing for the district to remove them from the freshmen required reading list because they include offensive racial slurs such as the N-word and are deemed by some to be too discriminating.

Students call for better representation in English curriculum

Increased awareness to racial injustice spotlights derogatory terms in required books
Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer November 6, 2020

Black Lives Matter is a movement that many people have heard of, but not many are aware of the effect this could have on the English curriculum.  Students from the district’s four high schools...

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