By Loretta Kalb
You may have noticed my new smiling mug at the top of this page. I'm Loretta Kalb, and this week I'm joining Diana Lambert in bringing you stories, vignettes, highlights and, yes, lowlights of Sacramento's education scene.
While my coverage often will cross district boundaries and extend to education trends, school financing and policy, much of my focus will be on three school districts: Sacramento City Unified School District, Folsom Cordova Unified School District and San Juan Unified School District. Diana and I will be a tag team of sorts, handing off stories to one another from our respective beats where necessary and collaborating to expand our coverage where possible.
This is a new venue for my reporting, but it's not a new approach. For the last eight years, I've been writing about the operations of regional governments and special districts. That has included every facet of public operations - from pensions, bond financing, furloughs, labor contracts and unfunded deficits to growth, development, politics, policy and personalities.
As I start this new (ad)venture in coverage, I hope to hear from you, Bee readers, about what is going on in your schools and in your students' lives. And, always, to hear your feedback on what you read in this space - good, bad or indifferent.