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Big Creek Has Essential Workers, a Closed School, and No Child Care Center for Kids

Big Creek, population 188, is in essence a Southern California-Edison company town — one where parents live with their children year-round. The parents run the region's massive hydroelectric project that generates one-sixth of all the hydropower produced in California, or about 4 million megawatt-hours per year. These are the folks...

Fresno Unified Must Make Special Ed a Priority. Not an Afterthought.

Even before Bob Nelson took over as Fresno Unified superintendent, he had to know that the district's efforts to educate students with disabilities were coming up short. The many lawsuits against the district filed by families of special education students and the voices expressing frustration at board meetings were ample...