These Sacramento-area schools are low performers. Here’s why state kept list’s release low-key

More than 50 schools in the Sacramento region landed on the California Department of Education’s list of the state’s 781 poorest performing schools – published quietly last week for the first time in four years. States have to report the lowest-performing 5 percent of schools under federal law so that they can receive additional aid. But since the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act was replaced in 2015, local districts have a lot more control over how they use those funds to remedy low performance. Parents are no longer notified that…

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Russell Westbrook Climbs Up Career, Single-Season Lists With Latest Triple-Double

Russell Westbrook’s assault on the stat sheet continued Monday in Utah, where he lifted the Thunder to a 97-95 victory almost single-handed with his 22nd triple-double of the season. In addition to pulling down 10 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists, Westbrook scored 38 points, including the game-winning jumper with 1.4 seconds left. Westbrook’s latest triple-double moves him into a tie for fifth on both the single-season and career lists. ingle-season triple-doubles 1. 41, Oscar Robertson (1961-62) 2. 31, Wilt Chamberlain (1966-67) t3. 26, Robertson (1960-61, 1963-64) t5.22, Russell Westbrook…

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