Issue: August 12, 2010

Buses and backpacks

It’s that time of year again when the buses get fueled up, ready to take eager children to school. And that means it’s time for the CN&R’s annual Back to School issue, the K-12 edition. In our feature story this week, contributor Leslie Layton investigates the effect charter schools are having on the Chico Unified School District. But that’s not all. We also take a look at how diabetic kids get treatment while on campus; how the Boys & Girls Club is faring minus a collaboration with CUSD; a teacher who wears two distinctively different hats; and the district’s brand-spanking-new performing arts center.

Tune in next week when we roll out the red carpet for college students, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite local businesses in our Best of Chico contest—you could win a scooter! And there are a few weeks left to complete our Summer Challenge, so check out the criteria and check off those activities.

Until next time,

Meredith Cooper, managing editor