A.V. Benford is a Report For America Corp Member and an Education Reporter for CapRadio News and The Sacramento Observer.
October 15, 2021
The state superintendent, other officials look at challenges, solutions to creating equity for all students and families.
September 21, 2021
A small band of activists gathered outside the offices of the Elk Grove Unified School District on Sept. 13 to demand the immediate reinstatement of a Black female student-athlete facing expulsion.
A Natomas Teacher Wanted To Make Students ‘Revolutionaries.’ Here’s How The School Superintendent And Community Responded.
September 10, 2021
A Natomas school board meeting erupted in hot emotion and was shut down abruptly by Superintendent Chris Evans last week. This came after what he says were numerous online threats leveled at staff, the board and their families.
July 15, 2021
A Sacramento City school teacher was recorded using racial slurs in the classroom. But one question from organizers still lingers: In a district that has mandatory anti-bias training for teachers, how could this incident happen?
Sacramento Spanish Teacher Recorded Allegedly Using Racial Slurs In Class. Now, Community Organizers Are Demanding She Be Fired
July 2, 2021
Students and organizers at a Thursday protest demanded the immediate removal of Kit Carson International Academy Spanish teacher Kathrine Sanders after she was recorded allegedly using the n-word and defending her use of it.