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Summit Public Schools continues contract negotiations with teacher union

Unite Summit Poster

By Evelyn Archibald Shasta Editor-in-Chief Summit Public Schools (SPS), a public charter system based primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, has yet to settle a complete first contract with Unite Summit, the SPS teachers’ union, after nearly two years of negotiations. Unite Summit(US), as a charter union, is also partnered with the California Teachers’ Association (CTA) and the National

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Summit Denali students question the effectiveness of the Summit model

By William Giblin, Vibhu Gogineni and Ariana Perez Staff Writers Summit Denali senior Julisa Ascencio recalls how Denali has prepared her for college while coming from a background where no one went to college.  However, in recent years, students at Summit Denali in Sunnyvale, Calif. have begun to question if the Summit model is properly preparing them for life after

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Bay Area schools fight student poverty with extra aid

By Ardan Bramall, Toli Gonodanov-Meydbray, Sean Quigley and Cayden Tsai   Staff Writers Summit Denali Education Specialist Dr. James Rozman saw a homeless elementary-school student’s attendance rise after the student developed bonds with her teachers. He saw this as evidence of the idea that creating connections with students could help treat student poverty. According to a study jointly conducted by

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America’s education system is stuck in place

By Donovan Pelton and Kazuma Posley Staff Writers Yumi Ando, an east-Asian studies major, stated many of the “East Asian studies books I read were still mostly written by American authors. We did not read very many native texts.“ Even the novels considered as “classics”, such as “1984”, “Fahrenheit 451”, “Nickel and Dimed”, “Great Gatsby”, even the “Iliad”, are all

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Union leaders and Denali students reflect on SPS reopening policies

By Keith Dinh and Angela Hwang Staff Editors Summit Denali reopened for in-person classes on April 1, following negotiations between the teachers’ union and the administration. The negotiations concluded on March 29 with the teachers being allowed to return voluntarily.  In March, students were given the option to return to in-person classes. Those who chose to go back remain in

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Overlooked American History: The Black Wall Street Massacre & I-Hotel Evictions

By Sarai Carpio-Au Staff Writer After reading about the horrific crimes of Christopher Columbus and the immensely unfair treatment to the Native Americans, American history has hidden so much. It’s hard to say there’s more hidden mass killings, the government forcing communities out of their homes, and violation of citizen’s basic human rights. As the government and the American school

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COVID-19 outbreak forces school shutdowns, affecting students’ education

By Mark Haiko and Angela Hwang Staff Editors Columbia Middle School (in Sunnyvale) eighth grader Logan Obrero said his annual seventh and eighth grade music class trips to Disneyland were canceled in early March due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which resulted in many disappointed students. Efforts were made to find alternate solutions, as the musicians need a goal for

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High school students not taught about the financial curriculum for adulting

By Ruby Balbuena and Taylor Vu Staff Writers High school students aren’t being taught about financial necessities. Summit Denali High School has offered adulting classes in the past, but it no longer does. In the past, many teenagers were taught about finances because it was easy to understand, but now the finance world has become a lot more complicated.  Well

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Summit Rainier now offers Ethnic Studies as a course

By Judy Ly Staff Writer  Summit Public Schools has been open for 15 years, and this is the first time the course Ethnic Studies has ever been offered at the Summit Public School: Rainier campus in Eastside San Jose.  Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary curriculum that teaches about other ethnicities’ significant social impact on U.S. history.  Here at Summit Rainier, we welcome

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