- A recent new round of heavy rain and snow wasn’t enough to significantly improve the state’s water storage levels. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the greater Lake Tahoe region above 1,000 feet. Researchers at the UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab say they got nearly another 5 feet of snow over the past 24-hours and one to 2 feet more are expected to fall later today and Wednesday. More fresh powder is in the forecast for December. The Central Sierra is now at 158% of average for snowfall for this time of year.
- Many school districts in the Sacramento area continue to struggle with an ongoing teacher shortage. Educators say it's due to a number of factors. One is the 2008 recession that saw significant layoffs in many districts. After 2008, the number of people seeking teaching degrees declined as the profession was seen as unstable. Another factor is the pandemic, which has led to more early retirements. Also, pay and health benefits are being chipped away to the point where teachers can't make ends meet. Districts are hiring more substitute teachers, but many frustrated parents complain that their children are falling behind because of the shortage.
- The California State University system is poised to eliminate the SAT and ACT from its admissions requirements. The CSU Board of Trustees will vote on whether to end the requirement next March.
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