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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Piece by piece: New classrooms for Paso High

Construction workers are simultaneously completing the first stage and beginning work on the second of a $20 million upgrade at Paso Robles High School.

San Marcos High reopens in interim campus

Students and teachers at San Marcos High School moved into an interim campus Monday morning as workers prepared to demolish their old school buildings.

Northern Humboldt school district violates Brown Act

The Northern Humboldt Union High School board of trustees will correct a violation of the state's open meeting law after members interviewed candidates for a vacant board seat at an unpublicized meeting on Dec. 1.

Brown seeks to ease mandates on schools

Shrinking state funding is not the only budget headache San Diego school officials blame on Sacramento. For many educators, it’s also being told where to spend large amounts of the money they do get. But if Gov. Jerry Brown has his way, they will get more flexibility.

Livermore school district recommends denial of charter school petition

The Livermore school district's staff is recommending the school board reject an application from Tri-Valley Learning Corporation to open a new K-8 charter school next fall.

Mt. Diablo school district seeks forgiveness for failing to meet grant requirements

The Mt. Diablo school board on Monday unanimously approved a waiver application asking the state to forgive it for failing to meet class size requirements so that it can continue receiving more than $1.5 million a year through the Quality Education Investment Act. The state Board of Education expects to vote on the application in March or May.

LAUSD to consider wider options for school choice

Faced with increasing competition for district students, the Los Angeles Unified school board will consider proposals that would dismantle the tradition of neighborhood schools and let parents send children to the campus of their choice.

Gay history lessons required by new California law will be slow to arrive

A controversial state law approved last July amid heated debate isn't likely to affect California classrooms any time soon.

Opposition to Brown proposal to postpone transitional kindergarten grows

Child care advocates and leading educators are vigorously protesting the proposal in Governor Brown’s January budget to postpone, perhaps indefinitely, “transitional kindergarten” for 4-year-olds due to go into effect this fall.

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