Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The Ocean View School District is suing the city, saying the recently-approved environmental review of a proposed residential and commercial project would impact already-crowded schools and cost the district millions to accommodate the population growth.
The Assembly passed union-backed legislation Monday that would allow charter school petitions to be rejected if they negatively affect a school district's finances.
California’s plan was to slowly raise the starting age of students in kindergarten while creating a new grade for those children left ineligible because of their fall birthdays. But with a looming budget deficit, the state may take back the gift, potentially leaving school districts in San Diego County and elsewhere in the lurch.
The San Diego board of education on Tuesday is expected to vote on a preliminary spending plan that would shape budget talks through June when it must adopt a final budget for the 2012-13 school year.
A public-relations consultant paid $250 per hour by Sweetwater school district funds was compensated for gauging potential candidates’ interest in running for seats on the school board, an independent review by former U.S. Attorney Greg Vega has found.
An effort to have the Sweetwater school district pay up to $1.3 million in legal fees for current and former officials ran into trouble Tuesday as the idea lacked support from the community and the school board.
An ex-campus aide -- and former PTA president -- at a Chatsworth middle school has sued the Los Angeles school district for age, gender and racial discrimination.
In 1981, the California State Legislature launched the Foster Youth Services program to address the educational needs of foster children, putting California at the vanguard of a national movement to level the educational playing field for students in foster care. But dramatic changes to how K-12 education is funded in Governor Jerry Brown’s latest proposed budget threaten this program.
The state Assembly Monday on a 45-28 vote approved Assemblyman Tony Mendoza's bill that would make to make it easier for school districts to turn down charter schools.
The California Teachers Association officially agreed Sunday to back Gov. Jerry Brown's multibillion-dollar tax plan, which should provide the governor hefty financial support for his fall campaign.
California is one of only two states to receive an "A" for meeting science education standards, according to a national report being released today.
Novato school officials met with members of the district's teacher union Monday in a closed-session, 11th-hour effort to resolve an ongoing dispute over teacher salaries. The last contract for Novato teachers expired in 2009.