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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Much review expected before new Camarillo high school opens

The Oxnard Union High School District will open a new Camarillo high school in fall 2015, according to plans presented to the Camarillo City Council Wednesday night.

$48 million solar bond considered

Lincoln Unified is considering placing a bond measure of up to $48 million before voters as soon as June, the money targeted to install solar energy equipment, improve technology available to students and upgrade classrooms.

All-male program awaits Stockton USD board nod

Superintendent Carl Toliver and other Stockton Unified officials proposed Tuesday to address the behavioral and academic concerns of the district's male students by establishing all-male classes at four K-8s and an all-male after-school program at Cesar Chavez High School.

Schools ponder effects of budget

School districts are begging to digest what Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal means, and it's not very encouraging.

Disabled student barred from baseball team sues Chino Valley Unified School District

A disabled student has filed a lawsuit against the Chino Valley Unified School District alleging that he's been barred from Ayala High School's baseball program due to his disabilities.

Fresno Unified tries to avoid layoffs in '12-13 budget

Fresno Unified plans to avoid layoffs next school year and expand transitional kindergarten to all elementary schools over the next two years, district officials said Wednesday.

She searched for the teacher who helped shape her life

After 48 years, Santa Ana Unified School District Superintendent Thelma Melendez reunites with her kindergarten teacher, Marilyn Silverman. Melendez attributes her success to Silverman and had been searching for her for years.

Budget burnout blamed for apathy over Sacramento City Unified's approval of school budget cuts

Sacramento City Unified School District trustees have approved $28 million in budget cuts that call for hundreds of employee layoffs, increasing class sizes and eliminating sports and extracurricular activities.

Teachers union challenges budget figures, process

The San Diego teachers union has called on the city school district to stop the “annual roller coaster cycle” of layoff notices that are based on worst-case budget scenarios and state deadlines requiring teachers to get ample warning if their jobs are in jeopardy.

New staff greets students at Los Angeles school

An entirely new staff of teachers will greet students Thursday at an elementary school rocked last week by the arrests of two longtime teachers on lewdness charges.

Golrick: Focus on developing good teachers, not simply measuring them

Amid the current flurry of state policy reform activity around teaching, I’ve been thinking about what’s missing. My conclusion: A focus on teachers as learners.

Future of transitional kindergarten uncertain

There finally appears to be some agreement in Sacramento about funding for transitional kindergarten, but whether schools implement it this fall is still a big question.

L.A. Unified faces hefty costs from Miramonte School scandal

With two Miramonte teachers accused of lewd acts on students, the district faces potential legal liability that could run into the millions of dollars. In addition, the district is paying the old staff and a replacement staff.

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