Thursday, February 23, 2012
Fruitvale School District teachers, administrators and classified staff have finalized dates to take two furlough days to cope with state budget cuts.
On any given day at Stockton Unified's Health Careers Academy, high school students wearing medical scrubs study topics such as "health care delivery systems," "history of health care" and "legal and ethical responsibilities."
Parents and teachers of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District want smaller class sizes, better communication with administrators and a revamped grading system.
Board members' attempts to shield students and employees from more than $22 million in cuts approved Tuesday night were so intricate that San Bernardino City Unified School District staffers weren't sure until late Wednesday exactly what had been cut.
An Orange Unified School District trustee who has been on paid leave from his job as police chief of a Riverside County community college for two months will not have his contract renewed.
The substitute teacher quit after the third inquiry and started working in Inglewood schools. Police later found video of him molesting a girl in that district; he was charged, but he fled and is at large.
Voters in an older part of Antioch will be asked this June if they want to support a bond measure to modernize Antioch High School. After some questions about the timing of construction and costs to residents, Antioch trustees unanimously agreed to place the $59.5 million general obligation bond on the ballot.
L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy has ordered his staff to submit or re-submit reports to the state credentialing commission on hundreds of teachers accused of misconduct over the last four years.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has taken issue with Gov. Brown’s plan to eliminate half of K-12 mandates this year and to fund the remaining half through a block grant.
For years, schools have provided breakfast and lunch to low-income students, and now many are adding dinner to the menu – including Union House, an elementary school near Mack Road and Franklin Boulevard in the Elk Grove Unified School District.