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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fruitvale chooses two furlough days

Fruitvale School District teachers, administrators and classified staff have finalized dates to take two furlough days to cope with state budget cuts.

Health care education options rise with need

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."

Class sizes a major concern for Monterey Peninsula USD parents, teachers

Parents and teachers of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District want smaller class sizes, better communication with administrators and a revamped grading system.

San Bernardino school board cuts $22 million

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.

Orange schools trustee put on leave from job

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.

LAUSD substitute thrice accused of abuse moved to another district

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.

Bond measure to modernize Antioch High School to go before voters

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.

Supt. Deasy orders new look at L.A.'s teacher misconduct reports

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.

Fensterwald: Torlakson, Brown differ on mandates

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.

Some Sacramento-area schools add dinner to the curriculum

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.

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