Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Kern High School District's board on Monday night approved a "permissive law" that will give students flexibility to complete graduation requirements -- over the objection of several KHSD art teachers. The law, Assembly Bill 1330, would allow students starting next school year to use career technical education courses toward graduation requirements in the place of a fine arts or foreign language course.
It took longer than either side would have liked, but the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District board finalized a contract agreement Tuesday night with its teachers.
Stockton Unified School District's search to replace soon-to-retire Superintendent Carl Toliver entered a new phase Tuesday night as trustees voted to conduct interviews later this month with five of the candidates who applied for the position.
Calaveras Unified School District trustees reluctantly voted Tuesday night to send layoff notices to eight elementary school teachers.
A teacher charged with sexually abusing four children in LAUSD's unfolding misconduct scandal had been prosecuted 15 years earlier for molesting a young neighbor, but he was allowed to return to the classroom after the trial ended in a hung jury, according to documents and interviews.
Clad in black, a couple hundred Temecula teachers converged on the school district governing board's meeting Tuesday, concerned about potential salary reductions.
The Encinitas Union School District will send layoff warning notices to 36 teachers, the district's board decided late Tuesday.
From the elimination of high school sports to the loss of librarians, everything is on the table for possible budget cuts in the Long Beach Unified School District this year.
The equivalent of at least six teachers will receive preliminary layoff notices next week. The Galt Joint Union High School District narrowly approved the action at a special meeting Friday, with a 3-2 vote.
More than 80 employees in Desert Sands Unified School District will receive notice that their jobs may be eliminated, the district's board voted Tuesday.
For the fourth time in five years, Davis voters on Tuesday approved a school parcel tax to make up for state funding cuts and to avoid reductions in programs and teaching staff.
The San Diego school board unanimously voted to issue nearly 1,700 teacher layoff warnings Tuesday, paving the way for a massive personnel cut - and spike in class size districtwide - that officials warned would become official without union concessions.
Modesto City Schools announced Tuesday evening it will propose massive layoffs in its child development programs as well as laying off up to 15 teachers, one nurse and three counselors from elementary and high schools.
Two San Fernando Valley school board members are calling for aggressive action in creating a comprehensive tracking and notification system in misconduct cases and crafting tougher laws for disciplining offenders.
To accommodate a growing population in the Bay Point area, the Mt. Diablo school district is considering reconfiguring existing campuses and building a new school in Pittsburg.
I’m looking for the old Jerry Brown – the spiritualist, the philosopher – because that’s the Jerry Brown I want to address my question to. My question then, is, “Why do you think we need these standards?” “
In nine out of California’s ten largest school districts African American and Hispanic students are suspended and expelled at rates far exceeding their numbers, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
The percentage of California educators reaching retirement age is rising rapidly, while the number of newly credentialed teachers has decreased for the seventh year in a row, new reports show.
The district has no record of whether it investigated earlier molestation allegations against Paul Chapel, who is charged with 16 counts of lewd acts and sexual abuse.