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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Energy-sniffing employees help school district eliminate waste

As Greg Page makes his way through the campuses of the Temecula school district, his eyes and ears are always open. Is that glow coming from an appliance that should be unplugged? Is that buzz from a radio that wasn't turned off?

Parents and employees show their support for Head Start

In an effort to change the narrative about Head Start, about 80 parents and workers of the federal program showed up en mass Wednesday at the regular meeting of the Monterey County Board of Education to support the program and its administrators.

CORAL Academy charter rejected again

Monterey County's top education officials on Wednesday rejected for the second time a petition to allow CORAL Academy charter school to open.

Council panel reviewing LAUSD district maps

A City Council committee on Wednesday began looking into new proposed maps for Los Angeles Unified school board districts, delving into criticisms over last-minute changes and splitting up of feeder schools.

Pomona school board approves plan to close most of the grades at Pueblo School

The Board of Education has voted to curtail pre-kindergarten to sixth grades at Pueblo School, but allow its seventh and eighth grade program to continue operating. The closure will be implemented at the end of this academic year.

Few school districts are releasing teacher rankings

The New York City Department of Educationís release earlier this year of teacher performance ratings has become the latest focal point in the debate about how to measure teaching abilities and whether that information should be public.

Fate of American Indian Charter School II debated

A high-achieving Oakland charter school under investigation for fraud and mismanagement will remain open but be required to clean up lapses in financial and administrative oversight, the city school board decided Wednesday in a 4-3 vote.

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