Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Despite strong opposition from Trustee David Varela and the possibility of a split vote by a badly divided school board, Steve Lowder may be hired as soon as tonight as Stockton Unified's next superintendent.
School burglaries have increased in the north Stockton portion of Lodi Unified at an alarming rate, specifically at five elementary schools.
Furlough days, vacant positions and the possibility off layoffs are part of a tentative agreement on an employment contract reached recently between Lake Elsinore school district leaders and the union that represents its nearly 900 nonteaching employees.
Bonsall Union School District's long-sought attempt to become a unified district with its own high school could go before voters in November, and trustees took action to help make the potential transition smoother on Thursday.
The union representing teachers at the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District has reached an agreement with administrators to reduce an outstanding $8 million debt the district owes the teachers.
We appreciate that San Diego Unified is having a tough time because of the state’s revenue crisis. But the ends don’t justify the means.
State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson visited the Bay Area to deliver a message last week. Yes, schools need more money, but that's not why he was at the microphone on this occasion. He was telling anyone willing to listen that when the last bell of the school year rings, it shouldn't mark the end of students' education.
Responding to parent pressure after the disappearance of Sierra La Mar, the Morgan Hill Unified School District on Monday began notifying parents in the morning as well as evening if their children don't show up to school.
To accommodate one of the world’s greatest demographic melting pots, school districts throughout California struggle each week to translate thousands of home notices into scores of different languages.
As school districts across California struggle with budget cuts, some districts are cutting back on small schools known as continuation schools that have been a mainstay of high school instruction for more than half a century.
Supporters of early childhood education are praising a decision by Los Angeles Unified School District to keep a special kindergarten program for four-year-olds – even after Governor Brown had threatened to cut off the funding
Now that California school buses will be running for at least another year, why not let districts use them to make a little cash on the side – the side of the buses, that is. State Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff has introduced a bill to do just that.