Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Camarillo Superintendent Luis Villegas plans to retire at the end of the school year, and officials have named a district director to step in as interim chief.
Another charter school is coming to Stockton, this one established by the group that butted heads in recent months with Stockton Unified over control of Stockton Early College Academy.
The Del Mar Union School District board of trustees voted 3-2 Wednesday to survey residents to gauge how much support a ballot initiate would receive.
Over the past couple of years, educators at Palmquist Elementary School have been working to boost lessons related to math, science and the environment. This week, the Oceanside Unified School District Board of Trustees recognized the effort by designating the school as a science, technology, engineering, math and environment magnet program.
Teachers are not feeling the love these days. Budget cuts have not only affected their salaries, but also increased their workload, along with the number of students they have in their classrooms. As budgets have shrunk, so have funds for supplies and professional development.
In a final round of budget cuts, the Long Beach Unified Board of Education Tuesday will consider eliminating its Head Start preschool program beginning in the 2013-2014 school year.
Anaheim City School District Superintendent Jose Banda has been chosen as the new chief for Seattle Public Schools, officials said Monday. Banda will head to the 47,000-student district in the Pacific Northwest July 1, pending the ratification of his contract later this week by the Seattle School Board.
The Upland Unified school board has sent out layoff notices to seven bus drivers and reduced the hours for an additional eight bus drivers as it continues to consider cuts to transportation.
Plumas Unified School District Superintendent Glenn Harris, who worked his last day Monday, will receive $140,460 over the next year as part of a separation agreement the school board released Friday.
Trustees with Southern Humboldt Joint Unified School District will be searching for a new superintendent this summer after current superintendent Jim Stewart submitted his resignation to the board on Thursday.
Del Mar Union School District Superintendent James Peabody has announced his retirement from the 4,300-student district. The news, shared last week during a school board meeting, comes about a year after the districtís trustees renewed his contract through 2014. He will leave June 30.
Despite all the discourse surrounding education issues, the contest for three seats on the school board has hardly generated a rush of would-be trustees clamoring to fix the San Diego Unified School District.
The Butte County Board of Education on Monday unanimously appointed a longtime Sacramento educator to fill in as interim Superintendent of Schools.
Budget cuts are threatening adult education and classes for those who speak English as a second language. Even for the sake of boosting the worker tax base, the Los Angeles Unified School District shouldn't turn its back on more than a quarter-million students who value education and attend school of their own volition.
Two dozen elementary and middle schools in the San Fernando Valley want to become affiliated charters, giving them more flexibility - and, potentially, more money - while remaining part of LAUSD.
As Manhattan Beach school officials consider expanding a celebrated program to embed iPad technology in the classroom, the district has a skeptical participant in the teachers union, whose members haven't received a raise in five years.
There is widespread support for local taxation to benefit local schools with local control. Today, communities cannot exercise that political will, because Prop 13 set the passage threshold for local revenue measures at two-thirds, a threshold higher than a Senate filibuster. If Sacramento lowers the barriers, restoring to local communities the power to tax themselves in support of local schools, Californiaís local voters will happily take action.
The first of four professional development programs intended to help teachers bring the common core standards into California classrooms is set for release in July, state officials said Monday.
Despite occasional interference by the Legislature, the system of fiscal oversight over districts by county offices of education has worked, the Legislative Analystís Office has concluded.
Citing concerns about the handling of admissions, expulsions, finances and claims of racial bias, the Los Angeles Unified board will take the first steps Tuesday to regain control of Birmingham Charter High.