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Monday, May 7, 2012

Two Stockton USD schools to go full service

Children will have the chance to stay long after school closes to participate in homework clubs or recreational activities. Parents will turn out to study English, take nutrition classes and receive dental services.

Schools preparing for new teaching standards

How are local school districts preparing for a new set of teaching strategies and tests that will start in 2014?

Humboldt school districts update bullying policies

Humboldt County educators will be updating their anti-bullying policies in anticipation of three new state laws, two of which go into effect this summer.

Desert Sands Unified School District hopes new hires will save money

Desert Sands Unified School District has created two positions charged with improving energy efficiency to save the district money.

California now into fourth year of teacher layoffs

School districts sent out 20,000 warning notices in March -- the fourth consecutive year of mass cuts due to continued state funding shortfalls, but if the past three years are anything to go by, roughly a quarter of those teachers will actually lose their jobs.

Court ruling could expel high-achieving charter school

A court ruling has invalidated the lease of a high-performing charter school in Glassell Park, threatening it with closure when the school year ends in June.

Former Miramonte students' lawsuit accuses LAUSD of negligence

The Los Angeles Unified School District was named in a negligence lawsuit filed this week on behalf of 20 former Miramonte Elementary School students who say they were victims of sexual abuse by a former teacher at the school.

In controversial move, LAUSD's Deasy wants to raise high-school graduation requirements

Superintendent John Deasy is now poised to launch the next big piece in his model for reforming the Los Angeles Unified School District, a controversial move that would toughen the curriculum and grading scale to make every high school graduate eligible for entry to a state university.

Brown’s weighed funding for schools up for review, revision

With only a week to go before release of the revised May budget, there are storm signs ahead for Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal for restructuring school finance and perhaps a signal in response from the administration.

Fensterwald: ‘Getting Down to Facts’ revisited

The principal author and other contributors to the massive research project on California education known as Getting Down to Facts are marking the fifth anniversary of its release by examining its impact and discussing what still needs to be done. Clearly, a lot.

LAUSD charter elementary with low test scores gets a reprieve

Academia Semillas del Pueblo, a Los Angeles Unified School District elementary charter school in El Sereno, teaches in three languages and has ambitious goals, but it narrowly escaped closure recently because of low test scores.

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