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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

San Miguel district cuts 5 days from school year to save money

For the second straight year, the San Miguel Joint Union School District will cut its academic year short by five days because of ongoing budget problems.

Nearly 100 teachers in Carlsbad, Encinitas could receive second layoff warning

District officials in Carlsbad and Encinitas plan to finalize layoff warnings this week for nearly 100 teachers. Most of the notices will go to teachers in the Carlsbad Unified School District, where officials expect to send out 74 of the notices before May 15.

Q & A: How teaching credentials are monitored

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing sets professional training standards, reviews applications and disciplines credential holders. Misconduct is handled by the agency's Committee of Credentials, aided by 30 staff members in the agency's Division of Professional Practices.

Teaching credentials denied, revoked for 1,475 in state

These are three of 97 educators from Orange County who either lost teaching credentials or were blocked from getting them over the past five years for crimes against students, as well as for a bevy of non-school-related crimes and other improper conduct deemed unbefitting an educator.

Sweetwater board member gets TRO against parent

An attorney paid by the Sweetwater schools has obtained a temporary restraining order to protect board member John McCann from one of the leaders of a recall effort against him.

Riverside school board votes 3-2 for layoffs

The Riverside Unified School District Board of Education voted 3-2 late Monday to send final layoff notices to 84 teachers for the 2012-13 school year, said Tim Martin, president of the Riverside City Teachers Association.

Azusa educator leaves four-decade legacy

Things are going to look and feel quite a bit different at Azusa Unified School District offices after July 1. That’s the day Superintendent Cynthia Cervantes McGuire will retire, ending a career in the district that began 37 years ago when she was hired as a teacher.

High achievers look for SBE waivers from Open Enrollment designation

Eleven high-performing schools have petitioned the California State Board of Education to be excused from the state’s list of ‘low achieving’ schools for the purposes of the Open Enrollment Act.

Fresno Unified challenges father's claims in special education case

Fresno Unified School District Superintendent Michael Hanson said he never told a special education student's parent that he would have the district pay his legal fees if he fired his attorney.

SF teachers set for strike vote amid budget woes

San Francisco teachers are set for a strike vote this week over the district's demands to cut $30 million from teachers' salaries and benefits over the next two years.

District may scrap plans to build school on fault line

A Los Gatos school district's decision to halt construction of a new elementary school over state geologists' safety concerns has inflamed a local mountain community and highlighted the difficulty of building schools in seismically vulnerable areas.

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