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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Defense wants Dumanis off Sweetwater case

An attorney defending Sweetwater school board member Arlie Ricasa against allegations of bribery and corruption requested Monday that San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis be removed from the case.

Unusual partnership offers students birth control

The Los Angeles Unified School District and Planned Parenthood collaborate on a clinic at Roosevelt High, which is in an area with a disproportionately high number of teenage mothers.

Lodi Unified School District board to hire new principals

The Lodi Unified School District board of trustees will meet tonight for their first meeting of the summer break from school. On the agenda is appointing new elementary school principals.

Dormant school construction projects face closer scrutiny

State regulators overseeing school construction money are set to take a closer look this month at a list of idle projects that may no longer be viable and are occupying millions in bond authority that might be put to better use elsewhere.

Monterey schools administrator Kari Yeater to lead North County district

Yeater, described by her peers as a great leader, has just been named superintendent for the North Monterey County Unified School District.

Election politics sideline budget talks, at least for now

With so many lawmakers preoccupied with today’s June primary, budget deliberations in the Capitol in advance of next week’s constitutional deadline have come to a halt – despite a number of major issues unresolved, especially education funding.

Fensterwald: Estimating Common Core costs

The adoption of the Common Core standards comes at tough time for districts that have cut teacher training days and textbook purchases to stave off further layoffs. But a new study for the Fordham Institute co-authored by a University of San Francisco political science professor concludes that the transition to the new standards in the next few years need not be onerous.

Pomona Unified teacher set for trial on accusation of sexual relationship with 14-year-old girl

The Pomona Unified School District has had six documented cases of teacher misconduct over the last five years, including one that is set to go to trial in June.

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