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Monday, September 17, 2012

Troubled New Millennium charter school keeps getting second chances

The school had opened in 1999 with the goal of providing a "last chance" for students on the verge of dropping out. Instead, by Fresno Unified's own reckoning, New Millennium was failing to meet the most basic education standards.

Decision on Sweetwater superintendent awaited

It may be more than a week before a clamoring community learns whether Sweetwater Union High School District’s interim Superintendent Edward Brand stays or goes. A decision on the leadership of the district may be made at the regular board meeting Sept. 24, according to Sweetwater spokesman Manuel Rubio.

Energy Education Inc. settlement costs Sacramento school district $700,000-plus

A company that sells an energy savings program to schools will end up costing the Sacramento City Unified district more than $700,000 in a settlement and legal fees stemming from a lawsuit.

Slim chance for teachers strike in L.A., officials say

After a five-day teachers strike in Chicago, Los Angeles Unified and union officials underscore the differences between the districts, though the role of student test scores in evaluations is an issue in both.

Hundreds of LAUSD counselors make home visits in attempt to get truant students back in school

On Friday, attendance counselor Megan Brown joined 760 other counselors and community volunteers during Los Angeles Unified's fourth annual Student Recovery Day. Throughout the morning, they made phone calls and knocked on the doors of thousands of dropouts and chronic truants in a concerted effort to get them back in school.

City, LAUSD agree on solutions to parking crunch near Porter Ranch campus

Los Angeles transportation and school district officials agreed Friday to take immediate steps to solving a parking crunch near the new Porter Ranch Community School while studying long-term solutions to the problem.

Some Sacramento-area school bonds have long-term, pricey payments

Across Sacramento and the state, school districts have issued a flurry of "capital appreciation" bonds to keep construction projects going even as property tax revenue falls. It's a borrow-now/pay-later approach that relies on today's students – and their children – for tomorrow's payments

'Deferred action' program puts strain on L.A. Unified

School district is being inundated with requests for documents by thousands of illegal immigrants seeking to apply for Obama's "deferred action" program.

Matier and Ross: Gov. Brown's tax bid will be final try

Win or lose, Gov. Jerry Brown says his ballot bid to raise the state sales tax for everyone and wealthy people's income taxes will be the last time he pitches such a plan to the voters.

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