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Monday, October 8, 2012

San Diego school property sale brings $36 million in bids

Top bids for two old campuses and nearly seven acres of land for sale in the San Diego Unified School District have come in $13 million over the asking price.

Sacramento Unified asks voters to approve two school bonds

The Sacramento City Unified School District is asking voters to approve two school bonds totaling $414 million to address a host of construction projects as well as health and safety issues.

Novato charter school plan sparks debate

As proponents of a new charter school in Novato prepare to file paperwork with the school district, a group of parents has organized in opposition, saying the charter would siphon funds from other schools.

Schools urged to use up technology vouchers

About $66 million, including $10 million for LAUSD, remains from a state antitrust settlement with Microsoft, and officials want districts to use the vouchers before they expire during 2013.

Teacher evaluation resolution pulled from LAUSD agenda

School board member Steve Zimmer has pulled his controversial resolution on teacher evaluations from Tuesday's board agenda because of concerns it could interfere with sensitive negotiations between the district and its teachers' union.

Anonymous cash donation allows Union City high school library to reopen

A Bay Area resident has donated $60,000 to James Logan High, allowing the school to reopen its library to students for all periods. But there is one condition: The donor's identity must remain anonymous -- a request that the cash-strapped New Haven Unified School District was glad to honor.

LAUSD moves up deadline for magnet schools

The school system has 172 magnet programs that enroll just over 59,000 students. Last year, more than 25,000 students failed to get into their chosen program and landed on a waiting list.

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