Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Ninth grade will no longer be offered at Lodi's Henderson Community Day School, a move that has some parents worried their teens will slip through the cracks during their freshman year of high school.
Dina Holder's special-education class at Loma Vista Elementary School had been spiraling out of control for months before she kicked a 5-year-old autistic boy for refusing to go to circle time.
Fresh on the heels of having saved – at least for now – California’s public education system through passage of his Proposition 30, Governor Jerry Brown is rededicating himself to the task of tearing down and redesigning the twisted maze that currently serves as the K-12 funding system. This is a wonderful goal, but enthusiasm for the general concept may unfortunately be blinding proponents to the specific, significant flaws in the administration’s proposal.
A collaborative of California school districts known as the California Office to Reform Education, or CORE, plans to move forward with its application for a waiver from the most severe provisions of No Child Left Behind by the end of the month, the next deadline for states to apply.
The Murrieta Valley High School school resource officer program includes four Murrieta officers and a corporal who patrol 18 schools in the district, at every level from elementary to high school. The school resource officers, or SROs, in the Murrieta schools are supervised by a sergeant and supported by a juvenile crimes investigator.
The family of a 12-year-old boy arrested over the weekend on suspicion of threatening to carry out a mass shooting at his Poway school apologized Monday for the threat and said the boy had no intention or ability to carry it out.
Trying to reduce redshirting, a practice from college athletics, in kindergarten, one elementary school district is intervening in the parental decision of when a child is ready to start school.
The Coalition for School Reform has raised more than $1.5 million, mostly from a small group of wealthy donors who helped fund past campaigns. Separate campaigns are being paid for by unions.
Later this week the board of the California State Teachers Retirement System, or CalSTRS, will forward to the Legislature a report laying out options for raising higher contributions into the pension system to ensure its long-term viability.