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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Newspaper controversy puts Bear Creek High School in international spotlight

The story in question is that of the high school's principal temporarily confiscating a stack of student newspapers the day before they were meant to go out to students.

Bullard group to voice concerns at school board meeting

Bullard High-area parents who say they are tired of Fresno Unified School District's failure to deliver on promises plan to address trustees at Wednesday night's school board meeting.

Top-heavy Twin Rivers struggles with communication, report finds

Too many administrators and too little communication among departments were central themes in a Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team report commissioned by the Twin Rivers Unified School District.

Armed teacher arrested at SD school

A San Diego teacher was arrested Monday at Farb Middle School after he was found carrying a gun and a switchblade knife at the Tierrasanta campus, authorities said.

Denair must trim schools budget more

Denair Unified School District board members will be asked Thursday to further cut teachers' hours, lay off more support staff for next year and hear an update on the district's financial recovery plan.

L.A. school board approves parent trigger at 24th St. Elementary

The Los Angeles Board of Education approved the first use of the controversial parent trigger law in the city Tuesday, clearing the way for sweeping changes at 24th Street Elementary School in the West Adams neighborhood.

Berkeley looking for new school superintendent

A headhunting firm is looking for a new superintendent for the 9,000-student Berkeley Unified School District following a previous search last year that ended with the final candidate withdrawing because a memo surfaced showing his dislike for gay marriage.

LAUSD approves $50M for computer tablets

Los Angeles Unified took the first step Tuesday in closing the digital divide with the school board's approval to spend $50 million to provide computer devices to students at nearly four dozen campuses this fall.

N.Y. mayor gives $1 million to back L.A. school board slate

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has donated $1 million to help preserve a Los Angeles Board of Education majority that has pushed for several controversial efforts dealing with teachers including remaking evaluations and speeding the dismissal process that are supported by the L.A. mayor and the superintendent.

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