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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SLO's Teach Elementary can stay, for now

San Luis Coastal Unified School Districtís board of trustees Tuesday night unanimously took the middle road in its decision to keep the controversial school open.

Audit says Monterey schools not ready for autonomy on financial matters

The largest K-12 school district on the Monterey Peninsula does not have the capacity to become semi-autonomous from the Monterey County Office of Education, so it should withdraw its application to try, an auditor is saying.

District adopts plan for possible cuts

Despite increased taxes and growing government revenue, teachers in the Desert Sands Unified School District should prepare for the possibility of layoffs or furloughs next school year. The Desert Sands school board adopted a plan for upcoming negotiations with the district teachers association during its meeting Tuesday night.

Perris Union setting bar high with English learner programs

Enter Heritage High Schoolís pilot AVID -- Advancement Via Individual Determination -- program for English learners, one of a number of measures that have helped the Perris Union High School District rank among Riverside Countyís most successful long-term English learners programs geared toward students who have been learning the language for more than five years.

Suit dropped against Sequoia district for kicking cheater out of honors class

The father who sued the Sequoia Union High School District for kicking his son out of a sophomore honors class for cheating has dropped a lawsuit challenging the punishment.

School board nixes health, geography requirements

Geography and health are no longer required to graduate from high school in the Temecula Valley Unified School District. The school board approved a proposal to eliminate the two courses from graduation requirements with a 3-2 vote at a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19.

San Jose Unified to sue county school board over Rocketship Education

Anxious about its ability to plan where to locate schools, the San Jose Unified School District plans to sue the Santa Clara County Board of Education for allowing Rocketship Education to build a K-5 charter school next to the Tamien light rail station in San Jose.

Antioch teacher duct taped boy's mouth shut, claim alleges

The family of an 8-year-old boy filed a claim Tuesday alleging the boy's third-grade teacher duct-taped his mouth shut and that another teacher punished him by placing a chair over him and sitting on it in separate incidents earlier this school year.

Baron: Superintendents in D.C. to talk district waiver with Duncan

Superintendents representing a coalition of 10 California school districts are scheduled to meet with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today to make a personal pitch for a district waiver from provisions of No Child Left Behind, which they plan to formally submit next week.

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