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Friday, February 22, 2013

Measure K funds spent according to plan, Lodi Unified School District officials say

The Lodi Unified School District is congratulating itself on a job well done after disbanding the Measure K oversight committee on Tuesday.

Most Marin schools to see big jump in state funding

The majority of Marin school districts would receive big funding increases under a new state formula, but the amounts vary widely and some districts would see no gains, according to state estimates.

California schools chief to promote health initiative in Monterey County

Torlakson will promote Team California for Healthy Kids, an initiative he launched in 2011 to spread the word about healthy eating and physical activity in schools.

Smooth shift to trustee areas for North Monterey County schools

Residents in the North Monterey County Unified School District are scheduled to begin electing board members by trustee area starting this fall, after perhaps one of the least contentious reorganization efforts in Monterey County's history.

Claremont school board decides to sell surplus property

School board members decided to sell off two pieces of surplus property Thursday night.

Parents raise concerns at Fresno USD town hall

More than 100 parents showed up for a town hall meeting Thursday night at St. Anthony Mary Claret church in southeast Fresno to voice concerns with Fresno Unified School District.

Denair school district is close to avoiding takeover

Denair Unified is "very close" to having made the cuts it needs to pull back from the brink of insolvency and avoid a state takeover, Superintendent Ed Parraz said Wednesday.

California publishes revenue growth for each school district

Many Bay Area school districts could see their revenues from the state increase by up to 7.3 percent next year, under Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed overhaul of school funding.

Officials studying options for closed school

Lake Elsinore Unified School District officials are moving forward to craft a plan for one of the district's three surplus properties.

Parents saddened by vote to close Sacramento elementary schools

Some parents reacted this morning with shock and sadness that schools their children attend in the Sacramento Unified School District are to be closed.

Sacramento City district trustees vote to close seven schools

Trustees in the Sacramento City Unified School District voted 4-3 to close seven schools at the end of this school year after a lengthy school board meeting Thursday night.

Credentialing commission head says California teachers lead way in stress levels

Against the backdrop of a national survey showing half of teachers experiencing "great stress" on the job, the head of California’s teacher credentialing commission says that stress levels among the state’s teachers are likely to be even higher.

California trails nation in reading, math and science, report finds

California has largely trailed the rest of the country in reading, mathematics and science in the last decade, according to an analysis released Thursday of test results from the five most populous states.

Study compliments and questions Brown's funding formula

An analysis by the Public Policy Institute of California, released Wednesday, praises Gov. Jerry Brown’s overall plan for school finance reform, while raising questions about elements of the formula that would steer substantially more money to disadvantaged students.

Inland schools win, lose under new funding plan

Brown’s goal is to help schools with bigger challenges, such as educating those who don’t speak English or who live in poverty. But it also would create wide division in funding levels among Inland districts.

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