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FCMAT provides links to California TK-12 news stories as a service to the industry. Some stories may require a newspaper subscription.

Jun 20, 2024

Every seventh grade classroom in the Napa Valley Unified School District will have the opportunity to learn about wellness and mental health resources available to them come August.

Jun 20, 2024

A 2019 California law allows school districts to adopt policies to limit cell phones in classrooms, but it has had mixed uptake. In the Sacramento area, a few school districts have already started to implement policies limiting cell phone use during school hours.

Jun 20, 2024

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that he wants to restrict students’ usage of smartphones during the school day, citing the mental health risks of social media.

Jun 20, 2024

San Rafael City Schools has received 16 applications for the use of surplus properties it has offered for sale or lease. Bob Marcucci, assistant superintendent at the school district, said it planned to send notices this week to each of the applicants.

Jun 20, 2024

With little public discussion, members of the Orange County Board of Education unanimously appointed Stefan Bean to take over as superintendent of the county Department of Education for the next two years on Tuesday night.

Jun 20, 2024

The staff at Alvord Unified School District, which serves roughly 16,000 students in Riverside County, turned to technology to help engage with families, after staff got overwhelmed tracking attendance and mailing truancy letters to those with three or more unexcused absences.

Jun 20, 2024

Public data posted by the California Department of Education has been incomplete, often outdated and occasionally inaccurate, forcing legislators to pass laws based on old data, researchers to delay inquiries and journalists to grapple with inaccurate information.

Jun 20, 2024

The Los Angeles school board Tuesday set in motion a plan to ban cellphones all day on campus, saying the devices distract students from learning, lead to anxiety and allow cyberbullying.

Jun 20, 2024

An alliance that includes labor unions, parents and former Los Angeles schools Supt. Austin Beutner has accused L.A. Unified of violating a voter-approved state law designed to increase spending for arts instruction.

Jun 20, 2024

More than a year after the Los Angeles Unified School District rolled out an anonymous reporting app in an effort to make its campuses safer, advocacy groups are suing the district for creating “a culture of mass suspicion.”

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