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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 21, 2024

An item in a high school yearbook mislabeling Israel as Palestine has sparked controversy in the Temecula community and has the school district looking into further action.

Jun 21, 2024

The Lodi Unified School District has added a new feature to its parent portal which allows families to determine whether certain books are appropriate for their children to read.

Jun 21, 2024

A federal grant will provide Alisal Union School District with $4.7 million to expand its mental health resources in schools, including increasing the number of behavioral health therapists on campuses by 45%.

Jun 21, 2024

A scathing grand jury report released Monday criticized Sacramento City Unified School District’s special education department, saying that it “continues to utterly fail its most vulnerable students.”

Jun 21, 2024

Eleven girls who say they were sexually abused by a convicted former teacher are suing the Alum Rock Union School District, claiming administrators conspired to cover up his past misconduct and move him around schools instead of reporting him to authorities.

Jun 21, 2024

Los Angeles school officials have quietly added $30 million to elementary school budgets for arts education in the wake of accusations from former Supt. Austin Buetner, parents and union leaders that the district violated Proposition 28, a voter-approved law mandating increased arts funding at all California schools.

Jun 21, 2024

While California’s education standards encourage inclusivity in the classroom, not all educators have the skills to do that. That’s why a new state law, passed last year, is requiring LGBTQ+ cultural competency training for publicly certified educators working with seventh to 12th grade students.

Jun 21, 2024

When it comes to banning cellphones in schools, success could be determined by the details. Do bans apply only to classrooms, or also to hallways, bathrooms and cafeterias, where students are much more likely to be absorbed in TikTok or text messages?

Jun 21, 2024

California has long lagged behind most other states when it comes to education data systems, choosing to focus on compliance rather than program improvement, but that could change later this year when the first phase of the Cradle-to-Career Data System is expected to go live.

Jun 21, 2024

A conservative public school board president in Temecula whose promotion of policies on race and gender thrust the district into the national battle over critical race theory in the classroom and the rights of LGBTQ+ students narrowly lost a recall vote, officials announced Thursday.

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