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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.

Mar 31, 2023

A political action committee has launched a petition calling for the immediate resignation of two conservative Christian Temecula school board members and the censure of another. One Temecula Valley PAC created the petition Monday, March 27, on

Mar 31, 2023

Jason Manning will not return to his position as Modesto High School principal, the Modesto City Schools district announced Wednesday evening. Manning has been on leave since the district launched an investigation Nov. 29 into allegations of inappropriate conduct between him and an unidentified employee.

Mar 31, 2023

A Black man who was removed from a California school district's public workshop on critical race theory (CRT) after a woman told him to leave the country has told Newsweek about his experience. CRT is an academic framework developed by legal scholars that examines America's history through the lens of racism

Mar 31, 2023

Legislation that would require high schools to provide free condoms to students was approved by the state Senate Education Committee. Senate Bill 541 would require California public high schools and charter schools to make condoms available to all students by the start of the 2024-25 academic year.

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