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FCMAT provides links to California K-12 news stories as a service to the industry. However, some stories may not be accessible because of newspapers' subscription policies.

Jan 22, 2021

Lars Christensen, an assistant superintendent at Tamalpais Union High School District since 2015, will retire at the end of the school year in June.

Jan 22, 2021

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday, making the reopening of schools a top priority. The president is calling on Congress for $130 billion in additional aid for K-12 schools, and another $350 billion in state and local relief to help school districts reopen.

Jan 22, 2021

Oakmont High School reported five students and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19 between Jan. 11 and Jan. 17. The positive tests forced 211 students and eight staff members to isolate at home.

Jan 22, 2021

A trial is concluding in a lawsuit against the Riverside Unified School District that alleges a kindergarten student was sexually assaulted by another girl on a school playground after school officials ignored her mother’s complaints.

Jan 22, 2021

Schools can be used as COVID-19 vaccine centers under new state guidelines, but they’ll have to apply to health authorities for the role — and the more pressing issue is the shortage of doses, not the lack of inoculation sites.

Jan 22, 2021

An after-school tutoring program kicked off amid the global health crisis is showing early promise. Step Up Tutoring is a new nonprofit that connects volunteer tutors with teachers whose students need additional academic support.

Jan 22, 2021

An incident involving the Confederate flag resulted in disciplinary action at a Rocklin area high school. Whitney High School student had the flag displayed on their vehicle.

Jan 22, 2021

It remains unclear when California’s K-12 campuses will reopen for in-person instruction, but one Bay Area school district has committed to continuing distance learning in the fall and beyond — at least as an option.

Jan 22, 2021

An unpredictable vaccine supply and lack of statewide coordination has school districts across California struggling to figure out how to vaccinate their teachers and other school staff — and equally importantly, when.

Jan 22, 2021

The California Supreme Court has denied a petition seeking to force the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide instruction and other services in person to students who have been most harmed by distance learning.

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