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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.

Date published Oct 14, 2019

Less than half of all students in Kern County who took a statewide standardized test met or exceeded standards for English language arts and mathematics in 2018-2019, but local educators say the numbers show a different story.

Date published Oct 14, 2019

California will become the first state in the nation to mandate later start times at most public schools under legislation signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday, a proposal designed to improve educational outcomes by giving students more sleep.

Date published Oct 14, 2019

Since 2017, the district has partnered with a program called FarmSLO, a networking group for local, small commercial farmers who provide a wide selection of healthy, locally farmed foods to district students such as watermelons, peppers, local grains, tomatoes and grass-fed beef.

Date published Oct 14, 2019

The Sausalito Marin City School District is planning its first public “unification” meetings in the aftermath of a historic desegregation order.

Date published Oct 14, 2019

To the disappointment of several board members and parents in the audience, officials decided to delay any kind of decision-making — even conversations about potential decision-making — until after next week’s town hall-style meeting.

Date published Oct 11, 2019

These auditors are not independent, in so much as they are hired and fired at will by the schools they are auditing. The term state-approved is also something of a misnomer.



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