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Oct 01, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom unexpectedly vetoed a bill Wednesday to mandate a course in ethnic studies as a high school graduation requirement, starting in 2029-30. He announced his decision on the final day for acting on bills passed in the legislative the session ending Aug. 31.

Oct 01, 2020

If the county can remain in the less restrictive Tier 2 level, or the red category, of the state’s COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy for at least two weeks, the CUSD will reopen its schools for partial in-person instruction, Superintendent Kelly Staley announced in a letter to parents and staff.

Oct 01, 2020

Now, in the midst of a pandemic far deadlier than the swine flu, California is one of 10 states, plus the District of Columbia, without a school nurse leader at the state level, according to the National Association of State School Nurse Consultants.

Oct 01, 2020

Desert Sands Unified School District made the first step toward a return to in-person schooling as superintendent Scott Bailey and other staffers laid out a proposed game plan and timeline for a hybrid in-person option.

Oct 01, 2020

More than five weeks after the first schools in San Diego County were allowed to reopen, most of San Diego County’s school districts have either reopened or have opening dates set for October.

Oct 01, 2020

The school board unanimously approved Julie Synyard as the new superintendent on Monday; she is expected to begin on Oct. 12. She replaces CJ Cammack, who resigned after four years with the district to accept the superintendent position at Fremont Unified.

Oct 01, 2020

A bid to make a one-semester ethnic studies course a high school graduation requirement was vetoed late Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, who cited the ongoing controversy over the appropriate curriculum in his message on the legislation.

Oct 01, 2020

Stomping through puddles, scrambling over fallen logs and digging in the dirt with sticks may not sound like traditional educational activities, but they are core parts of the curriculum in “forest schools.”

Oct 01, 2020

After much anticipation from parents, San Diego Unified will start bringing back small groups of “vulnerable” students for in-person learning support on Oct. 13, representing the first phase of the district’s reopening.

Oct 01, 2020

Just one week after students in Rocklin Unified School District returned to in-person instruction, three high school students have tested positive for coronavirus.

Oct 01, 2020

Supt. Austin Beutner chose the company of a former business partner to help him put together a plan to carry out the largest district-led testing initiative in the country.

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