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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.

May 07, 2021

The family of a 14-year-old boy says he was repeatedly bullied, assaulted, harassed, and subjected to death threats and taunting while attending four different Clovis Unified elementary schools over nearly two years.

May 07, 2021

Hundreds of people visited the school, the first of two sites in the district that will provide and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine for free to anyone eligible, 16 years and older.

May 07, 2021

Students in the San Rafael City Schools district will return to classrooms at close to pre-pandemic levels by next week under agreements between faculty unions and the administration.

May 07, 2021

The pandemic sent thousands of public school students in the Sacramento region home. And some will choose to stay there in the fall, even as schools prepare for more robust in-person instruction.

May 07, 2021

Lakeside Union School District Superintendent Andy Johnsen is leaving his position on June 30 and starting a new role as the superintendent at San Marcos Union School District the next day.

May 07, 2021

In an agenda filled with electric moments, literally, Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner played host to newly minted U.S. Senator Alex Padilla and San Fernando Valley Rep. Tony Cárdenas, D-Panorama City.

May 07, 2021

The Dublin Unified School District board has selected Chris Funk as its new superintendent. Funk currently serves as superintendent of the East Side Union High School District in San Jose, which has 16 high schools with a combined enrollment of approximately 26,500 students.

May 07, 2021

Santa Clara County Board of Education trustees are threatening to shut down Bullis Charter School unless it “cures” its diversity problems and better reflects the demographics of the Los Altos School District.

May 07, 2021

A Novato grade school has been spared the chopping block following a weeks-long campaign by parents who said their district violated its equity pledge by nominating three of its more diverse campuses for closure.

May 06, 2021

The number of COVID-19 cases among staff and students at Ventura County schools continued to decline with only 32 for April, officials said.

May 06, 2021

Voters in San Rafael strongly favored a pair of parcel tax measures to support the city school district, but the election outcome remained undetermined on Wednesday.

May 06, 2021

In a dramatic turnaround after weeks of community protests, Novato Unified School District officials said they are abandoning plans to close an elementary school in the near future.

May 06, 2021

School officials in Piedmont, California, are in full damage-control mode after their plans for a “support circle for white students” in the wake of the Derek Chauvin verdict sparked major backlash.

May 06, 2021

A lawsuit filed against the Fresno Unified School District this week alleges the board violated the Brown Act when it voted to remove the Fresno High Schools mascot that depicts a Native American caricature.

May 06, 2021

Most California students are still in distance learning as of April 30. The trends are based on information provided by 84% of schools to the California Department of Public Health.

May 06, 2021

Although 87% of California’s traditional public schools have reopened for some form of in-person instruction, fewer than half of students have returned either full time or part time in a hybrid model.

May 06, 2021

Ja’Mari Oliver walked into the Safeway on Market Street to buy a sandwich for his lunch, which he would eat at school for the first time in more than 14 months.

May 05, 2021

Around 200 parents and students from Wedgeworth Elementary School protested for safer and cleaner classrooms Monday, May 3, at the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District in Hacienda Heights.

May 05, 2021

A few weeks ago extending the school year seemed like an obvious move to confront pandemic learning loss. But Los Angeles school officials on Tuesday gave up on the idea for the next academic year.

May 05, 2021

Two students with confirmed cases of COVID-19 shut down Vallejo High School for the rest of the week barely two weeks after the Vallejo Unified School District opened up its high school campuses for in-person instruction.

May 05, 2021

San Francisco’s school district — flush with nearly $60 million to help students catch up from pandemic-related learning loss — plans to use a large chunk of the federal and state funds to offer expanded summer programming this year and next.

May 05, 2021

The California Teachers Association filed an unfair labor practice charge Tuesday against the High Tech High charter school network for firing a San Diego-area teacher who has been helping to organize a union throughout the network.

May 05, 2021

The board is scheduled to consider a resolution, Wednesday, May 5, “against digital vaccine passport mandates.” As part of that, Board President Ken Williams introduced a statement – on behalf of the board – that repeats the very rumors the county health director dispelled.

May 05, 2021

Although 87% of California’s traditional public schools have reopened for some form of in-person instruction, fewer than half of students have returned either full time or part time in a hybrid model.

May 04, 2021

With students returning to in-person instruction, the Baldwin Park Unified School District is expanding its mental health services to help with the transition to hybrid learning and modified academic environments.

May 04, 2021

Private preschools in Tomales, Bodega Bay and Point Reyes will be embedded into the public Shoreline Unified School District under a three-year plan tentatively targeted to start in August.

May 04, 2021

A Tahoe-area high school reported a coronavirus outbreak with more than 30 active cases. Truckee High School, in eastern Nevada County, reported 32 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Sunday evening.

May 04, 2021

One day ahead of a board discussion on the issue, Los Angeles Unified School District officials have scrapped a proposal to extend the 2021-22 school year by as much as two weeks.

May 04, 2021

The district, which has been in a hybrid-learning model since April 19, will hold all student programs in the fall semester and beyond in person. That means teachers will be required to return to school sites.

May 04, 2021

At their meeting on May 12, members of the State Board of Education are expected to finally adopt what other states have adopted and what’s been under study for years in California.

May 04, 2021

Los Angeles Unified on Monday reopened its playground equipment, following the lead of many other school districts and local city and county parks.

May 04, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of California students this spring will not be taking the state’s annual Smarter Balanced standardized tests, an EdSource survey of the state’s largest districts shows.

May 03, 2021

. Residents polled from California’s Central Valley are more unhappy with schools and with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s handling of schools during the height of the pandemic than parents in other parts of the state.

May 03, 2021

For six of the 12 years that Carmel Valley teenager Amanda Zhang has been in school, her favorite extracurricular activity has been working on the yearbook staffs at her middle and high schools.

May 03, 2021

Less than three months after four Oakley school board members suddenly resigned after getting caught mocking parents, the district learned this week it now will be losing its top administrator.

May 03, 2021

A bill that aims to fix loopholes that have allowed cases of charter school fraud in California passed a key Assembly committee Wednesday.

May 03, 2021

Across urban and rural areas alike, public schools with more students in poverty were far more likely to serve households that lacked a basic broadband connection at home in the months before school went online.

May 03, 2021

A proposal by Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner to extend the 2021-22 school year by 10 days to address learning losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic is proving to be unpopular with teachers.

May 03, 2021

San Diego County’s school districts received huge infusions of federal cash this year to cope with COVID and did not lose any state funding — yet many still are facing long-term budget deficits, and some still have to make budget cuts.

Apr 30, 2021

In a news release, BCSD said it will also offer drive-thru ceremonies for eighth-grade students and families interested in an alternative celebration.

Apr 30, 2021

The effort to vaccinate eligible Kern high school students — and anyone else in the community who wants a COVID-19 shot — is in full swing.

Apr 30, 2021

This year, all local schools will hold in-person graduations that look much like they would in non-pandemic years. Most high schools will also host in-person prom dances for upperclass students.

Apr 30, 2021

A Novato school district committee has recommended Lu Sutton Elementary School for closure, triggering accusations of racial bias and inequity from outraged parents.

Apr 30, 2021

The Board of Education for the Long Beach Unified School District unanimously approved contract agreements with the Teachers Association of Long Beach that provide both ongoing and one-time salary increases, retroactive to the current school year and the year before.

Apr 30, 2021

Modesto’s Sylvan Union appears to be one of very few school districts in Stanislaus County not planning traditional in-person eighth-grade promotion ceremonies for its three middle schools: Somerset, Savage and Ustach.

Apr 30, 2021

District personnel will use electrostatic misters and approved disinfectant to regularly sanitize playground equipment, the same procedure used to clean frequently touched surfaces in a school, according to Superintendent Austin Beutner.

Apr 30, 2021

More than 4 in 5 California adults, including public school parents, believe that the pandemic has caused children, especially low-income children and English learners, to fall academically behind.

Apr 30, 2021

The reopening of schools for Los Angeles Unified has generally gone well, although the reality of what students and their families are dealing with when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on educators.

Apr 29, 2021

Depending on a student’s access to reliable internet, the last year of virtual school has ranged from enriching to impossibly discouraging.

Apr 29, 2021

The money is a relief, San Luis Obispo education leaders say, allowing them to create new services to help kids catch up.

Apr 29, 2021

For most of the students, it was the first time in more than a year since the coronavirus pandemic started that they have been at school for classes.

Apr 29, 2021

Parents, teachers and students in Orange County continue debating over whether or not school districts should teach U.S. history through perspectives from people of color through ethnic studies courses.

Apr 29, 2021

Superintendent Robert Haley is out at San Dieguito Union High School District. At a special meeting held on April 27, SDUHSD Board President Mo Muir said they have accepted Haley’s voluntary resignation.

Apr 29, 2021

Lack of an in-person graduation plan at Modesto’s Sylvan Union is not sitting well with at least several students and their families, who see no good reason to be stripped of another rite of passage.

Apr 29, 2021

More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic closed school campuses statewide, vast majorities of California adults and public school parents believe their children have fallen behind academically.

Apr 29, 2021

President Joe Biden’s relief plan for families, which he rolled out in Wednesday’s address to a joint session of Congress, may well be a transformative move for children, early childhood advocates say.

Apr 29, 2021

To help students readjust to life after the pandemic, schools should use their Covid-relief funding windfall to imbue mental health, equity and relationships into every aspect of the school day, according to a sweeping new report released Thursday.

Apr 29, 2021

San Francisco schools are looking for outside experts to help guide the process to reopen schools in August, which will include navigating changing health guidelines, parent feedback and labor negotiations.

Apr 28, 2021

Thanks to a new COVID-19 tier assignment, the district had more flexibility to reopen and more students were able to return to campus for in-person learning.

Apr 28, 2021

Parents and students from two Novato elementary schools staged rallies and marches on Tuesday to protest an upcoming decision to recommend a campus closure.

Apr 28, 2021

A California school district is being criticized for offering a “support circle” for white students after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd.

Apr 28, 2021

Three years after $47,000 of Parent Teacher Association funds went missing at a Natomas elementary school, the Natomas Unified School District still wants answers.

Apr 28, 2021

On Monday night the board appointed Moisés Aguirre, who has been leading the district for the past 10 months, to be the permanent superintendent with a three-year contract through June 30, 2024.

Apr 28, 2021

Citing equity and health concerns, the Modesto City Schools district is turning down seniors’ bid to have outdoor proms to conclude a school year that likely will be remembered most for COVID-19.

Apr 28, 2021

California’s new ethnic studies curriculum is being put to an early test in Orange County, where organizers are riling up parents in the Los Alamitos Unified School District to oppose elective coursework and materials they say promote divisive, anti-white rhetoric.

Apr 28, 2021

Some California teachers and school staff are receiving bonuses, salary increases and stipends as part of union agreements with school district officials eager to reopen classrooms.

Apr 28, 2021

Students in the Sacramento region have reported lower grades and higher feelings of anxiety about their future as they struggled with virtual learning during the pandemic.

Apr 27, 2021

The package is widely expected to include key early childhood initiatives, including a universal pre-kindergarten, or pre-K, program, increased child care subsidies and an extension of the increased child care tax credit

Apr 27, 2021

While a group of parents are threatening to sue the Fremont Unified School District for sticking with distance learning through the end of this academic year, the school board approved a full return to in-person instruction — in the fall.

Apr 27, 2021

About a week after Newark school officials voted to mandate teachers begin returning to classrooms for in-person instruction by April 29, the teachers union has reluctantly approved a reopening agreement with the school district, officials said.

Apr 27, 2021

Students in Los Angeles Unified should be able to return to all-day, in-person instruction in the fall, assuming schedules are adjusted, more people in the community get vaccinated and the level of coronavirus infections continue to drop.

Apr 27, 2021

Fewer than half of elementary school students who were expected to return for in-person classes showed up during the first week that campuses reopened in L.A. Unified, but numbers improved significantly the second week.

Apr 26, 2021

A move to recall Oxnard Union High School District employees to campuses was met with frustration and anger during a tense board meeting Wednesday.

Apr 26, 2021

The credit requirement will be reduced from 220 to 190 and students will have until Aug. 15 to complete their coursework. It is a one-time adjustment and applicable to seniors in the class of 2021.

Apr 26, 2021

Kentfield School District parents are at odds with administrators and teachers over a modified spring in-person class schedule that includes reduced hours at the district’s two schools.

Apr 26, 2021

CLAIM: California Gov. Gavin Newsom said “9,000 plus schools, as of last month, out of 11,000 schools have firmly either reopened for in-person instruction or announced a date for in-person instruction.” RATING: True, but...

Apr 26, 2021

A small school district in the eastern foothills of Madera County avoided a lawsuit this week after announcing it would reopen its classrooms five days a week for in-person learning.

Apr 26, 2021

Luis Aparicio uses his experiences and struggles to connect with students, especially those having a hard time adjusting to being back in school in person or those dealing with problems at home that are hurting their academics.

Apr 26, 2021

A state Assembly bill that is meant to prevent the abuses and close legal loopholes exposed in the A3 charter school scandal is facing fierce opposition from charter school leaders.

Apr 26, 2021

A Modesto City Schools district administrator told the Board of Education this week that the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting school closures and distance learning have meant “higher than usual D and F rates.”

Apr 26, 2021

The Weaverville Wolves’ far-flung league had already been canceled. So Trinity High School got creative. They would play one game. They would split their own team in half, play themselves, and fill the stands.

Apr 26, 2021

Opponents of the move to end merit-based admissions at the academically elite Lowell High School are suing the San Francisco school board, claiming it violated the state’s open meetings law.

Apr 26, 2021

The Los Angeles Board of Education has appointed Megan Reilly, who oversees the district’s massive finance, business and operations arm, as interim superintendent.

Apr 26, 2021

Schools in San Diego County and across California saw steep drops in enrollment this year as parents pulled their students from the public school system for other alternatives amid the pandemic.

Apr 26, 2021

The state of California is now expanding access to cover any school district’s or charter school’s cost of rapid diagnostic Covid testing of students and staff through the summer and likely into the fall.

Apr 26, 2021

Despite declarations that classroom instruction is the best form of education for most students, many of those involved in budget discussions say the state’s spending plan could once again allow for distance or hybrid learning in the fall.

Apr 23, 2021

The announcement naming Jeff Davis was made following closed session at Oak Park school board's Tuesday meeting. The school board voted unanimously on his appointment.

Apr 23, 2021

After nearly five hours of heated debate, a Novato Unified School District advisory panel voted to remove Lynwood Elementary School from a list of schools being considered for closure.

Apr 23, 2021

Nearly every San Diego County school district lost students this school year during the pandemic, but local charter schools gained enrollment, according to new state data released this week.

Apr 23, 2021

Nearly every San Diego County school district lost students this school year during the pandemic, but local charter schools gained enrollment, according to new state data released this week.

Apr 23, 2021

In-person graduation ceremonies are back, Modesto City Schools has announced — with the caveat that Stanislaus County remains in the red tier of the state’s COVID-19 monitoring system.

Apr 23, 2021

With a varied career path, Superintendent Austin Beutner said in an interview this week that heading up the nation’s second-largest K-12 system has been one of the most challenging jobs he’s held — but also “the most rewarding.”

Apr 23, 2021

Kenneth “Chris” Hurst, who will take over as the first African American superintendent of West Contra Costa Unified School District within a few weeks, has his sights set on closing longstanding achievement gaps.

Apr 23, 2021

It’s been less than two weeks since San Diego Unified began modified in-person instruction — but some schools are already seeing more students than they expected. At some schools, students had to be sent to overflow rooms.

Apr 23, 2021

More than 200 El Dorado Hills students at Oak Ridge High School are in quarantine after possibly being exposed to COVID-19. The quarantines come after 19 students recently tested positive for the virus at the school.

Apr 23, 2021

The pandemic has intensified a multi-year trend of dwindling student enrollment statewide, causing a steep drop this year. More than a third of the decline stemmed from 61,000 missing kindergarteners.

Apr 23, 2021

California’s public schools lost more than 160,000 students amid the pandemic, a striking decline in enrollment that could have a long-term impact on the financial stability of districts across the state.

Apr 22, 2021

Wednesday marked a significant milestone for freshmen in the Kern High School District. While many elected to return to the classroom for in-person instruction — their first opportunity to do so in more than a year — they also entered their new high schools for the first time.

Apr 22, 2021

Lois Standring, chief business officer at Windsor Unified School District since 2014, has been named Novato’s assistant superintendent for business and operations, effective June 1.

Apr 22, 2021

The county heard Malibu’s argument; they heard Santa Monica’s. Now, it will take a month to deliberate and then decide if the city’s petition to separate from a Santa Monica-dominated school district will undergo studies and a vote.

Apr 22, 2021

Schools within the Chico Unified School District will be open full-time and in-person beginning in the fall. The school board unanimously passed to adopt a full-time, in-person reopening for the 2021-22 school year during Wednesday night’s board meeting.

Apr 22, 2021

Increase teacher diversity and analyze teacher placement to ensure that experienced educators are in place in high-needs schools. Those are among recommendations by a Modesto City Schools Equity and Racial Justice Task Force that were approved by the school board this week.

Apr 22, 2021

Across California, schools are opening their doors again, a first step toward rebounding from the pandemic. But for most students in EdSource’s families project, life remains far from normal.

Apr 22, 2021

One of the first districts to reopen last August in a hybrid mode, the small district in Southern California’s high desert is now among the latest across the state where all 840 students through high school have the option to attend classes in person for five days each week.

Apr 22, 2021

L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner, who has guided the nation’s second-largest school district through a tumultuous year of coronavirus-forced campus closures and a disruptive teachers strike, will step down as the district’s leader.

Apr 21, 2021

It was Pasadena Unified’s first day back for students in grades 3 through 12 after a year of pandemic-caused teaching through viral classrooms for the district’s more than 15,500 students. Kindergarten through second-graders began returning earlier this month.

Apr 21, 2021

Kimberly McGrath has been an assistant superintendent at the San Luis Coastal Unified School District in San Luis Obispo County since 2016. She will replace Nancy Lynch, who plans to retire in July.

Apr 21, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will continue reimbursing schools and childcare centers for free meals to all students regardless of their income through the 2021-22 school year, USDA officials announced Tuesday.

Apr 21, 2021

The debate over ethnic studies is heating up and pitting some parents against each other across Orange County school districts. Across California, there is a huge reckoning with how U.S. history is being taught in classrooms and what is being left out.

Apr 21, 2021

As more Fresno-area students return to classrooms part-time more than a year after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered schools, questions linger about whether a new surge of infections and mutating variants could force our campuses to close again.

Apr 21, 2021

About 12,500 Riverside elementary school students are poised to begin learning in the classroom five full days a week on Wednesday, April 21, as Riverside County’s second-largest public school system moves to provide a more complete return to campus.

Apr 21, 2021

Schools in Newark will begin to reopen classrooms on April 29 for students who want to return, the school board decided after teachers voted twice against the move.

Apr 21, 2021

So far the group of about 30 students has performed their own poetry at a community reading and practiced what to do if they are stopped by a police officer — which is to raise their hands and say, “I have a disability.”

Apr 21, 2021

A trio of COVID-19 cases stemming from tryouts for the boys basketball team has prompted Berkeley High to pause all athletics tryouts, district officials said.

Apr 21, 2021

Sacramento City Unified and the union that represents custodians and bus drivers announced Tuesday morning that they reached an agreement on how to provide in-person services for students.

Apr 21, 2021

After months of conflict and controversy, the San Francisco school board, looking for stability, agreed Tuesday to new contract terms with Superintendent Vince Matthews.

Apr 20, 2021

As more Oakland students returned to the classroom Monday morning, the teachers union and district declared they also reached an agreement to return to the classroom full time this upcoming fall.

Apr 20, 2021

The first phase of the return of students on campuses started with transitional kindergartners to third graders on Monday, April 19. The second phase, fourth through sixth graders, starts on Monday, April 26. Those schools with seven and eighth graders will begin the third phase on May 3.

Apr 20, 2021

The criteria for the awards included shifting staff roles to meet student needs in distance learning, supporting the unique needs of students in distance learning, providing for mental health services and outreach to families.

Apr 20, 2021

Children continued their return to Los Angeles Unified campuses on Monday, April 19, with all remaining elementary and early education centers set to open this week, with middle and high schools following next week.

Apr 20, 2021

Los Angeles Unified schools chief Austin Beutner on Monday, April 19, defended the district’s mandatory COVID-19 testing program and stressed the importance of getting children younger than 16 vaccinated once that becomes an option.

Apr 20, 2021

Dozens of parents pushing for schools to reopen for in-person instruction took to the sidewalks of Fremont Monday afternoon, holding a rally to keep up pressure on school district officials and teachers union leadership.

Apr 20, 2021

Parents and students chanted “five days now” at a rally outside the San Marcos Unified School district offices on Monday.

Apr 20, 2021

Recent coronavirus testing has revealed 177 infections among staff and students at Los Angeles-area campuses poised to reopen, underscoring the importance of the district’s mandatory internal program, L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner said Monday.

Apr 19, 2021

On Thursday, as vaccinations became available to Californians 16 and older, Central Avenue Pharmacy teamed up with All-In Monterey to provide 139 Pfizer BioNTech vaccines to students at the North Salinas High School Gymnasium.

Apr 19, 2021

As vaccinations increase and coronavirus cases slow in Fresno County, the trend is reflected at Clovis Unified, where many students have opted to return to in-person schooling part-time.

Apr 19, 2021

San Marcos Unified School District will approve a contract to hire a new superintendent, Andy Johnsen, who is currently superintendent of Lakeside Union School District.

Apr 19, 2021

Plastic shields around student desks have become a common feature in classrooms across San Diego County, but whether they improve COVID safety is still being debated, some say.

Apr 19, 2021

Los Angeles County residents rate education among the worst of several factors affecting their quality of life, displaying one of the biggest drops in recent years among parents of children in public schools, according to a UCLA survey.

Apr 19, 2021

For the second year in a row, most Los Angeles Unified students — with the exception of 11th graders — won’t be taking the Smarter Balanced standardized test that’s usually mandated by the state each spring.

Apr 19, 2021

A lawyer representing plaintiffs in a lawsuit that prompted the board’s reversal is calling on the district to amend that resolution to remove language deeming the lawsuit “frivolous.”

Apr 19, 2021

When San Francisco public schools Superintendent Vincent Matthews agreed to stay on the job for another year just a month after announcing his retirement, he didn’t ask for more money. He demanded that the school board behave.

Apr 19, 2021

Oakland’s teachers union is holding a vote of no confidence in the district’s reopening plans, with negotiations breaking down days before a number of elementary, middle and high schools are set to reopen.

Apr 19, 2021

On Monday, the Oakland Unified School District will welcome back third through sixth graders at select schools. But as kids prepare a gradual return to in-person learning, some parents are still feeling hesitant about ending distance learning altogether.

Apr 19, 2021

Some schools put students into separate classrooms to essentially do distance learning on a computer while at school. Some called these overflow rooms, but the district calls them learning labs,

Apr 19, 2021

There are only four communities where more than 40% of students were expected to return to in-person school, according to district data collected in a parent survey: western Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, Westchester and Venice.

Apr 16, 2021

Despite reassurances this week from educators in Novato, parents said they fear for their children’s academic future if the Lynwood Elementary School dual immersion program closes.

Apr 16, 2021

Students in Fresno County’s largest school district have been returning to campuses part-time, the FUSD school board held its first in-person meeting since March 2020, and the superintendent has announced plans to return to school five days a week in the fall.

Apr 16, 2021

The greatest obstacle to fully reopening classrooms isn’t staff and facilities being ready but “the mental conditioning that has occurred over the past year,” Patterson Joint Unified School District Superintendent Philip Alfano said Thursday.

Apr 16, 2021

The Los Angeles school board considered a plan to extend the school year and approved a preschool expansion, while Gov. Gavin Newsom said he wants the state’s 11,000 campuses to fully reopen by the fall.

Apr 16, 2021

The union representing hundreds of workers in the Sacramento City Unified School District announced a two-day strike, after the union and district officials could not agree on child care, stipends and physical distancing guidelines.

Apr 16, 2021

A judge declined to force the Oceanside and San Marcos school districts to offer full-time in-person instruction, saying the districts have discretion to design reopening plans and timelines.

Apr 16, 2021

A group of frustrated parents is threatening to sue Fremont’s school district if officials don’t meet their demand to reopen schools for in-person learning by April 26. on

Apr 15, 2021

Alisal Union School District and Salinas City Elementary School District reopened for in-person instruction this week.

Apr 15, 2021

For the first time in more than a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, students returned to campus at schools in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District earlier this week.

Apr 15, 2021

After three hours and more than 40 impassioned public comments at a Tamalpais Union High School District board meeting this week, trustees remain deeply divided over what should be done to rename Sir Francis Drake High School.

Apr 15, 2021

A judge who sided last month with a parents group that sued the state and six northern San Diego County districts claiming schools were reopening too slowly has declined to demand that two of the districts open immediately with full-day instruction.

Apr 15, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday again called on schools to reopen for full-time in-person instruction in the fall. But whether the state will mandate schools to reopen will likely be decided during the annual “May Revision” of the state budget.

Apr 15, 2021

City College “must act quickly if it wants to continue operating independently in the California community college system,” the state’s Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team said in the four-page report it sent to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office on April 7.

Apr 15, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday urged schools to prepare for “full, in-person instruction” this fall as coronavirus rates drop and vaccinations ramp up across the state, but he stopped short of saying he’d hand down an executive order to force open classrooms.

Apr 14, 2021

All East Whittier City School District families who want their children to come back for in-person instruction and a four-day week, can now do so as a result of an agreement between the district and teachers association allowing for a minimum of 3-foot distance between student desks.

Apr 14, 2021

Frustrated parents in San Francisco have coined a new phrase for their latest classroom reality: “Zoom in a Room." In Los Angeles, students can start going back to school in person, but more than half say they will stick with distance learning.

Apr 14, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines will soon be available for all Californians ages 16 and older. Will schools mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for college and K-12 students once it is available for children?’

Apr 14, 2021

Anaheim’s Sunkist Elementary School welcomed students back to classrooms on Monday, April 12, for the first time in more than a year, as part of a district-wide shift to hybrid learning.

Apr 14, 2021

Black students in Los Angeles County continue to face a multitude of barriers to an equitable education, including concentrated poverty, high suspension rates and housing insecurity, a UCLA report released Wednesday found.

Apr 14, 2021

Five individuals in the Sacramento City Unified School District have tested positive for COVID-19. The district welcomed back students in grades kindergarten through third grade April 8.

Apr 14, 2021

A union representing hundreds of workers in the Sacramento City Unified School District has voted to reject the district’s proposal on how to return safely to campuses – setting up a potential vote on a strike.

Apr 14, 2021

Heliotrope, in the city of Maywood, was among 61 elementary and 11 early-education campuses in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second-largest school system, that opened Tuesday for the first time in more than a year.

Apr 13, 2021

The Kern High School District opened its doors on Monday for its first in-person classes for some students in months.

Apr 13, 2021

On Monday, Ventura Unified School District's secondary students arrived on campus for the start of their hybrid learning program.

Apr 13, 2021

Pasadena Unified will bring its youngest students back into the classroom on Tuesday, April 13, one week ahead of the rest of the district’s students who will return on April 20.

Apr 13, 2021

After months of switching back and forth between remote and hybrid learning, about 85% of Marin school students began full-time, in-person instruction on Monday, educators said.

Apr 13, 2021

More than a year after abruptly shuttering campuses in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the nation’s second-largest school district is embarking on a new chapter by reopening its first schools on Tuesday, April 13.

Apr 13, 2021

Even before the pandemic began, Perkins K-8 School was no stranger to struggle, with 95 percent of its students qualifying for free or reduced-price meals, a measure of poverty, and more than a third qualifying as homeless. The pandemic hit Perkins hard.

Apr 13, 2021

The Los Angeles school district is set to unfold a gradual and partial reopening plan on Tuesday, one that was heavily influenced by teachers union demands that led to a delayed start date and limited live instructional time.

Apr 13, 2021

Students who are learning English as a second language have priority to return to in-person class at some school districts in California, but many are still staying home because their parents fear the risk of Covid-19 infection is too high.

Apr 13, 2021

Even as administrators are busy preparing for its youngest students to return to school this week — which, for many, will be their first time on campus in over a year — Los Angeles Unified School District officials are already looking ahead to the following school year.

Apr 13, 2021

Los Angeles school officials will consider a plan to extend the next school year by adding one week at the start in August and another week in January after winter break to address learning loss and trauma suffered by students during the yearlong pandemic-forced school closures.

Apr 13, 2021

Tens of thousands of San Diego-area students returned to classrooms Monday as their districts, some of the largest, were among the last in the county to open campuses for in-person instruction — to a mix of delight and nervousness among parents and educators.

Apr 12, 2021

Monday represents a long-awaited day for the Kern High School District: General education students will begin to arrive on campus for in-person learning for the first time since the district shuttered its campuses when the pandemic began last March.

Apr 12, 2021

Since November, thousands of K-12 students in Manteca — a diverse, low-income district — have been back on campus at least two days a week.

Apr 12, 2021

Thousands of Asian and Asian American families at Sacramento City Unified schools are choosing to keep their children at home as the district begins to reopen its classrooms.

Apr 12, 2021

The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to suspend plans to rename a third of its public schools, including those named after presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Apr 12, 2021

Following two days of discussions, Natomas Unified and the Natomas Teachers’ Association reached a settlement this week, after the teachers union filed an unfair labor charge against the district.

Apr 12, 2021

As high schoolers throughout Southern California prepare for a return to the classroom for this first time in a year, we asked students to share their experiences.

Apr 12, 2021

School employees are seeking extra pay, safety measures and child care assistance to offset the challenges imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 12, 2021

Students will re-enter San Francisco classrooms on Monday after more than a year of distance learning and less than eight weeks before the end of the school year.

Apr 09, 2021

Thursday was the first time general education students returned to the Bakersfield City School District's elementary school campuses since the pandemic began last year. The district welcomed transitional kindergarteners through second grade students and special education students at the district's 35 elementary schools as a part of its reopening plan.

Apr 09, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom said this week he expects schools in California to reopen at full schedules after June 15 – the date he set as a goal to reopen the state’s economy from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 09, 2021

The well-being and mental health of students and employees are top-of-mind for at least some Stanislaus County education leaders as they look at ways to spend federal COVID-19 pandemic recovery money.

Apr 09, 2021

California schools will be expected to administer Smarter Balanced and other statewide tests this spring, but districts can select alternatives in cases where these tests are not “viable” to administer, federal education officials said Tuesday.

Apr 09, 2021

Facing the need to hire an undetermined number of substitutes to supervise and assist in its soon-to-open learning centers, trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved a big bump in pay for them to $210 daily.

Apr 09, 2021

A group of parents — who say their children have been illegally shortchanged by Los Angeles Unified School District’s return-to-school plan — is seeking a court order to force the district to reopen “to the greatest extent possible” within seven days.

Apr 09, 2021

Last year in the height of the pandemic, schools did not have to administer standardized tests at all. This year, California won’t be test-free, but it will be test-lite.

Apr 09, 2021

Two parents sued the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District last week, alleging that the district has violated state law by failing to provide in-person learning this school year.

Apr 09, 2021

More than 150 parents, falsely convinced that the county planned to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for their teenagers without parental consent, showed up at an Orange County Board of Education to condemn the move.

Apr 09, 2021

The Los Angeles Unified School District will begin a phased-in reopening on Monday after more than a year of pandemic-forced school closures. The youngest elementary school students will be welcomed back to campus first.

Apr 08, 2021

On Thursday, Bakersfield City School District begins the process of opening its campuses to general education students for the first time since campuses closed in March last year. And on Monday, the Kern High School District plans to begin opening up its campuses.

Apr 08, 2021

Ventura County public and private schools offering reported 52 COVID-19 cases among staff and students in March, according to officials.

Apr 08, 2021

The San Rafael City Schools district is asking voters to approve Measures G and H next month to support its elementary, middle and high school academic programs.

Apr 08, 2021

The board also unanimously approved the spending of $12 million of one-time money with an emphasis on the immediate hiring of counselors to support mental health.

Apr 08, 2021

Sharp divisions emerged publicly late Wednesday as Clovis teachers addressed their intention to form the first teachers union in the 62-year history of the city’s school district.

Apr 08, 2021

A lawsuit by three San Diego County charter school networks that said they were wrongfully denied state funding now represents all 308 of California’s charter schools that provide online, home school and other nontraditional learning.

Apr 08, 2021

The well-being and mental health of students and employees are top-of-mind for at least some Stanislaus County education leaders as they look at ways to spend federal COVID-19 pandemic recovery money.

Apr 08, 2021

After nearly four hours of interviews with 11 applicants, the Oakley school board selected two teachers and a retiree this week to fill the remaining three seats vacated by trustees who were caught in a hot-mic moment mocking parents.

Apr 08, 2021

Californians as young as 16 are next in line for the Covid-19 vaccine, potentially moving the state another step closer to reopening all schools. But that depends on whether parents are willing to get their children vaccinated.

Apr 08, 2021

As students gradually return to classrooms, advocates and lawmakers say it’s more important than ever to provide free meals in schools without burdensome eligibility requirements, just as California has done during the pandemic.

Apr 08, 2021

ALos Angeles parent group filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Los Angeles Unified School District and district Superintendent Austin Beutner, calling for a return to full-time, in-person instruction to the extent possible.

Apr 07, 2021

After months of preparation, most Sacramento County schools are reopening, bringing thousands of students back to campus – at least part time.

Apr 07, 2021

The Los Angeles Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles have struck a tentative deal to provide special education services and other “special services” to students during hybrid learning, according to the teachers union.

Apr 07, 2021

The City Council on Monday unanimously approved a child care fee waiver for all Piedmont Unified School District employees engaged in on-campus instruction of students to increase the opportunity for in-person learning.

Apr 07, 2021

Hurtling toward the end of a hectic year, most K-12 and high school districts in California are intensely focused on reopening campuses and giving the Class of 2021 a final send-off to remember in June.

Apr 07, 2021

Teachers in the Natomas Unified School District are pushing back on the district’s plan to bring elementary school students back to campus five days a week, saying the plan doesn’t give teachers much time to prepare their lessons.

Apr 07, 2021

San Francisco leaders blessed spending $15 million on free summer programming for the city’s public school students on Tuesday after a vote delay by the Board of Supervisors two weeks ago.

Apr 07, 2021

The San Francisco school board pledged to reopen schools in the fall to all students for full time in-person learning in a unanimous vote on Tuesday.

Apr 07, 2021

San Diego Unified School District expects about half of its students to return to in-person instruction next week, but those numbers could change as more parents feel comfortable sending their children to school.

Apr 07, 2021

The Congressional Research Service estimates more than $908 million will go to county school districts from the stimulus package. San Diego Unified, the county’s largest school district, will receive more than $340 million.

Apr 07, 2021

The San Francisco school board voted unanimously Tuesday to reverse its decision to rename 44 schools it deemed were associated with slavery, oppression, genocide and colonization — in a move to avoid an expensive lawsuit.

Apr 07, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom and state health officials said Tuesday they expect all schools and higher education institutions to open for full-time in-person instruction in the fall.

Apr 06, 2021

After several years of complex logistics and design, a $33 million rebuilding project at Venetia Valley School in San Rafael is complete.

Apr 06, 2021

Teachers in one of the largest Fresno County school districts are taking steps to form a union following disagreements and tensions between administrators and educators over reopening school for in-person instruction during a global pandemic.

Apr 06, 2021

San Diego city and school district officials are encouraging families to take advantage of more than $83 million in free rent assistance available to those who are struggling financially due to the pandemic.

Apr 06, 2021

In January, the San Francisco Board of Education voted to rename more than 40 schools that bore the names of historical figures considered racist. The board is expected to suspend renaming efforts Tuesday.

Apr 06, 2021

West Contra Costa Unified students will be able to return to the classroom April 19 under a plan that involved weeks of intense labor negotiations with its five employee unions.

Apr 06, 2021

Hurtling toward the end of a hectic year, most K-12 and high school districts in California are intensely focused on reopening campuses and giving the Class of 2021 a final send-off to remember in June.

Apr 06, 2021

After a year of school closures and isolation, many Bay Area students are suffering. Parents and teachers have reported failing grades and rising depression. Suicide attempts in adolescents are skyrocketing.

Apr 06, 2021

Los Angeles Unified teachers and other employees with young children will receive a $500 monthly child care stipend as they return to classrooms after a year of campus closures.

Apr 06, 2021

The complex logistics of awakening 1,400 Los Angeles schools are reaching a crescendo this week with officials especially focused on safety — announcing plans to open 25 community vaccination center.

Apr 05, 2021

All Oxnard Union High School District employees will be required to return to on-site work at their campuses by April 26 if they haven't already done so, a move the teachers union said was done in bad faith.

Apr 05, 2021

The two sides continue to square off against each other, gearing up for a showdown on April 17: it will be Malibu versus Santa Monica over the school district separation in a hearing before the LA County Committee on School District Organization.

Apr 05, 2021

Before school buses can began rolling through Southern California cities and towns again, they must first make a stop for a safety inspection. Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines returning students will notice a few changes onboard.

Apr 05, 2021

The vast majority of San Diego County school districts are now open or will reopen this month. But much to some parents’ frustration “open” has often meant only a partial reopening, what districts call hybrid learning.

Apr 05, 2021

After pulling a finalist for a new name for Sir Francis Drake High School, the panel in charge of the school’s controversial renaming process is pausing the effort to allow for discussion in a wider forum.

Apr 05, 2021

The actual percentage of families who want to return to campuses is likely lower, school officials say, because thousands of families did not respond to the survey.

Apr 05, 2021

A Latin teacher at a Sacramento high school has sparked controversy after making a Facebook post and commenting during a school board meeting suggesting local parents were expressing “structurally white-supremacist” views.

Apr 05, 2021

Teachers in the West Contra Costa Unified School District have ratified a reopening plan that will allow all willing students to return to campuses on April 19, the union said Friday.

Apr 05, 2021

More than 1.1 million students in California, nearly 20%, are considered English learners. One year after the pandemic began, this massive population of students is at great risk of intractable educational loss, experts said.

Apr 05, 2021

California education officials have been told verbally that the state may not need to submit a waiver application to the U.S. Department of Education, thus opening the door for more flexibility this spring when it comes to standardized testing.

Apr 05, 2021

California teachers are ready to go back to the classroom. But the state’s largest union has a new ask: free child care for their own kids. Unions across the state say this was a problem before the pandemic.

Apr 01, 2021

Beyond the pandemic-altered campuses where thousands of Sonoma County students are returning for the first time in a year, school reopenings are set to be felt in nearby neighborhoods, in crosstown traffic and in longer rush-hour drive times, public safety officials warned this week.

Apr 01, 2021

Students in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade in Sonoma County’s largest school district will walk onto campus for the first time since heading home for spring break more than a year ago, never to return. Until now.

Apr 01, 2021

Citing declining COVID-19 cases and increasing vaccine availability, more public school districts in Orange County are bringing elementary school students back to the classroom five days a week.

Apr 01, 2021

With social distancing measures still in place as COVID-19 cases decline and the region hopes to avoid another spike, many Monterey County high schools are planning a return to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for their graduation ceremonies.

Apr 01, 2021

Students at all levels have suffered academically since the Los Angeles Unified School District closed its campuses more than a year ago, with the greatest harm falling on younger ones and those who were faring worse before the pandemic, a new report has concluded.

Apr 01, 2021

High school students have trudged through a year of isolation as their school lives morphed before their eyes. And yet it is high school students, more than any others, who are opting to finish the year online.

Apr 01, 2021

A group of parents frustrated by efforts made to date to reopen classrooms in the nation’s second-largest K-12 system is suing the Los Angeles Unified School District and local teachers union.

Apr 01, 2021

As students and teachers prepare for in-person classes that start in about a week, Fresno Unified School District trustees are planning to take board meetings to campuses.

Apr 01, 2021

The Chico Unified School District board of trustees unanimously approved the compliance items for the spending of nearly $12 million during Tuesday night’s special board meeting.

Apr 01, 2021

Fremont Unified School District, one of the largest in the East Bay serving roughly 35,000 students, will remain in distance learning for the rest of the current school year, according to Superintendent CJ Cammack.

Mar 31, 2021

After two months as deputy superintendent, Cesar Morales was appointed as acting Ventura County superintendent of schools Monday morning.

Mar 31, 2021

With double masks in place, lead custodian Dave Dombroski methodically disinfects each classroom and office at Park View Elementary School in Simi Valley every school day.

Mar 31, 2021

In closed session, the board directed its attorney to negotiate a contract with Mark Skvarna, who stepped down as fiscal advisor more than a year ago.

Mar 31, 2021

Just days after a first wave of students returned to campus for the first time in a year, the Lodi Unified School District Board of Education on Tuesday evening gave the go-ahead for a full return for all students on April 12.

Mar 31, 2021

Parents have raised concerns about a Fresno Unified School District teacher who traveled in January to Washington, D.C., to attend the pro-Trump rally where a mob wound up storming the Capitol.

Mar 31, 2021

Some parents in South Bay Union — a district of more than 4,200 mostly low-income, mostly Latino students — are questioning why the school board has decided to keep schools closed until July 26, which is the beginning of next school year.

Mar 31, 2021

All five trustees of the Mount Diablo Unified School District board could face a recall effort by some parents who are upset the district did not reopen classrooms quickly enough as the number of COVID-19 cases began declining this year.

Mar 31, 2021

There were no tears and no hesitation Tuesday at Oakland’s Madison Park Academy Primary as the youngest students headed through the gates for their first day of in-person learning, joining classmates they had seen on screens for a year.

Mar 30, 2021

The pandemic has brought grinding frustrations for parents, educators and students across the country. But perhaps no place has matched San Francisco in its level of infighting, public outrage and halting efforts to reopen schools.

Mar 30, 2021

After three hours of debate and discussion, a Novato Unified School District committee has narrowed the district’s potential elementary school closure options to Lu Sutton, Lynwood and Rancho, officials said.

Mar 30, 2021

Teachers, parents and thousands of children descended upon the district’s 46 elementary campuses across the city — and in Avalon, Lakewood and Signal Hill — early Monday in the first major step toward resuming all in-person instruction.

Mar 30, 2021

Elementary students returned to classrooms in Long Beach, Calif., on Monday and campuses from Los Angeles to Boston prepared for significant expansions of in-person instruction as a majority of the nation’s districts have now begun to reopen school buildings.

Mar 30, 2021

When Juliniel Woods and Nuhamin Woldeyes heard how their Pacific Beach school’s first Black educator was treated back in 1945, they launched a campaign to highlight his legacy in San Diego education.

Mar 30, 2021

Some students needed to escape the distractions of learning from home. Some really wanted to make a connection with teachers, even with just two months of the school year left. And some simply miss their friends.

Mar 30, 2021

With fewer than two in five elementary students and less than a quarter of middle and high schoolers returning to in-person learning if campuses were to reopen today, Los Angeles Unified School District officials are pushing hard to convince families it’s safe to send their children back.

Mar 30, 2021

Teachers have had time in distance learning to crystallize their thoughts about teaching during Covid. Many agree that teaching remotely forced them to focus on what's important and to listen closely to the views of students.

Mar 30, 2021

On Monday, nearly all Berkeley public elementary schools resumed in-person classes, opening their doors to children in pre-K through second grade — one of the first districts in the region to do so.

Mar 29, 2021

The difference between 3 feet and 6 feet is drastic in terms of getting more students into an in-person educational environment.

Mar 29, 2021

A dissent by tribal interests has held up the contest over a new name for Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo.

Mar 29, 2021

Pasadena Unified’s middle and high school campuses will reopen for in-person learning on April 20 after the district struck a deal with its teachers union on Friday, March 26, according to a district news release.

Mar 29, 2021

As students return to the classroom in the upcoming weeks for hybrid learning, some believe it's too soon for their community and adversely affects those students who cannot make the return for personal reasons.

Mar 29, 2021

While anxiety about the change — with new responsibilities, such as mask-wearing and social distancing — was a common theme, teachers said any concerns they have are outweighed by the benefits the kids will receive from being able to learn in the classroom.

Mar 29, 2021

Although parents worry about learning loss and how those grades will impact their children, Fresno and Central Unified officials are not considering retention, or holding students back a grade.

Mar 29, 2021

As many of California’s sleeping giant school districts lumber toward April campus reopenings — after more than a year in the suspended animation of distance learning — some parents and teachers have that queasy feeling in the pit of their stomachs.

Mar 29, 2021

More than 1,000 people gathered Sunday for a rally and a march organized by middle school students to protest racism against the Asian American community, spurred on by the young people to denounce hatred and a recent spate of violent attacks.

Mar 29, 2021

A personal reckoning is playing out in hundreds of thousands of homes across the nation’s second-largest school district, where families find themselves in a mind-twisting situation.

Mar 29, 2021

San Luis Obispo County’s largest school districts saw steeper declines in enrollment for this school year compared to years past — and this drop in students may mean losing millions of dollars in state funding for most of the districts.

Mar 29, 2021

Six school districts that profited from one of California’s largest cases of charter school fraud must repay $1 million to the state, a judge ruled Friday. They collected fees from A3 charter schools but failed to oversee the schools.

Mar 29, 2021

Five-year-old Megan was thrilled at the prospect of heading back into her Oakland classroom this week to meet with her kindergarten teacher in person. Instead, Megan will encounter a stranger on Tuesday,

Mar 29, 2021

Just when they thought the Zoom session had ended, a parent and her child listened in disbelief as the teacher unleashed a rant, saying the child had lied and made excuses because “this is what Black people do.”

Mar 26, 2021

The Kern High School District made a big announcement Thursday: It aims to drastically ramp up its reopening plans by bringing back all grade levels by April 28.

Mar 26, 2021

School sites within Ventura Unified School District are working together to promote students turning on their cameras during distance learning through the rest of the school year.

Mar 26, 2021

Students in the Antioch Unified School District will remain in distance learning through the end of the school year, although they”ll have the option of doing their work inside a classroom where an adult can offer support.

Mar 26, 2021

New guidelines that reduce the recommended minimum distance between students from 6 feet to 3 feet should make it easier for California schools to return students to classrooms full time, but most districts are not likely to make the change until the fall.

Mar 26, 2021

The mother of a Black sixth-grader filed a damage claim Thursday against the Palmdale School District alleging a White teacher engaged in a profanity-laced, racially charged rant in unguarded moments following a Zoom session earlier this year with her son.

Mar 26, 2021

On Thursday the California Teachers Association, representing public school teachers who have resisted reopening efforts out of safety concerns, released the results of a poll it commissioned that indicates those dissatisfied parents are a vocal minority.

Mar 26, 2021

More than a dozen Oakland elementary schools and preschools will not reopen as planned Tuesday after the majority, if not all, teachers at the sites opted not to return until required to do so in mid-April, despite an $800 incentive and prioritized vaccinations.

Mar 25, 2021

Superintendent Leslie Garrison wrote in a letter to parents that the district plans to offer 5-day a week, full-day in-person instruction for its elementary students. Currently, the district splits its students into morning and afternoon sections.

Mar 25, 2021

The Bakersfield City School District announced that it plans to reopen its junior high and middle schools to in-person instruction on April 19.

Mar 25, 2021

Next week is spring break, and afterward on April 6 eighth graders in Panama-Buena Vista Union School District will arrive. That will mark the moment the second largest elementary district in Kern County is open to in-person instruction for all grades.

Mar 25, 2021

Superintendent Tom McCoy estimated that between 4,000 and 4,200 students would be returning for hybrid classes across the district's schools. It is not mandatory for students or teachers to come back to campus.

Mar 25, 2021

The Modesto City Schools district has been spared having to make a decision about whether to bring students back to junior high and high school campuses based on a judge’s temporary restraining order.

Mar 25, 2021

California is one of the slowest states to invite students back for fully in-person instruction amid the pandemic, data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education shows.

Mar 25, 2021

San Francisco’s elite Lowell High School is likely to see a shift in its racial and ethnic makeup after it suspended merit-based admission for next school year, according to new district data.

Mar 25, 2021

San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten testified Wednesday in her first congressional hearing for her nomination as U.S. deputy education secretary.

Mar 25, 2021

Students in the Santa Ana Unified School District will finish the academic year the same way they started, via online learning.

Mar 24, 2021

Bakersfield City School District Deputy Superintendent Mark Luque was appointed to be the district's new superintendent Tuesday night, replacing Doc Ervin, who is slated to leave at the end of June.

Mar 24, 2021

Dozens of Marin public schools are expanding reopening plans sooner than expected, clearing a path for all schools to resume full-time, in-person instruction this spring.

Mar 24, 2021

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, K-12 public school districts across California are slowly welcome students back to campus. Yet this reopening effort is happening unevenly, district-by-district. This page tracks California's progress using data from state education officials.

Mar 24, 2021

The Santa Ana Unified School District will not be sending students back to classrooms this year, marking a full year of online learning for one of the largest school districts in California.

Mar 24, 2021

Students up to eighth grade in the Palm Springs Unified School District will be returning to in-class learning in a phased-in approach in April, with dates for a return of high school students expected to be approved soon.

Mar 24, 2021

Natomas Unified will begin welcoming students back on campus five days a week, starting April 12, now that the state and Centers for Disease Control have updated their recommendation for distancing between students.

Mar 24, 2021

Whitney High School launched an investigation over the weekend after students in the school’s Asian Youth Leadership Association club reported to the district that an anonymous Instagram account had sent them hate messages.

Mar 24, 2021

Sweetwater Union High School District plans to give its teachers bonuses to get them to return to campus after more than a year of closed schools and online learning. The bonuses are contingent on the district qualifying for state reopening incentive money.

Mar 24, 2021

A campus without students? It’s been “eerie,” said Turlock High Principal Gabe Ontiveros, who bade farewell to that feeling Monday morning as he welcomed back about 25% of his school’s 2,500 student population.

Mar 24, 2021

The Los Angeles Unified School District may change its policy on how spread apart students must remain in the classroom for the summer and fall — when on-campus activities are also likely to increase — Superintendent Austin Beutner said Tuesday.

Mar 24, 2021

Now, as many California children in the early grades have started to venture back into the classroom after a long year of lockdowns and distance learning, teachers say they are seeing much rejoicing, as well as some anxiety, on campus.

Mar 24, 2021

A tentative agreement reached Friday between West Contra Costa Unified and its employee unions to offer limited in-person instruction beginning April 19 has a local parent group fuming as other districts throughout the state begin to bring students back into classrooms.

Mar 24, 2021

San Francisco school board members gathered for the first time, since the rediscovery of racist tweets posted by one of their own, in a meeting attended by more than 1,000 community members looking to weigh in on the scandal.

Increasingly organized groups of parents advocating for an immediate return to class are emerging as a potent political counterweight to teachers unions.

The teachers union in Sacramento City Unified School District released its framework for reopening for in-person learning on Tuesday, and the plan prioritizes offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all of its 4,500 district employees.

Experts have found that remote instruction falls far short of classroom learning. But surveys have shown that a majority of Black and Latino parents in Los Angeles are still hesitant about sending their children back into schools.

Some teachers are reluctant to return to classroom settings as Orange County students resume at least some in-person learning. So substitute teachers might be in demand more than ever before.

Santa Clara County schools have the green light starting Wednesday to usher in a phased return to real face-to-face lessons. But the vast majority are opting instead to stay the course through the rest of the semester.

At Lucerne Valley Elementary in Southern California’s high desert, hundreds of students have returned to in-person learning and a dramatically different school day.

Pleasanton is the latest city to take a hard look at the role of police in the community and schools — and how to respond to mental health calls. The city agreed to revise its police use of force policies and possibly remove school resource officers.

Rescue Union School District, home to 3,700 students at its five elementary schools and two middle schools, is able to open since the county has remained off of the state’s monitoring list and complied with the long list of requirements to reopen.

Masks will be required at every level. In elementary schools, half of students will end their day at lunchtime, before the other half arrives. Middle and high school kids will trade off and spend two days a week on campus.

At the June 23 Oceanside Unified School Board meeting, Trustee Mike Blessing asked staff to present an option for “100 percent return” in the fall, District Communications Director Matthew Jennings said.