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Dec 13, 2019

The program — announced Wednesday and launched in partnership with the school district and county health department — is believed to be the most ambitious effort in the country to bring these types of services to at-risk students in public schools.

Dec 13, 2019

Fewer California school districts were flagged as needing support for academic improvement, according to statewide ratings released Thursday. Annual state ratings assign colors for how schools and student groups performed in several categories.

Dec 13, 2019

Significantly fewer school districts will require county help this year for poor performance on the state’s school accountability tool, the California School Dashboard, reflecting what State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond called “steady — albeit slow — progress in important areas.”

Dec 13, 2019

Six years after it implemented the policy, L.A. Unified officials, advocates and students say they’ve seen dramatic improvements in campus culture at many schools, providing lessons for California as it attempts to reshape school discipline across the state.

Dec 13, 2019

Kamiah Brown is an example of a student who benefited from the San Francisco Unified School District’s effort to help more students graduate. Nine high schools — out of the district’s 16 total — added African American Success Liasions, like those who helped Brown.

Dec 12, 2019

It was standing room only during a special meeting for the Lincoln Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday night, where a public hearing was held on Aspire Public Schools’ petition to open a charter school in the district.

Dec 12, 2019

Paso Robles High School’s football and swimming coaches are out of their jobs after an audit revealed the district did not adhere to proper hiring processes.

Dec 12, 2019

San Diego Unified will again consider laying off an unknown number of employees to help close a $70 million budget hole expected next year following across-the-board raises, according to new projections presented to school board trustees Tuesday night.

Dec 12, 2019

Cajon Valley Union School District Trustee Jill Barto has filed a lawsuit against her fellow board members and the district’s superintendent, alleging they have restricted her rights and privileges as a board member after she complained about the superintendent’s travel costs and other issues.

Dec 12, 2019

Dale Marsden has resigned as superintendent of San Bernardino City Unified School District after seven years in the post, announcing his departure at the Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Dec 12, 2019

The California State Auditor says the Sacramento City Unified School District has done such a poor job with its finances and labor negotiations that the state Legislature should pass a law to keep the same thing from happening at other school districts.

Dec 11, 2019

Former Fresno Unified School District trustee Brooke Ashjian faces a fine of $23,500 from regulators for an alleged lack of disclosure and for decisions he made while on the board.

Dec 11, 2019

Cajon Valley Union School District Trustee Jill Barto has filed a lawsuit against her fellow board members and the district’s superintendent, alleging they have restricted her rights and privileges as a board member after she complained about the superintendent’s travel costs and other issues.

Dec 11, 2019

After months of controversy surrounding how the vacant seat on the Milpitas school board should be filled, the final decision will be made by voters in a special election on March 3, 2020.

Dec 11, 2019

A coalition of education organizations and school officials on Tuesday called on Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders to place one tax measure on the November 2020 ballot “solely focused on education: quality child care, pre-school, K-12 and higher education.”

Dec 11, 2019

The California state auditor painted a dire picture of Sacramento City Unified School District’s finances in a new report released Tuesday and suggested the district should consider trimming wages and benefits for teachers.

Dec 10, 2019

The parents of a 12-year-old girl who died by suicide last spring are suing her school district, school principal and counselor after they “failed and refused" to act when the girl expressed suicidal thoughts.

Dec 10, 2019

San Ysidro School District, which educates the region’s largest share of homeless students, now requires some families to submit paperwork every 30 days confirming they’re homeless. When a sixth grade student failed to comply, the district unenrolled her.

Dec 10, 2019

County officials have pulled back plans to award Census outreach money to the city of Santa Ana and Santa Ana Unified School District, prompting protests from city and school district officials that it’s retaliation for raising public concerns about a proposed county homeless shelter in their city.

Dec 10, 2019

A lawsuit by a girl who was sexually abused by an educator says San Diego Unified School district officials should have intervened sooner.

Dec 09, 2019

State officials overseeing the anti-bias settlement in the Sausalito Marin City School District have agreed to allow district funds to go to its charter school in Sausalito to stabilize operations there during the current unification process.

Dec 09, 2019

Over the course of several months, Folsom Cordova Unified School District considered shifting hundreds of students who were set to attend Vista del Lago to Folsom High. Some parents are not happy.

Dec 09, 2019

San Marcos parents who have protested changes to the district’s school site leadership will press the issue again at the next school board meeting, which will also include discussion of budget cuts to San Marcos schools.

Dec 09, 2019

Diane Perez was appointed superintendent in April 2013, after nearly nine years in the district. She resigned at the Wednesday, Dec. 4, San Jacinto Unified School District board meeting for personal reasons.

Dec 09, 2019

For years, sheriff’s deputies responded to 20 to 24 incidents of assault or battery on Moreno Valley campuses. But in 2018, the reports more than quadrupled.

Dec 09, 2019

Rey Lupian, who has a child attending John C. Fremont Elementary School in Merced, donated $1,525.25 to clear the outstanding school lunch debt for the entire school.

Dec 06, 2019

Reeling from a fire-ravaged autumn in which “disaster days” have already cost some 800,000 students days and even weeks of instruction, California educators are asking the state to address one of the most sweeping consequences of climate-fueled wildfire: the now-annual mass emergency closures of schools.

Dec 06, 2019

Walk into any classroom in Alpaugh Unified and you will see teaching and learning using the latest technology. Students collaborate on digital documents, give presentations on interactive whiteboards, conduct research and even apply to colleges on Chromebooks.

Dec 06, 2019

A new bill going on next year’s ballot is highly anticipated by local public schools to help fund repairs of old systems and infrastructure, as well as new building projects.

Dec 06, 2019

Without any major policy decisions on the agenda this week, the El Rancho Unified school board meeting ended up raucous just the same.

Dec 06, 2019

For the last two years, financial audit after financial audit has taken Montebello Unified to task for how it handles its money, but on Wednesday, the district’s own auditor told the school board the 2019 audit found improvements in many areas.

Dec 05, 2019

The Oceanside Unified School District Board of Education has revised its rules for public comment after the American Civil Liberties Union warned the district to stop restricting public speech.

Dec 05, 2019

A Marin County judge issued a tentative ruling Wednesday on the use of field lights at San Marin High School in Novato, but the decision does not offer a clear signal to flip the switch one way or the other.

Dec 04, 2019

One of 11 people indicted for the alleged A3 charter school scheme has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit a crime.

Dec 04, 2019

The majority of the money is funding the salaries of mental health specialists at 19 high schools and middle schools, including nine in Oakland and San Leandro, for five years.

Dec 04, 2019

Gordon H. Beatty Elementary School will be converted into a 6th, 7th and 8th-grade middle school for the 2020-21 school year, signaling a long-term change for Buena Park’s northern school district.

Dec 04, 2019

It apparently took a partial collapse of Dublin Elementary School’s ceiling to finally convince all members of the school board to pour money into replacing it — a move that a vocal group of parents has been demanding for months.

Dec 03, 2019

Foster students miss the most school days of any group of students in the state. But school districts and county agencies are trying to improve attendance through various strategies.

Dec 03, 2019

U.S. math scores have not budged significantly since 2003 on the Program for International Student Assessment and the country ranks 31st among 77 education systems worldwide, according to a report on the fall 2018 results.

Dec 03, 2019

Started last year with just transitional kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade, the program was extended to second grade this year.

Dec 02, 2019

One of three charter school representatives on the unification task force in the Sausalito Marin City School District has dropped out, saying he “did not see a pathway through” thorny issues such as financing, governance and structure.

Dec 02, 2019

California schools undercounted their homeless students by at least 37 percent in 2017-18, failing to provide them transportation, counseling, connections to social services and other benefits they’re entitled to under state and federal law, according to a recent state audit.

Dec 02, 2019

The San Diego County Office of Education has taken up an unusual approach to engaging students in school — encouraging more video games.

Dec 02, 2019

Amid growing concern about mental health among teens, Oakland health insurer Blue Shield of California has committed $10 million to improve access to mental health services in the state’s public schools.

Dec 02, 2019

Debra Hendricks, Sylvan’s top administrator for six years, announced in October she will retire at the end of this school year. Sylvan Union is the third largest school district in Stanislaus County, with 8,300 students attending 10 elementary schools and three middle schools.

Nov 26, 2019

California schools are among the most segregated in the nation, according to a recent report from UCLA’s Civil Rights Project research program. They’re more segregated than schools in the deep South, said Gary Orfield, co-director of the program.

Nov 26, 2019

It turns out those across-the-board 3.7 percent raises for San Diego Unified’s 10,500 employees created a big new structural deficit – adding $45 million in annual operating costs for next year.

Nov 26, 2019

Two of south county’s biggest school districts are hoping they can get permission from voters in March to issue hundreds of millions of dollars in bonds to pay for updates and repairs to aging facilities.

Nov 26, 2019

Folsom-based PowerSchool made a major addition on Monday with the acquisition of Schoology, a learning management system software used by millions of students across tens of thousands of K-12 schools nationwide.

Nov 26, 2019

If the tax is approved by two-thirds of voters, property owners would pay 26.5 cents per building square foot. The owner of a 2,400-square-foot house, for instance, could expect to pay about $636 annually.

Nov 25, 2019

A poll by the Public Policy Institute of California, published last week, found that among likely voters surveyed, fewer than half — 48% — would vote for the state bond measure if the election were held today.

Nov 25, 2019

Less than a year into Gov. Gavin Newsom’s term, a variety of early childhood support programs have been outlined in the state budget. Still, universal preschool is a long way off.

Nov 25, 2019

A Sacramento-area school district allegedly threw away students' projects on the Black Lives Matter movement, calling the work too political and inappropriate, according to a new letter from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Nov 25, 2019

Colton Joint Unified School District trustees announced this week that Frank Miranda, assistant superintendent of business services, will succeed Jerry Armendarez as superintendent Jan. 1.

Nov 22, 2019

Despite strong objections from the public, trustees of the Tamalpais Union High School District have unanimously agreed to place a parcel tax renewal and increase measure on the March 3 ballot.

Nov 22, 2019

Nearly half of the teachers at the school are new to campus – and most are new to teaching altogether, a significant shakeup that could disrupt student outcomes.

Nov 22, 2019

The ACLU is demanding that San Juan Unified stop censoring students from political artwork after a teacher threw out art class signs supportive of Black Lives Matter.

Nov 22, 2019

After nearly a decade serving San Jose students, administrators of Summit Public Schools have announced that they will close Summit Rainier — one of their two charter schools in the city — due an inability to secure private facilities for both schools.

Nov 22, 2019

The announcement came just weeks after a former Newark Memorial High School principal sued the district and Sánchez, claiming he was wrongfully forced out of his job, though it’s unclear if the threat of a lawsuit had any part in Sánchez’s decision.

Nov 22, 2019

ASan Francisco Bay Area district has decided to go to the voters in March asking them to approve a $575 million construction bond measure so it can build and upgrade school facilities.

Nov 22, 2019

The most inexperienced and least qualified teachers continue to teach in schools with the highest-needs students in California ­— even though those students require the most expert teachers, and research has shown that the effectiveness of classroom teachers is the biggest in-school factor contributing to students’ achievement.

Nov 21, 2019

Poorer schools in San Diego tend to have less experienced teachers, a trend driven in part by labor laws that allow more senior teachers to bid out of those schools. Some places have experimented with pay increases at high-poverty schools to reverse the trend.

Nov 21, 2019

The Fresno Unified School District board voted unanimously Wednesday night to place a $325 million bond measure on the March 2020 ballot. The board chose the more conservative dollar amount after discussing two other amounts — $390 million and $500 million.

Nov 21, 2019

The Santa Ana Unified School District has a new superintendent: Jerry Almendarez, who comes to Orange County’s second largest school district from Colton Joint Unified in San Bernardino County.

Nov 21, 2019

The California Department of Education has sided with county officials in their latest budget dispute with the Sweetwater Union High School District.

Nov 21, 2019

In a standing room only session, parents told the school board they were angered by Superintendent Carmen Garcia’s choice to hire Emily Parra as principal of San Elijo Elementary School instead of promoting the assistant principal at the campus, Jimmy Miringoff.

Nov 21, 2019

Board members of Modesto City Schools are finding out that $131 million in bond funds won’t stretch that far in making repairs and upgrades to 26 elementary and middle school campuses.

Nov 21, 2019

K-12 schools and community colleges can anticipate a “moderate” 4.2 percent increase in funding in the 2020-21 state budget, instead of a long-anticipated recession, the Legislative Analyst’s Office predicted Wednesday in its annual fiscal forecast.

Nov 20, 2019

A former principal of Newark Memorial High School is suing the school district for wrongful termination and defamation, claiming the superintendent and other officials forced him out with no evidence he did anything wrong, according to a court filing.

Nov 20, 2019

Taking aim at the majority of charter schools in the state, the California Democratic Party has included language in its platform declaring that these schools should be overseen by publicly elected boards, in contrast to the self-appointed boards that run most of them.

Nov 20, 2019

California schools have beefed up their counseling staffs dramatically in the past few years, but the need for student mental health services — to address trauma related to fires, shootings and social media — has far outpaced counselors’ ability to keep pace with student needs.

Nov 20, 2019

Two weeks after the report found that African American students in San Diego Unified schools are half as likely to meet academic standards and more than twice as likely to be suspended than white students, student leaders said they weren't surprised by the findings.

Nov 19, 2019

Just as the dust was starting to settle in the Sausalito Marin City School District, another investigation is kicking up more.

Nov 19, 2019

The project, which is already months into construction, includes a one-story, 9,600-square-foot grounds maintenance and operations building and 30,300-square-foot parking lot.

Nov 19, 2019

With parents, students and school districts on edge after last week’s deadly shooting at a Santa Clarita high school, law enforcement agencies across the region have been fielding numerous reports of people who have threatened similar violence.

Nov 19, 2019

A San Francisco Bay Area superintendent whose job appeared to be in jeopardy was spared from termination after about a dozen community members asked the school board to keep him.

Nov 19, 2019

A new survey suggests that voters have yet to similarly warm up to the latest and heftiest proposal to come before them: a $15 billion state bond for public schools, community colleges and universities that will be decided on the March 3 presidential primary ballot.

Nov 18, 2019

The elephant in the Marin taxpayers’ living room — burgeoning teacher pension costs at local public schools — is the subject of a new report by a Stanford-based policy group.

Nov 18, 2019

The Kentfield School District has filed a lawsuit against the College of Marin, claiming a construction project is violating environmental law and endangering the health of students.

Nov 18, 2019

Bassett Unified plans to ask the voters for more bond money, this time $50 million, but critics say they haven’t fully seen the fruits of previous bonds.

Nov 18, 2019

Teachers in the most high-need schools in the district tend to have less experience than teachers in more affluent schools, according to a data analysis by the Voice of San Diego and the UC San Diego Extension Center for Research.

Nov 18, 2019

An assistant principal has filed a lawsuit against the San Ysidro School District that claims she was harassed over fake rumors of dating a former superintendent and discriminated against when she was twice passed over for promotion.

Nov 18, 2019

Alarmed by the deadly campus assault of a 13-year-old Moreno Valley boy in September and the suicide of a 10-year-old Santa Ana girl in October, some parents are demanding that Temecula schools boldly confront bullying.

Nov 18, 2019

Saying it's owed more than $1 million in back rent, the Antioch Unified School District has given a popular charter school 60 days to pay up about two-thirds of that amount. But both sides have agreed to enter mediation if they can't resolve their dispute.

Nov 18, 2019

California school districts have long struggled with a persistent gap in math test scores between racial and ethnic groups. But at one small rural school district, the gap between Latino and white students has narrowed more than it has at most districts in the state.

Nov 18, 2019

Classes are expected to resume on Monday at schools in West Sonoma County Union High School District after teachers reached a tentative contract agreement with district officials on Friday afternoon.

Nov 18, 2019

More than two months into the school year, San Diego Unified still doesn’t have enough special education teachers and aides to serve its students with disabilities, leading some teachers to worry that some students’ safety and learning may be at risk.

Nov 18, 2019

The trainings sometimes contain graphic and realistic enactments — one in Indiana recently involved shooting teachers “execution-style” with a pellet gun — and may cause distress or even injuries for those involved, critics said.

Nov 15, 2019

The San Ysidro School District last year had the highest percentage of homeless students in San Diego County. Nearly one out of every three SYSD students was classified as homeless.

Nov 15, 2019

The San Diego County District Attorney’s office announced Thursday that it’s launching an online reporting tool for students, parents or school employees to report abuse in schools, as well as a task force to handle complaints.

Nov 15, 2019

Saugus High School’s extraordinarily detailed safety plan likely helped students and staff remain calm and enabled sheriff’s deputies to quickly secure the scene of a campus shooting that left two students dead and four wounded.

Nov 15, 2019

Amid a deficit that has ballooned from $10 million to $48 million in a few months, a San Francisco Bay Area superintendent’s job is on the line as attention focuses on keeping the district solvent.

Nov 14, 2019

A year-and-a-half after their last contract ended, Redlands Unified teachers and classified employees have a new agreement with retroactive 3% raises for the last and the current school years.

Nov 14, 2019

Pleasanton voters will be asked whether they’re willing to pay for a $323 million bond to upgrade local schools — the second bond in three years.

Nov 14, 2019

Protesters, again, drove Oakland Unified school board members out of their seats during Wednesday night’s school board meeting, and into a secluded room where they finished their meeting.

Nov 14, 2019

A report issued last week concludes that the high cost of school employee pensions is very much on voters’ minds — a bad omen for other districts considering parcel taxes to supplement state funding for schools.

Nov 13, 2019

A $17.5 million project to replace and upgrade high-speed wiring at all of Montebello Unified’s campuses — halted because required paperwork was never filed with the state — is now the subject of three lawsuits filed against the district.

Nov 13, 2019

The chief of the Baldwin Park Unified School District Police Department is suing the district, alleging she has not been allowed to return to work after being put on administrative leave earlier this year amid blogger and news reports that she had a criminal history.

Nov 13, 2019

Max Benson died after being restrained at an El Dorado Hills non-public school for special needs children in November 2018. He was restrained face-down by school staff for one hour and 45 minutes, according to court documents.

Nov 13, 2019

Sweetwater Union High School District may have to make budget cuts of up to $36 million for next school year in order to make ends meet, according to recent calculations by county officials.

Nov 13, 2019

After a chaotic Oakland Unified school board meeting in October, when protesters rushed a metal barricade and were struck by police with batons and arrested, the school board — fearing the same protesters would return — banned the public from its first meeting of November and may do it again Wednesday.

Nov 13, 2019

Since becoming superintendent, Kyla Johnson-Trammel has had to take on a fiscal crisis — much of it due to declining enrollments over several years — management decisions made before she arrived and after, the impact of charter school enrollments and poor fiscal controls.

Nov 13, 2019

Hundreds of immigrants, students and immigrant-rights activists walked out of classes and traveled downtown to show their support for the program protecting classmates brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents as children from deportation and allowing them to work or study.

Nov 12, 2019

A new Bakersfield City School District elementary school proposed for the southwest corner of Masterson Street and Paladino Drive in northeast Bakersfield is scheduled to open fall 2023, according to district documents.

Nov 12, 2019

Even as efforts continue to join Sausalito and Marin City’s schools, Willow Creek Academy charter school officials say they are struggling financially amid dropping enrollment.

Nov 12, 2019

A rotating cast of appointed executives has been leading the Inglewood Unified Schools since the district fell into state receivership in 2012. L.A. County Education officials have named Erika Torres as the district’s sixth leader in the last seven years.

Nov 12, 2019

A Fresno County court commissioner has denied a Bullard High cheerleader’s request for a temporary restraining order against Fresno Unified Trustee Terry Slatic.

Nov 12, 2019

The district will be asking voters in March to approve a $398 million bond measure. It would raise money through the sale of bonds to further chip away at facilities needs at 19 campuses that were estimated at $1.2 billion in 2014.

Nov 12, 2019

The Oakland school board Wednesday closed its meeting to the public amid fears that opponents of the district’s plan to close schools would attend and disrupt it as occurred on Oct. 23. Officials said the board may similarly close its meeting next Wednesday.

Nov 12, 2019

In this seaside town, readers of the local paper recently came upon a curious photo: the school district superintendent and four administrators standing and smiling in a field of marijuana plants.

Nov 08, 2019

A former Corona-Norco school district assistant superintendent and the president of an Ontario construction firm that specializes in building schools have been charged with more than two dozen felonies related to the theft of more than $1 million, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday, Nov. 7.

Nov 08, 2019

The Camp Fire burned homes, shops, restaurants, parks — many treasured pieces of an old mining town. It also left thousands of children displaced from their schools — at least from their campuses or even their teachers and peers.

Nov 08, 2019

A former Corona-Norco school district assistant superintendent and the president of an Ontario construction firm that specializes in building schools have been charged with more than two dozen felonies related to the theft of more than $1 million.

Nov 08, 2019

The Los Angeles Unified School District will explore whether it’s possible to allow noncitizen parents to vote in school board elections. Board members approved the formation of a study group to look into a “potential future ballot measure” granting this right.

Nov 08, 2019

Members of the Vista Unified School District board on Wednesday carved out more than $10 million from the $13.3 million it must ultimately cut from next year’s budget.

Nov 08, 2019

California’s homeless K-12 students are being under-counted by several school districts, and also being neglected by the state Department of Education, according to a newly released report.

Nov 08, 2019

David Carter, the Milpitas High School teacher who was widely scorned for wearing blackface to school on Halloween to look like rapper-activist Common, told this news organization Thursday that he now realizes he went too far.

Nov 08, 2019

California’s spending on special education students has increased by nearly 30 percent over the past decade — from $10.8 billion to $13 billion in inflation-adjusted figures, according to a new report.

Nov 07, 2019

Fresno Unified School District trustees are considering placing a multi-million dollar bond measure on the March 2020 ballot that could help attract and retain teachers, plus improve aging school facilities.

Nov 07, 2019

California’s largest school district decided Tuesday it will not rate its schools and instead will share data publicly that provides deeper insight into student growth. The Los Angeles Unified board voted 6-1 to stop a proposal that would have assigned each school a single rating on a 1-to-5 scale.

Nov 07, 2019

Both supporters and opponents of a proposed $15 billion school and college construction bond headed for the March 2020 state ballot are somewhat apprehensive now that the Secretary of State has designated it Proposition 13.

Nov 07, 2019

Even when California schools install new heating and ventilation systems, the contractors aren’t properly adjusting or programming the units to provide enough ventilation to protect the health and welfare of students or their teachers, according to a new study.

Nov 06, 2019

The Kern High School District's Board of Education approved a policy at its meeting Monday night that explains what interactions are deemed inappropriate between staff members and students.

Nov 06, 2019

Those iconic yellow school buses seen driving through Bakersfield and Kern County could get a hint of green added to them as local school districts look into electric options.

Nov 06, 2019

Voters in the Reed Union School District have passed Measure E, a replacement and continuation parcel tax, in final election night results Tuesday.

Nov 06, 2019

The Northern Humboldt Union High School District school board initiated an investigation into the events surrounding the district office on Halloween led by an outside investigator as well as an attorney. Pending the results, the board will make a decision on the consequences for the district employees involved.

Nov 06, 2019

The Trinity County Health Department plans to set the nation’s first mold safety threshold for schools, and Superintendent Jamie Green is calling on lawmakers to protect students state-wide.

Nov 06, 2019

A Southern California school district will pay $28.5 million in damages after a boy with special needs was hit by a car and severely injured while under the supervision of school personnel, attorneys said Tuesday.

Nov 06, 2019

Multiple years of destructive wildfires and planned power outages have closed California schools for an unprecedented number of days, leaving school districts and the state struggling to adjust to what many call the “new normal.”

Nov 06, 2019

Faced with looming budget deficits, the Vista Unified School District board of directors has begun the painstaking process of shaving $13.3 million from its budget for the next school year.

Nov 06, 2019

San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten said she will ask the school board to join Los Angeles Unified’s class action lawsuit against one of the country’s leading e-cigarette companies.

Nov 06, 2019

The Los Angeles school board rejected a proposal to give Yelp-like ratings to its schools, but agreed Tuesday to make data on how students perform year to year on standardized tests more easily available.

Nov 06, 2019

The California State Auditor sharply criticized the Legislature and State Board of Education for failing to ensure that billions of dollars have been spent on low-income children and other targeted students.

Nov 06, 2019

A new state audit has found that the state’s landmark school funding law isn’t adequately ensuring that targeted money is actually going to the disadvantaged students it’s supposed to help.

Nov 06, 2019

San Francisco voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly gave the city permission to build housing projects for teachers and educators on publicly owned land, while a $600 million affordable housing bond, the largest in the city’s history, leads with a narrow margin.

Nov 05, 2019

The average school in the United States was built in 1959 and is now 60 years old. In California, the Office of Public School Construction requires schools to inspect 15 systems and areas, then rank each area one of four ways.

Nov 05, 2019

Many victims of teacher misconduct say their experiences still haunt them regularly – not just because of the abuse or harassment itself, but because the way their cases were handled complicated the healing process.

Nov 04, 2019

Milpitas Unified School District staff member wore blackface on Halloween and imitated an African-American rapper and social activist, upsetting and disturbing a group of district leaders, students, and teachers, according to a school board member.

Nov 04, 2019

Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell said she is moving ahead with plans to close Kaiser Elementary at the end of this school year and merge it with Sankofa Elementary. The district’s plan calls for school closings, mergers or expansions every year over the next three years.

Nov 04, 2019

The Los Angeles Unified School District’s board on Tuesday is expected to pass a resolution directing Superintendent Austin Beutner to organize a work group that will study the possibility of giving voting rights to all parents and legal guardians of students in the district, regardless of citizenship.

Nov 04, 2019

Dissatisfaction with brick-and-mortar public schools is helping drive thousands of families to dozens of California charter schools that offer personalized approaches to education, such as home schooling.

Nov 01, 2019

SUSD joins both the Lodi and Manteca unifieds in providing students and their parents with another way to keep track of what’s going on within their districts.

Nov 01, 2019

Several school districts have canceled classes Friday because of the Maria Fire burning near Santa Paula.

Nov 01, 2019

All schools in Sonoma County will stay closed through at least Friday as the North Bay continues to grapple with the Kincade Fire.

Nov 01, 2019

While some California schools shut their doors in October during a blackout intended to prevent wildfires, lessons continued outdoors for a group of students tucked away high in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Nov 01, 2019

After months of rallies, teary testimonials and a final 11-hour negotiation session, the Berkeley Unified School District and the Berkeley Federation of Teachers have finally reached a tentative agreement on the union’s new contract.

Nov 01, 2019

An independent investigation into allegations that Yucaipa High football players have directed racial slurs toward players from Carter High in Rialto before, during and after their past three Citrus Belt League meetings has been launched on behalf of the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District, an attorney representing the district said this week.

Nov 01, 2019

He said he wanted one less obstacle in the bumpy path to education children too often must navigate.

Nov 01, 2019

Last month, the board approved the “Declaration of the Rights of All Students to Equity in Arts Learning,” joining Moreno Valley and Murrieta Valley Unified School Districts in the move.