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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.

Sep 24, 2021

The school district promised to investigate every video and to monitor and use social media footage to hold students accountable, whether it be through disciplinary consequences or involving law enforcement.

Sep 24, 2021

A viral TikTok trend in which students record themselves vandalizing school property and post the videos online has reached the Glendora Unified School District, prompting administrators at two schools to temporarily close some restrooms during school hours.

Sep 24, 2021

More than half of the state’s students are reading below grade level, including students in many Sacramento-area schools, according to a survey that assessed third-grade reading performance in nearly 300 school districts

Sep 24, 2021

School districts confirmed a little over 200 cases the week beginning Sept. 12, according to the county’s COVID-19 schools dashboard. Most of the cases were reported among high school students.

Sep 24, 2021

The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a tentative agreement with its teachers union to provide live online instruction to students quarantining at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sep 24, 2021

One of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s and the Legislature’s most ambitious and expensive education programs — the extension of the school day and of the school year for elementary school students — won’t happen this year, at least in most districts.

Sep 24, 2021

California is considering requiring children 12 and older to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in order to attend school, the state’s top health official said Thursday.

Sep 24, 2021

As California launches a new literacy campaign, some advocates worry that for English learners, a focus on sounding out words will come at the expense of learning the meaning of words.

Sep 24, 2021

The Redlands Unified School District has agreed to pay $11 million to settle a lawsuit filed by seven victims and alleged victims of a former Clement Middle School teacher who is serving a 74-year prison sentence for sexual abuse.

Sep 24, 2021

In Oakland, students age 12 and older will soon have to get COVID-19 vaccines, with exemptions for “personal belief” reasons, perhaps starting in January.

Sep 23, 2021

The vote made Oakland the first school district in northern California to mandate COVID vaccination a requirement for attending school. Los Angeles Unified approved a similar mandate for students earlier this month.

Sep 23, 2021

California is home to the largest number of Afghan refugees in the country. Many families that fled Afghanistan last month after the Taliban seized power are expected to resettle in these parts of California.

Sep 23, 2021

LAUSD and its teachers union have agreed on a "continuity of learning plan" for students and teachers who are sent home to quarantine because of COVID. The deal involves a 5% salary raise and a virtual live-streaming agreement.

Sep 23, 2021

More than half of the state’s students are reading below grade level, including students in many Sacramento-area schools, according to a survey that assessed third-grade reading performance in nearly 300 school districts

Sep 23, 2021

A few months after Turlock high school students protested their dress code for unfairly targeting females, school officials drafted a new policy — and for the first time, they invited students to help.

Sep 23, 2021

One of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s and the Legislature’s most ambitious and expensive education programs — the extension of the school day and of the school year for elementary school students — won’t happen this year, at least in most districts.

Sep 23, 2021

Teachers in the Los Angeles school district would receive a 5% raise and bonuses under a tentative agreement announced Wednesday by L.A. Unified and the teachers union.

Sep 22, 2021

The Kern High School District has unveiled a dashboard on its website that notifies the public about positive COVID cases on its campuses and worksites, providing a snapshot of the largest district in the county.

Sep 22, 2021

The San Benito High School Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution Sept. 14 to renew the district’s agreement with the Hollister Police Department to provide police services on campus for three years beginning Oct. 1.

Sep 22, 2021

San Diego Unified’s district physician says an experimental alternative to home quarantine is keeping more students in classrooms following a COVID-19 exposure, but it’s also posing daunting administrative burdens for school staff.

Sep 22, 2021

The Oakland school board is expected to decide Wednesday evening whether to become the first school district in Northern California to require their students be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Sep 22, 2021

The Piedmont Unified School District’s Board of Education held the first reading at their Sept. 14 meeting for revising policy to add COVID-19 vaccinations to the existing list of vaccinations required for enrollment in the district.

Sep 22, 2021

With students back on campus after 18 months of mostly learning from home, the Long Beach Unified School is facing a new challenge: a substitute teacher shortage.

Sep 22, 2021

After years in which reading scores throughout the state fell short, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced a new initiative Tuesday that would get all California third-grade students reading by 2026.

Sep 21, 2021

A viral social media trend that encourages students to vandalize school property is affecting Ventura County schools, officials said.

Sep 21, 2021

Schools in San Luis Obispo County have reported hundreds of positive COVID-19 cases among students and employees since the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

Sep 21, 2021

Student enrollment dipped in the San Carlos School District this new school year, leaving officials to assume it was the victim of a statewide trend of pandemic-related restrictions on in-person instruction pushing kids out of the public system and state.

Sep 21, 2021

One of the largest school districts in the Bay Area delayed a vote scheduled for this week on a proposal to require COVID-19 vaccination for staff and eligible students.

Sep 21, 2021

After a group protesting mask-wearing mandates disrupted a meeting earlier this month, district officials announced that future meetings will take place strictly online for the safety of staff and board members.

Sep 20, 2021

After again hearing pleas to stop using the logo, linked to Christopher Columbus’ sailing ship despite a lack of connection to Santa Maria, board members on Tuesday directed staff to return with a process and timeline for finding a replacement.

Sep 20, 2021

A national TikTok trend has inspired some San Luis Obispo County high school students to steal or damage thousands of dollars of school property over the past few weeks.

Sep 20, 2021

Substitute pools are draining in school districts throughout the Peninsula, an issue that has both been exacerbated by and continues to aggravate pressures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sep 20, 2021

The long-awaited start of the new school year coincided with a wave of COVID-19 cases driven by the highly contagious delta variant, creating plenty of anxiety over what would happen when millions of California kids gathered in classrooms, many for the first time since March 2020.

Sep 20, 2021

Some parents are being forced to decide between risking sending their kids with disabilities to school and getting all their needs met or keeping them at home and forfeiting their special education services.

Sep 20, 2021

More than 100 Santa Ana Unified School district teachers and other workers have gone without pay for at least a month, drawing increasing questions about the district’s management.

Sep 20, 2021

Central Unified community members will have the chance to give input on school name and mascot changes. On Tuesday, the Central Unified board voted to create a committee to study mascot and name changes for Central Unified.

Sep 20, 2021

A recent social media trend that encourages students to vandalize or steal school property has prompted education leaders in recent days to send out memos or warnings to staff and parents as they seek to minimize possible damage to their campuses.

Sep 20, 2021

At least 250 students in Denair Unified School District were quarantined as of Friday morning, including the entire varsity and junior varsity football and volleyball teams.

Sep 20, 2021

Sacramento City Unified School District is considering a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students old enough to be eligible, and it appears to have support from the district’s board of trustees.

Sep 20, 2021

Malibu got one step closer to its ultimate goal Saturday: a divorce from the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and control over its students’ educational futures. But a resolution is probably years away.

Sep 20, 2021

At least 111 new teachers were not compensated on time and told they would have to wait until the end of September for a paycheck, according to Barbara Pearson, president of the Santa Ana Educators’ Association.

Sep 20, 2021

In California, home to the largest number of Afghan refugees in the country, school officials are preparing for an influx of refugee students who fled Afghanistan with their families after the Taliban seized power in the country last month.

Sep 17, 2021

The good news is overall case and hospitalization rates in California and around the country have been declining since a summer peak in late August. But case rates among children have come down more slowly than the adult population, and kids now make up a greater share of infections.

Sep 17, 2021

A disproportionate number of black students and those learning English placed in special education classrooms in a California school district were subjected to a "toxic" environment, denied services they needed, and received "grossly inferior educations."

Sep 17, 2021

Parents are outraged that the Ocean View School District has cut bus services for some students, leaving them worried about how their kids will get to and from school safely as parents have to work.

Sep 17, 2021

While state public health mandates call for students and staff to wear masks indoors, officials have largely left testing students for COVID-19 up to school districts — causing many Orange County parents to wonder if testing is required or not.

Sep 17, 2021

Federal regulators announced charges Thursday against the Sweetwater Union High School District and its former chief financial officer for filing filed false reports about tens of millions of dollars in municipal bonds.

Sep 17, 2021

A viral social media challenge has led Stanislaus County students to steal or damage soap dispensers, hand dryers, sinks and more from school bathrooms. The students are participating in the “devious lick” trend that started on video-sharing app TikTok earlier this month.

Sep 17, 2021

One early morning before students arrived, high school Principal Kate Sohn stood outside the gym and took in the reimagined version of the mural that had sparked so much controversy three years ago that it was almost destroyed.

Sep 17, 2021

Aday after he resoundingly defeated a Republican-led recall effort, Gov. Gavin Newsom touted California schools’ safety record and doubled down on his push for vaccines, masks, testing and other measures to curb the spread of Covid.

Sep 17, 2021

Proposals to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for tens of thousands of staff and students in two Bay Area school districts are drawing support from health experts and many families — though some parents and students expressed trepidation.

Sep 17, 2021

Leaders of San Diego’s largest school district plan to discuss mandating vaccines for employees and eligible students who are ages 12 and older, officials announced Thursday. San Diego Unified School Board members are scheduled to publicly discuss the topic on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Sep 17, 2021

School districts in Los Angeles County can now offer a modified quarantine option to certain unvaccinated students who were exposed to a positive COVID-19 case, thus allowing them to continue attending classes in person under certain circumstances, the county’s chief public health officer announced on Thursday, Sept. 16.

Sep 17, 2021

One of the first Sacramento City Unified School District campuses to reopen this fall experienced an outbreak of coronavirus cases in its first month back, but remained open after the local health office reversed its recommendation of a two-week campus closure, district officials and the county health officer said.

Sep 17, 2021

The early weeks of fully opened Los Angeles County schools have coincided with declining pediatric coronavirus cases, the first indication campuses are generally operating safely without a troubling number of outbreaks.

Sep 16, 2021

Marin middle and high schools students involved in “high-risk” outdoor activities such as sports or performing arts will need to be vaccinated or commit to weekly COVID-19 testing, county officials said Tuesday.

Sep 16, 2021

A few minutes after the school board meeting began on the football field in Oakhurst on Wednesday, a man standing below the bleachers started shouting over the speaker.

Sep 16, 2021

Fresno teachers say “morale is fading fast,” and they feel “uninformed, unsupported, and disconnected” from district leadership as they struggle to teach amid the latest challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sep 16, 2021

A myriad of community disasters over the past five years including the Oroville Dam spillway failure and numerous wildfires including the 2018 Camp Fire, 2020 North Complex with the addition of onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 have taken an undue toll on the mental health of those living in Butte County including youth.

Sep 16, 2021

The school boards for two of the Bay Area’s biggest public school districts — Oakland and West Contra Costa Unified — plan to vote next week on whether to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all staff and eligible students 12 and older.

Sep 15, 2021

Yreka High School is on its second week of remote learning due to increased COVID-19 cases in Siskiyou County.

Sep 15, 2021

The San Dieguito Union High School District board approved moving forward with a new timeline to appoint its next superintendent, aiming to potentially have its next leader selected by Sept. 27 and the contract ratified by the Oct. 14 board meeting.

Sep 15, 2021

San Diego Unified School Board members Tuesday voted on annual reviews of former Superintendent Cindy Marten and her replacement, interim Superintendent Lamont Jackson, determining the school leaders and district have shown some progress in key areas since last year.

Sep 15, 2021

Trustees approved six goals in April to better serve marginalized students in Modesto City Schools. On Monday, the board was informed of the people assigned to each project and the dates at which they will report progress.

Sep 15, 2021

A resolution that would have allowed school police officers to be placed back on campuses was rejected by the Los Angeles Unified school board on Tuesday, Sept. 14, seven months after the majority of board members voted to permanently move them off campuses in the first place.

Sep 15, 2021

To simplify the often-confusing Covid testing process in schools, an increasing number of districts in California are turning to “pool testing” as a way to save time, reduce hassles and keep students in school.

Sep 14, 2021

Schurr High School, closed since the beginning of the school year in August as a result of a rat infestation, will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 13, according to a recent letter sent to parents from Larry McKiernan Gonzalez, the school’s principal.

Sep 14, 2021

Various school district officials in Orange County will be presented with resolutions calling for the removal of mask mandates at schools at the request of residents.

Sep 14, 2021

Experts and activists are questioning whether staff at Valhalla High received proper training before a male staffer pinned a female student face-down with a knee on her neck last month.

Sep 14, 2021

The project is intended to see if the at-home kits will increase the ability to control the spread of the virus for students in Marin and ultimately statewide — particularly in the 5- to 11-year-old age group not yet eligible for the vaccine.

Sep 14, 2021

A student protest over the dress code at San Diego County’s Grossmont High School “escalated” Monday afternoon, with apples and water bottles being thrown and students refusing to return to class after lunch, prompting a police respone.

Sep 14, 2021

A former high school track and field athlete is suing the East Side Union High School District for allegedly failing to act after being alerted that her coach sexually abused her.

Sep 14, 2021

The assertive move last week by the Los Angeles Unified School District to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for students has thrust the issue before education policymakers, especially those who support vaccines as essential to curb the pandemic.

Sep 14, 2021

Before heading home for the year Friday, state lawmakers adopted a measure intended to make it easier for districts to educate students during a Covid quarantine.

Sep 14, 2021

Outcomes for disabled students — especially those who are Black or English learners — in one Bay Area school district are so poor that the district is essentially denying the students their right to an education, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.

Sep 13, 2021

California public schools and colleges would have to stock their restrooms with free menstrual products under legislation sent Thursday to Gov. Gavin Newsom as women's rights advocates push nationwide for affordable access to pads, tampons and other items.

Sep 13, 2021

Some Orange County taxpayers are paying 10 times as much as others for school bonds – a difference that’s difficult to see as officials get ready to adjust how much homeowners pay for the construction debt.

Sep 13, 2021

Some 550 students were part of the Sept. 10 “soft launch” of a mandatory COVID-19 weekly testing program. In coming weeks, the testing will be required for some 6,000 employees and 44,000 students at the Santa Ana Unified School District.

Sep 13, 2021

Students who are sidelined by the delta variant of COVID-19 might be able to take classes via independent study during quarantine, state officials confirmed. In addition, school districts will not lose state funding over student absences in quarantine.

Sep 13, 2021

The “Smarter Balanced” standardized tests in math and English language arts that California students will take in the spring to measure their academic progress will have fewer questions and take less time than the pre-Covid versions.

Sep 13, 2021

California school officials would have a standardized method for identifying the thousands of homeless students who attend the state’s K-12 schools and have access to funding to support them under a bill the Legislature approved this week.

Sep 13, 2021

Coronavirus case rates for children of all ages are declining in Los Angeles County — a trend that comes even as hundreds of thousands of youngsters return to school.

Sep 13, 2021

While Los Angeles Unified became the first major district in the nation to issue a vaccine mandate for all eligible students, other school districts are in a holding pattern.

Sep 13, 2021

Shannon Huffaker said the anger she carries with her about the year of in-person education her daughter and son lost during the pandemic still feels like a raw wound.

Sep 13, 2021

After several discussions, Laguna Beach Unified school board members agreed there would be no mandatory COVID-19 testing for students in the district’s four schools.

Sep 13, 2021

One of the two masterminds behind a massive charter school scheme that defrauded the state out of tens of millions of dollars was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay $18.75 million in fines in San Diego Superior Court on Friday.

Sep 10, 2021

Kern County school districts have begun to unveil public dashboards on their websites that include information about positive COVID cases within their own school communities.

Sep 10, 2021

The number of new coronavirus cases at Marin schools this fall is on par with a year ago — even though the situation was starkly different then and there was no delta variant, a health official said Thursday.

Sep 10, 2021

The number of COVID-19 cases reported in Ventura County public and private schools reached an all-time high in August as students returned to campus.

Sep 10, 2021

The LAUSD school board voted 6-0, with one member recusing himself, on Thursday, Sept. 9, to impose a vaccine mandate on students, a move which officials acknowledged could spur other school systems to follow suit.

Sep 10, 2021

In the North Bay, an elementary school is cutting COVID-19 risk, by cutting lunch. At least, that's the plan from the Windsor School District. The kids are only allowed 14 minutes to eat.

Sep 10, 2021

In California, a new back-to-school law — part of Assembly Bill 130 — does give parents the right to opt out, but it also sharply limits the alternatives schools can offer to students who choose to stay off-campus.

Sep 10, 2021

It’s going to get harder for the one in four eligible Americans — nearly 80 million — and one in five Californians yet to be vaccinated to avoid the shots. President Joe Biden ratcheted up pressure on the unvaccinated Thursday.

Sep 10, 2021

Stanislaus County schools reported 265 COVID-19 cases between Aug. 29 and Sept. 4, with the largest portion among pre-K through fourth-grade students who are not eligible to be vaccinated.

Sep 10, 2021

Back-to-school 2021 marks the third academic year the education of California’s 6 million children has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sep 10, 2021

Under the district’s mandate, the first students affected would be those involved in activities such as sports. Those students who are 12 or older would have to receive a first vaccine dose no later than Oct. 3.

Sep 10, 2021

The number of new coronavirus cases at Marin schools this fall is on par with a year ago — even though the situation was starkly different then and there was no delta variant, a health official said Thursday.

Sep 10, 2021

The Los Angeles Unified school board voted Thursday to require all students 12 and older be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by January, making it the largest public school district in the nation to mandate coronavirus vaccines for students.

Sep 10, 2021

Weeks after most districts began the school year, some students who enrolled in independent study — the only option for those opting out of in-person learning — have yet to begin instruction, be assigned a teacher or be enrolled in all required courses.

Sep 09, 2021

As Siskiyou County continues to deal with a wave of COVID-19 cases, schools are having a difficult time keeping students in class. Several have transitioned their students to independent study.

Sep 09, 2021

A COVID-19 outbreak at Carmel High School was confirmed Tuesday night after testing revealed 15 positive cases throughout the campus over the past 14 days, according to a message sent out to Carmel Unified School District parents and staff.

Sep 09, 2021

Three Fresno Unified trustees have formally requested Terry Slatic be censured a second time. Trustee Veva Islas formalized the request for censure in an email to the FUSD administration dated Sept. 3.

Sep 09, 2021

Hundreds of Sacramento City Unified School District families wishing to have their students learn virtually in 2021-22 amid the COVID-19 pandemic are still waiting for the district’s independent study program to launch.

Sep 09, 2021

Stanislaus County schools reported 265 COVID-19 cases between Aug. 29 and Sept. 4, with the largest portion among pre-K through fourth-grade students who are not eligible to be vaccinated.

Sep 09, 2021

The events of Sept. 11 aren’t formally part of high school history lessons — California’s curriculum standards have not been updated since the late 1990s — but Southern California teachers talk about it each year near the anniversary of the attacks.

Sep 09, 2021

All Los Angeles public school children 12 and older would have to be fully vaccinated by January to enter campus — sooner for students involved in many extracurricular activities — under a proposal to be voted on Thursday by the Board of Education.

Sep 09, 2021

Even in the heart of Silicon Valley whose technological wonders made it possible, online “distance learning” proved so unpopular that Cupertino parents mounted a recall drive against their school board president.

Sep 09, 2021

High school students in California could all be required to learn about the contributions and oppression of people of color in America, if Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a bill sent to him Wednesday by state legislators.

Sep 08, 2021

Central Middle School in Oroville has been put on a two-week quarantine because of a high number of “quarantined, ill and COVID positive students.”

Sep 08, 2021

Schools in San Luis Obispo County have reported hundreds of positive COVID-19 cases among students and employees at the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

Sep 08, 2021

State lawmakers are scrambling to craft a better solution for COVID-quarantined students — after schools and parents complained that recent changes to independent study laws were leaving them in the lurch.

Sep 08, 2021

A parent group is working to remove a newly-appointed member of the Chula Vista School Board, alleging the board was playing favorites when it selected him.

Sep 08, 2021

A panel of a national Hispanic organization is investigating an Inland school district where racism was alleged during football and volleyball games in August.

Sep 08, 2021

Three weeks into the new school year, Marin County Public Health has investigated 71 positive COVID-19 cases, four of which are suspected of being in-school transmissions, a top county official reported Tuesday.

Sep 08, 2021

A clear majority of Los Angeles Board of Education members either favor or lean toward requiring eligible students to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Sep 08, 2021

Research released Monday found that the benefits for San Francisco Unified students who took an ethnic studies course in ninth grade lasted throughout high school.

Sep 08, 2021

Of the 46 candidates on the ballot to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom, EdSource sent questionnaires regarding K-12 issues to the four leading Republican candidates. Click on the photos to read their responses.

Sep 08, 2021

If voters recall Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 14, the Republican who then replaces him should grow armadillo armor, gird for a combative year and temper expectations about campaign promises he made to reform California education.

Sep 07, 2021

School administrators say that a shallow pool of substitutes to cover when both teachers and classified staff are out during a surge of COVID absences has created struggles for staff, students and parents.

Sep 07, 2021

The union for L.A. Unified School District teachers appears set to guarantee that all students who are quarantined because of COVID-19 will have access to live video simulcasts of their teachers' classroom instruction.

Sep 07, 2021

Class sizes for Montebello Unified students are shrinking — by as much as 11 and 13 students fewer per class in some elementary school grades — under a new agreement with the teachers union.

Sep 07, 2021

A policy that could lead to renaming some Riverside schools for minorities and women who have made significant contributions has been approved by Riverside school leaders.

Sep 07, 2021

Marin County will seek to intervene in a legal fight between the California School Boards Association and State Controller Betty Yee over the use of local property tax revenue used to fund schools.

Sep 07, 2021

The Los Angeles teachers union has dropped its demand for mandating that eligible students receive a COVID-19 vaccine, but the move appears to be more about bargaining strategy rather than a lack of support for the move.

Sep 07, 2021

Parents who spent the spring battling public school boards in a state that trailed the country in returning kids to classrooms fear California is falling back on its promise to keep them there this fall.

Sep 07, 2021

Just weeks after schools reopened for the school year, some rural California campuses are closing temporarily to stop Covid outbreaks from spreading among students and staff.

Sep 07, 2021

A San Diego group and three San Diego parents are suing the state education department for allegedly including an Aztec prayer in its model ethnic studies curriculum.

Sep 07, 2021

A group of parents at Mount Diablo Unified failed to gather enough signatures by Friday’s deadline to force a recall election against five school board members.

Sep 07, 2021

The Grossmont Union High School District is investigating after a male school staff member knelt on a female student’s neck while intervening in an altercation between two students.

Sep 07, 2021

Across California, the substitute teacher shortage is another burden in an already challenging school year. Administrators are taking desperate steps to make sure there’s an adult in the classroom when teachers are absent.

Sep 07, 2021

Responding to districts’ complaints, the Newsom administration and legislative leaders are proposing revising requirements for educating and funding quarantined students through independent study this year.

Sep 07, 2021

As schools reopen, frequent Covid testing is meant to be a crucial tool in controlling virus outbreaks on campus. But so far, testing in many districts remains inconsistent and disorganized.

Sep 03, 2021

A group of students and a school parent spoke in favor of reinstituting outside events such as rallies and dances during public comment at a Tamalpais Union High School District board meeting Tuesday.

Sep 03, 2021

A total of 27 students have been identified as involved with the racist incident at Salinas High School that incited an uproar on social media earlier this month, according to a statement the Salinas Union High School District posted on Facebook Wednesday night.

Sep 03, 2021

A 17-year-old student at the Santee Education Complex was shot in the leg Thursday afternoon, Sept. 2, as classes at the South Los Angeles campus were letting out, authorities said, leaving the teen with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sep 03, 2021

A Moreno Valley volleyball coach and teacher has accused students at a Hemet high school of racially harassing her players, including making “monkey noises.”

Sep 03, 2021

The war of words between Fresno Unified School Board Trustee Terry Slatic and top district officials took another twist Wednesday when one of his fellow trustees criticized Slatic’s “temper tantrum tactics.”

Sep 03, 2021

Three students from the Sacramento City Unified School District went to Afghanistan to be with a family member who was having heart problems. They spent seven days crammed outside an airport, trying to come home, before bombs ripped through a crowd last week.

Sep 03, 2021

Three students from the Sacramento City Unified School District went to Afghanistan to be with a family member who was having heart problems. They spent seven days crammed outside an airport, trying to come home, before bombs ripped through a crowd last week.

Sep 03, 2021

Summerville High School in Tuolumne County closed Thursday and will remain shut Friday due to a spike in COVID-19 cases on campus, the Sonora Union Democrat reported. Students were sent home before lunch Thursday, according to the Union Democrat.

Sep 03, 2021

More school districts in Los Angeles County are considering requiring eligible students to get their COVID-19 shots, which, if they do, would mean they would join Culver City in issuing a mandate, an official from the Los Angeles County Office of Education said on Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Sep 03, 2021

The superintendent for the William S. Hart Union High School District has urged the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to ease quarantine protocols for students who come in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.

Sep 03, 2021

As the Los Angeles Unified School District searches for a superintendent for the fourth time in the past decade, many are wondering who is qualified to run a 710-square-mile district with a student population approximately the size of Wyoming – and who would want to.

Sep 02, 2021

Schools in San Luis Obispo County have reported dozens of positive COVID-19 cases among students and employees as the 2021-22 academic year is underway.

Sep 02, 2021

The U.S. ended its massive evacuations out of Kabul, Afghanistan, by President Biden's Aug. 31 deadline, but as many as 27 California public school students remain in Afghanistan.

Sep 02, 2021

Los Angeles County recorded eight coronavirus outbreaks last week in its K-12 schools — up from three the previous week. The latest outbreaks led to 72 student infections, an increase from 40 the week before.

Sep 02, 2021

Teachers are returning to the classroom with mixed feelings of excitement and anxiety as they ease students back into classrooms after 17 months of distance learning, according to a panel of educators during an EdSource Roundtable Discussion, the second in a new series.

Sep 02, 2021

Hundreds of schoolchildren across Mount Diablo Unified School District have switched to an online learning program since school started on Aug. 12, and changes sparked by the exodus are upsetting some families.

Sep 02, 2021

The Natomas Unified School District announced Wednesday it plans to fire a teacher shown on an undercover video discussing antifa and saying he wanted his students to become “revolutionaries.”

Sep 02, 2021

California school districts, already struggling to find enough teachers for classrooms, are facing a substitute shortage so severe that officials at smaller districts fear temporary school closures.

Sep 01, 2021

The number of children diagnosed with COVID-19 has nearly doubled since school started for most students in Kern County.

Sep 01, 2021

El Monte’s Mountain View School District had 12 schools; it’s down to eight after closing four following the 2020-21 school year because of declining enrollment, a move officials said was made to maintain financial stability.

Sep 01, 2021

Voter-approved school bonds in San Rafael and Novato are paying off this year with a range of state-of-the-art buildings either opening or under construction.

Sep 01, 2021

Even as they wore masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, kids were excited to be back in the classroom — or to head to the classroom for the first time.

Sep 01, 2021

Long underpaid and underappreciated, substitute teachers are key to keeping schools open this year. But a shortage of subs has created another layer of chaos to this pandemic school year.

Sep 01, 2021

A Fresno man who ignited a heated community debate over the Fresno High School mascot says he plans to take legal action after enduring online harassment for more than a year.

Sep 01, 2021

The two cities that make up the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District want a divorce — and the points of contention are similar to those that plague most messy breakups.

Sep 01, 2021

Days after saying he was “strongly considering” a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all eligible students, West Contra Costa Unified’s superintendent hedged that assertion this week.

Sep 01, 2021

Even as universal transitional kindergarten inches closer to becoming a reality in California, parents like Katherine Fitzpatrick worry that their children will miss out.

Aug 31, 2021

Despite leaders’ previous promises of transparency, the online coronavirus dashboard at Pasadena Unified will no longer include the number of students and staff quarantining after possible exposure to the virus.

Aug 31, 2021

In a statement to reporters, Trustee Terry Slatic said he filed a formal complaint with the Fresno County District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit, accusing Superintendent Bob Nelson and four trustees of violating California education laws related to student privacy.

Aug 31, 2021

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has removed a teacher from the classroom while it investigates a posting of a video on social media in which she is heard saying she told students they could pledge allegiance to an LGBTQ pride flag.

Aug 31, 2021

West Contra Costa Unified, which serves more than 28,000 students in the East Bay, is considering a mandate that would require all eligible children in the district to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the district’s superintendent said Monday.

Aug 31, 2021

The Los Angeles teachers union is calling for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all eligible students and stricter quarantine rules while raising some objections to a new district mandate for online instruction when students are in quarantine.

Aug 31, 2021

At least 24 Sacramento-area students are confirmed to be stranded in Afghanistan as turmoil continues in Kabul, according to school officials.

Aug 30, 2021

The date also marked the district's first day of school, which had the highest first-day attendance in over a decade, according to Superintendent Tom McCoy.

Aug 30, 2021

Schools in San Luis Obispo County have reported dozens of positive COVID-19 cases among students and employees as the 2021-22 academic year is underway.

Aug 30, 2021

Marin public schools are offering a range of free or reduced-cost lunch plans this year — but by next year, all will be required to serve both lunches and breakfasts at no charge to every student who wants them.

Aug 30, 2021

An unvaccinated, unmasked California elementary school teacher who came to school in May even while visibly sick infected a dozen students with the coronavirus, all too young to be immunized.

Aug 30, 2021

Quarantines and teacher shortages are threatening to overwhelm school districts already struggling to provide independent study for tens of thousands of students who have chosen it or could be forced into it.

Aug 30, 2021

A large number of coronavirus outbreaks involving school-age youths identified in recent weeks in Los Angeles County have involved cheerleading and dance teams. Between July 30 and Aug. 20, there were nine outbreaks involving 131 students and 100 staff members.

Aug 30, 2021

The policies come from the school board of Ramona Unified, a school district of about 5,000 students seated in an area where residents mostly voted for Donald Trump.

Aug 30, 2021

Along with multiple other protocols the Los Angeles Unified School District is implementing, it amounts to by far the most aggressive anti-coronavirus campaign undertaken or announced by a major school district in the United States.

Aug 27, 2021

Sonoma County schools dealt with at least 83 cases of COVID-19 within the first two weeks of the school year, health officials said in a community briefing this week.

Aug 27, 2021

Black and Hispanic students at Lowell say they often feel isolated, historically making up a very small portion of the student body. But this year, Lowell is seeing a shift in its racial and ethnic makeup after it suspended merit-based admission for its ninth-grade class.

Aug 27, 2021

San Diego Unified announced Thursday that it will require students and staff on school campuses to wear masks outdoors — not just indoors, which is the state requirement.

Aug 27, 2021

The investigation into racially-fueled social media posts by Salinas High School students resulted in disciplinary action for those who were "directly responsible," according to a Salinas Union High School District statement.

Aug 27, 2021

A high school in a rural California town north of Sacramento has returned to remote learning through the end of next week in response to a rapid outbreak of COVID-19 cases in students and staff.

Aug 27, 2021

While health experts have their eye on COVID-19 cases among children, district closures are not planned. State Senate Bill 98, which allowed California schools to pivot to distance learning during the pandemic, sunset on June 30. The goal, education officials say, is to keep children in school.

Aug 27, 2021

Almost three weeks after Oakland Unified School District’s 35,000 students returned to classrooms since the start of the pandemic, dozens of students and teachers have reported getting COVID-19 off-campus and seven classes have been forced to temporarily close to prevent its spread.

Aug 27, 2021

Los Angeles County health officials will continue to enforce strict school quarantine rules amid a “sobering” 3,186 coronavirus cases at campuses countywide last week, public health officials said Thursday.

Aug 27, 2021

More than 3,000 coronavirus cases have been reported across Los Angeles County K-12 schools, the county’s public health director reported on Thursday, Aug. 26, offering an early snapshot of the status of local schools in protecting against on-campus transmission of the delta variant.

Aug 27, 2021

Fresno Unified Trustee Terry Slatic says he “doesn’t care” if his fellow school board members censure him in connection with his extended outburst during Wednesday’s regular school board meeting.

Aug 26, 2021

The Bakersfield City School District has the buses and the budget, but what it doesn't have are enough drivers to get students to and from school the way it used to.

Aug 26, 2021

California's restriction on online learning during the pandemic has Ventura County K-12 school teachers struggling to figure out how to engage the rising number of students in quarantine.

Aug 26, 2021

Unlike some school districts across the nation that have seen COVID-19 outbreaks after returning to the classroom, San Jose Unified has recorded just 21 cases in the first five days of school — and none of them were contracted on campus, according to the district.

Aug 26, 2021

Pasadena Unified’s coronavirus dashboard has been revamped following a promise of transparency, but the total number of students and staff in quarantine this week will remain unknown until Friday.

Aug 26, 2021

As California schools reopened amid the spread of the more transmissible and deadlier delta variant, student quarantines became commonplace within days.

Aug 26, 2021

Students and employees in the Santa Ana Unified School District will be required to take weekly Covid-19 tests under a plan the board approved unanimously this week.

Aug 26, 2021

Modesto’s Stanislaus Union School District confronts a peculiar situation this year: School leaders have money to hire staff to help accelerate student learning, but no applicants to fill the positions.

Aug 26, 2021

Turlock and Modesto school districts reported 60 and 84 COVID-19 cases, respectively, from their second week of in-person instruction.

Aug 26, 2021

With children returning to school, one big question is what happens when new coronavirus cases occur on campus.

Aug 26, 2021

The Fresno Unified school board ended its regular meeting abruptly Wednesday after a series of clashes involving Trustee Terry Slatic.

Aug 26, 2021

Los Angeles school officials on Wednesday confirmed the first coronavirus outbreak in the district at Grant Elementary School in Hollywood, sending home an entire classroom of children.

Aug 25, 2021

It’s a statewide problem that has hit San Luis Obispo County districts particularly hard this year as dozens of educators retired early or took jobs in other sectors amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug 25, 2021

Who is asked to stay home, and for how long, depends on a number of variables, ranging from symptoms and whether the person exposed has been vaccinated to whether both the infected and exposed person were wearing face masks.

Aug 25, 2021

Turlock students exposed to COVID-19 can participate in a testing program on campus to continue attending school in person, the district announced Sunday.

Aug 25, 2021

Law enforcement officers will be returning to high schools in the Palm Springs Unified School District soon, but under greatly modified agreements approved by the school board Tuesday evening.

Aug 25, 2021

Andrew Alvarado, the superintendent of Fresno’s Central Unified School District, resigned Tuesday, two months after he was arrested — but never charged — in a domestic violence case.

Aug 25, 2021

Coronavirus cases resulted in 6,500 students missing one or more days during the first week of school in the Los Angeles Unified School District as officials responded to early results from the largest school-based coronavirus testing effort in the nation.

Aug 24, 2021

The new unified school, created after the Sausalito Marin City School District came under a 2019 order from the state to desegregate within five years, includes 250 kindergarten through fifth-grade students at the Nevada Street campus in Sausalito and about 160 sixth- through eighth-graders at the Phillips Drive campus in Marin City.

Aug 24, 2021

As Long Beach students, parents and teachers prepare for a new school year to begin next week, it seems the uncertainty that has characterized the last year-and-a-half will continue to loom large.

Aug 24, 2021

Demolition of the Stanwood A. Murphy Elementary School gymnasium in Scotia is beginning this month, clearing the way for a new structure to be built on the same site.

Aug 24, 2021

The superintendent announced Monday night that it will require them indoors in accordance with state rules, even though he believes parents should have a choice about whether their children wear masks at school.

Aug 24, 2021

The Salinas Union High School District is investigating “disturbing images and videos” circulating on a social media account created by Salinas High School students that have started a racially charged controversy.

Aug 24, 2021

As students and their families face pandemic-related challenges from online learning to economic hardship, Modesto school administrators are offering aid as the circumstances have raised their awareness.

Aug 24, 2021

As students return to in-person classes, some California teachers are focused on giving English learners lots of time to talk and write about their feelings.

Aug 24, 2021

Classrooms in San Francisco public schools that open their windows to curb the spread of the coronavirus may soon get more portable air cleaners to keep kids from inhaling unhealthy smoke from wildfires.

Aug 24, 2021

Students are starting the new school year this month in a turbulent time with a fast-spreading coronavirus variant and fights about COVID-19 safety measures. The Delta variant is increasing COVID-19 case rates and raising concerns among parents.

Aug 24, 2021

A local group has calculated that 1,893 Los Angeles Unified students and employees tested positive for a coronavirus infection during the first week of school, based on a new dashboard created using district data.

Aug 23, 2021

The questions came in quickly over the chat box during a town hall meeting held by Lamont Elementary School District on Thursday. COVID-19 infections had cropped up at all four of the district's schools, and 56 attendees showed up for the lunchtime Zoom presentation held by Superintendent Miguel Guerrero.

Aug 23, 2021

The number of quarantines and confirmed positive coronavirus tests in the Pasadena Unified School District has been updated for members of the public who wish to stay informed — and the number has jumped considerably.

Aug 23, 2021

The Novato Unified School District has appointed Jan La Torre-Derby to be full-time superintendent, two months after hiring her on an interim basis.

Aug 23, 2021

With Friday being the end of the first week of classes for many schools, hundreds of students in Southern California school districts are in quarantine after testing positive or being exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Aug 23, 2021

The Cathedral City Police Department has reached a tentative agreement with the Palm Springs Unified School District to reintroduce the department's school resource officer at that city's high school.

Aug 23, 2021

Days after welcoming back thousands of youngsters for a new school year, Inland Empire districts are grappling with an explosion of coronavirus infections among students and teachers.

Aug 23, 2021

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health made updates to its guidance for youth sports on Friday that indicate that weekly testing will be required for high school sports in the “moderate” and “high risk” categories.

Aug 23, 2021

As it turned out the state’s hold-harmless policy has ended up harming many primarily small districts that saw unpredictable increases in enrollment last year.

Aug 20, 2021

It's Yreka Union High School District's approach "not to ask" if employees have been vaccinated, said superintendent Mark Greenfield.

Aug 20, 2021

Simi Valley parents, community members and others came out in full force Tuesday to argue against masking children.

Aug 20, 2021

It has been a week of jubilation for many as most San Luis Obispo County schools welcomed students back to in-person instruction for the first day of the fall term.

Aug 20, 2021

This year California committed to make a free early education program available to every 4-year-old in the state over the next five years, but some districts, including Los Angeles Unified, are not waiting to enroll younger students in transitional kindergarten.

Aug 20, 2021

Modesto City Schools reported a 0.109% positivity rate the first week of school, or 27 confirmed COVID-19 cases among students and seven among staff, according to its COVID-19 dashboard update Tuesday afternoon.

Aug 20, 2021

The number of Pasadena Unified students and staff who have tested positive for coronavirus or been forced to quarantine has been released to the public after the correction of a few errors, but district stakeholders still feel as though they have been left in the dark.

Aug 20, 2021

A judge declined to grant a temporary restraining order Thursday that would have blocked Marin schools from enforcing an outdoor mask requirement for students.

Aug 20, 2021

The California Supreme Court declined on Wednesday to hear the Orange County Board of Education’s petition seeking to overturn Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statewide mask mandate for K-12 students.

Aug 20, 2021

A little more than a week after the first day of school in the Saugus Union School District, 74 students from three classes are in quarantine after positive COVID-19 cases were reported.

Aug 20, 2021

Amid worsening COVID-19 outbreaks and a rash of new vaccine requirements, a Los Angeles County school district is believed to be the first in the state to announce it will require eligible students to prove they’ve had the shots.

Aug 19, 2021

The first day of school is always an emotional day, marking new beginnings, new classes and new goals, but this year brought up new kinds of feelings for students who have been on campus sporadically, if at all, since March 2020.

Aug 19, 2021

Two classrooms have been forced to implement a 10-day independent study due to COVID-19 exposure, according to Stockton Unified School District director of communications and media relations Melinda Meza.

Aug 19, 2021

The decision came after officials tabled in July the contract to continue the program they have had for two years amid recent pushback from some parents who called the training critical race theory.

Aug 19, 2021

Orange County saw 1,213 new coronavirus cases Wednesday — a reversal of relatively lower daily increases over the past week — just as schools reopen and the Delta variant is fueling a surge.

Aug 19, 2021

Students in 10 Fresno Unified elementary school classrooms have been quarantined just days into the new school year due to close contact with others who tested positive for the coronavirus.

Aug 19, 2021

Almost 300 Elsinore High School students were sent home this week “out of an abundance of caution” after potentially being exposed to fellow pupils who tested positive for the coronavirus, a school official said Wednesday, Aug. 18.

Aug 19, 2021

Teachers arrived at Schurr High School in Montebello last week to prepare their classrooms for opening Monday. But instead of arranging books and desks, they found a horrific scene: dead rats on the floor.

Aug 19, 2021

The Sacramento Bee checked in with Dr. Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious disease at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, to identify ways students and staff can remain safe and healthy on school campus.

Aug 19, 2021

Summer school teachers noticed their students turned in daily journals filled with errors and asked how to spell even basic words. High school teachers noticed their students’ Advanced Placement test results came back lower than in previous years.

Aug 19, 2021

The Culver City Unified School District has issued a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all eligible students — believed to be the first such requirement in California.

Aug 18, 2021

Wednesday will be the first day of school unlike any other for tens of thousands of students in Bakersfield. Many of those students haven't stepped foot on a school campus, been on a school bus or seen their classmates for 17 months.

Aug 18, 2021

Five local school districts and other education offices will receive $327,991.86 in restitution funds recovered after embezzlement and theft convictions of Lolita Garcia, Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni announced.

Aug 18, 2021

Marin students returned to campus Tuesday amid excitement and unrest as educators greeted students and heard from angry protesters.

Aug 18, 2021

The Desert Sands Unified School District school board meeting was abruptly shut down Tuesday night, when president Don Griffith deemed the packed room of public commenters were being too loud and interfering with the proceedings.

Aug 18, 2021

The Ramona Unified School District Board of Education approved a motion Monday night to require students to wear masks indoors until a legally vetted opt-out waiver form can be created.

Aug 18, 2021

As some parents accuse schools of being too strict about COVID safety measures, others are saying they’re not doing enough to keep kids safe.

Aug 18, 2021

This translates to 27 COVID-19 cases among students, and seven among staff in the first week of full-time learning on campus at Modesto’s largest school district. There are 31,064 students and staff on campus total.

Aug 18, 2021

With in-person learning starting up Monday at campuses throughout Los Angeles, the L.A. Unified School launched an online shool site “Report Card” that will post updated information on cases and the status of reopenings.

Aug 18, 2021

Select students in the William S. Hart Union High School District have the opportunity to share an out-of-this-world experience with astronauts on the International Space Station at the end of the month.

Aug 18, 2021

The start of school for tens of thousands of Bay Area children comes as more people — including kids — are getting infected with COVID-19, a rise fueled by the delta variant of the coronavirus.

Aug 18, 2021

The pandemic has touched many students with heightened stress, disruptions and remote learning hurdles, but experts say it may have the greatest impact on the youngest learners, those in the formative years of learning to read.

Aug 18, 2021

While many students were excited to return to campus, their parents have been feeling anxious about sending them into classrooms while the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread.

Aug 18, 2021

Students in 10 Fresno Unified elementary school classrooms have been quarantined just days into the new school year due to close contact with others who tested positive for the coronavirus.

Aug 18, 2021

Eight in 1,000 Los Angeles Unified students tested positive for the coronavirus in the two weeks leading up to the Monday start of the academic year, according to “baseline” testing results.

Aug 18, 2021

The Caldor Fire consumed an El Dorado County elementary school Tuesday afternoon, as firefighters fought to keep the blazes contained.

Aug 17, 2021

Initial costs to repair the fire-damaged classrooms at Mound Elementary School in Ventura will run the school district thousands of dollars if not more, officials said.

Aug 17, 2021

Aspire APEX Academy will reopen its facilities on Aug. 23, 10 days after the school closed due to an increase of positive COVID-19 cases last week.

Aug 17, 2021

Students in the Montebello Unified School District returned to campuses on Monday, Aug. 16 — all of them except those who attend Schurr High School, which was shut down because of a rat infestation.

Aug 17, 2021

Eager and excited students returned to school Monday as schools within Chico Unified School District fully reopened to in-person learning.

Aug 17, 2021

It will be a year of rebuilding, following one of the worst disruptions to education in the history of this country. Now districts have to tackle the sizable learning loss experienced by many.

Aug 17, 2021

Experts say that though reopening does increase the risks of transmission, California classrooms will be among the safest in the nation. Here, masks are required and teachers must be vaccinated against the virus.

Aug 17, 2021

After weeks of public arguments, protests, and promises of a fight over California’s order requiring masks in all classrooms, a district official said the first day of school in Clovis went off Monday without a hitch.

Aug 17, 2021

COVID-19 outbreaks have closed two Oakland classrooms since kids returned to school a week ago for the fall term, raising concerns among some parents about whether the highly contagious delta variant of the virus can be kept in check.

Aug 17, 2021

Jeffery Palmquist, 46, will succeed Greg Hetrick, who is retiring this month after five years as the district’s superintendent and more than 30 years in education. The new superintendent will earn $195,000 annually.

Aug 17, 2021

Difa Ackuayi is one of several students across Stanislaus County who are leading mental health awareness clubs at 15 high schools to show peers they’re supported, they’re not alone and they’re not “crazy,” she said.

Aug 17, 2021

With in-person learning starting up Monday at campuses throughout Los Angeles, the L.A. Unified School launched an online shool site “Report Card” that will post updated information on cases and the status of reopenings.

Aug 17, 2021

With children going back to school — in some cases, for the first time since the pandemic began — many parents are wondering about the risks of their children contracting the coronavirus.

Aug 17, 2021

The scene at Telfair Elementary in the days leading up to the Monday opening of the school year reflected what will be the new normal across the Los Angeles school district: Students, teachers and staff in line for their coronavirus test.

Aug 17, 2021

The “goodbye” between parents and their children on the first day of school is never easy. But it was particularly hard Monday at Betty Reid Soskin Middle School to return for the first time since the pandemic.

Aug 17, 2021

Los Angeles school officials said Monday that the health check-in process for getting students into schools was slow, but they hoped to see improvements in the coming days.

Aug 17, 2021

At least one San Diego County school district and one local private school network are defying the state’s K-12 school mask mandate — and there’s no clear sign that state or local officials will force them to comply.

Aug 16, 2021

Many Kern County parents, who were tired of distance learning or hybrid learning, are expressing relief that school will finally look like it did in years past. But for some, that relief is tempered by anxiety about COVID-19.

Aug 16, 2021

The Aspire APEX Academy in Stockton closed Friday due to a COVID-19 outbreak, school officials said.

Aug 16, 2021

Tuolumne County elementary schools will welcome four new superintendents for the 2021-22 school year, each with long careers in education throughout the state.

Aug 16, 2021

Nearly 21,000 students in Montebello Unified School District will be headed back to school for the first time in more than a year but they will not recognize their classrooms.

Aug 16, 2021

The Sausalito Marin City School board has approved a plan to collect development fees from contractors who build new housing within district boundaries.

Aug 16, 2021

A few weeks after a milestone board vote ended the routine presence of police officers at campuses in the South Bay’s largest school district, the same board has unanimously voted to allow those same officers to moonlight as security for large after-school events.

Aug 16, 2021

Facing the uncertainty of a surging pandemic, tens of thousands of mask-wearing students and teachers across Los Angeles are scheduled to return to campuses from Pacoima to the Harbor Area this morning.

Aug 16, 2021

As Humboldt County students return to the classroom, school staff are adapting to in-person learning amid the worst surge of COVID-19 here since the onset of the pandemic.

Aug 16, 2021

A new school year begins in Los Angeles on Monday — but Brian Bartelt and Marta Costello don’t know whether their children will be part of it.

Aug 16, 2021

Palm Springs Unified School District has reported more than 60 COVID-19 cases since reopening classrooms last week, it was announced Friday.

Aug 16, 2021

A group of Fresno and Madera medical professionals released guidance on Friday to help doctors field requests from parents seeking mask exemptions for their children in California.

Aug 16, 2021

Patterson High School teacher Dave Dein spent his summer vacation driving part time, on call for Morning Star Trucking, a tomato processing company. He’s donating his earnings to a nonprofit.

Aug 16, 2021

The opening of schools this month — including the Los Angeles Unified School District on Monday — is unfolding under the shadow of the surging Delta variant.

Aug 16, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles-area students on Monday are returning to campus for the first time in more than a year — a moment marked by pandemic-driven anxiety as well as by joy and relief.

Aug 16, 2021

As campuses reopen, schools are bracing for an onslaught of student mental health needs. But they’re also preparing to help students cope with something more elusive, more unpredictable and more profound: grief.

Aug 16, 2021

The order is intended to provide more defense against the surging Delta variant as anxieties run high among many parents and employees over bringing some 465,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade and more than 75,000 staff back to campus.

Aug 16, 2021

Superintendent Vincent Matthews said San Francisco Unified School District was prepared to welcome back its more than 50,000 students and 10,000 teachers and staff members next Monday after more than a year of mostly virtual classes.

Aug 16, 2021

When an elementary school principal in Northern California walked out of the main office to meet a parent who was late to pick up his daughter Wednesday, the father allegedly began yelling profanities.

Aug 16, 2021

As California’s students return to the classroom, some parents are pushing back against mask mandates intended to keep their kids safe against the spread of the coronavirus.

Aug 16, 2021

For the first time in 518 days, San Francisco students will be back in fully reopened schools Monday, seeing friends and teachers face to face as their daily routines and rites of passage are at least partially restored.

Aug 16, 2021

There are reminders of José Luis Ruiz Arévalos everywhere in the three-bedroom trailer where his wife and four children live in the small Central Valley city of Los Banos. But Ruiz Arévalos isn’t there.

Aug 16, 2021

More than 34,000 students in 17 public school districts — and about 6,000 in private and independent schools — will return to Marin classrooms this week for the second fall term of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug 16, 2021

As the Delta variant sends COVID-19 rates soaring across the country, San Diego County educators are assuring families that it’s still safe for students to be at school, thanks to their layers of safety measures.

Aug 16, 2021

The Department of Public Health on Sunday recorded 3,356 new cases of the virus and eight related deaths but said the real number is likely higher due to weekend reporting delays.

Aug 13, 2021

For many K-12 educators in Ventura County, the state's COVID-19 vaccine and testing order announced Wednesday did not come out of the blue though some aspects were unanticipated.

Aug 13, 2021

West Covina Unified School District on Tuesday, Aug. 10 announced that Juan Lopez and Gary Rutherford have been appointed interim co-superintendents to replace outgoing Charles D. Hinman, effective immediately.

Aug 13, 2021

When millions of California children go back to school this month, they won't just encounter pandemic safety measures, they will also be getting a free lunch every day.

Aug 13, 2021

More than a dozen parents spoke out at Clovis Unified’s board meeting on Wednesday, threatening to take their children out of school, shouting out of turn at trustees, and begging the board to turn against a state mask mandate.

Aug 13, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new order requiring teachers and employees to be vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing was welcomed by many educators and parents and lambasted by others.

Aug 13, 2021

The superintendent of a Northern California school district wrote that a parent engaged in a “serious physical altercation” with a teacher after arguing with the school’s principal, apparently over one of the school’s COVID-19 mandates, on Wednesday — the first day of school.

Aug 13, 2021

Distance learning and the coronavirus have taken an undeniable toll on students who have suffered from isolation, learning loss and trauma during the past year and a half.

Aug 13, 2021

As campuses reopen, schools are bracing for an onslaught of student mental health needs. But they’re also preparing to help students cope with something more elusive, more unpredictable and more profound: grief.

Aug 12, 2021

Superintendents and school board members — and one mayor — around the San Gabriel Valley and greater Whittier area greeted Gov. Gavin Newsom’s coronavirus vaccine mandate for teachers and other public school employees with acceptance if not jubilance.

Aug 12, 2021

Several South Bay and Long Beach area education officials on Wednesday, Aug. 11, touted Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest coronavirus decree that school employees statewide must either be vaccinated against or have weekly testing for COVID-19.

Aug 12, 2021

Inland Empire educators were largely supportive of a new state order issued Wednesday, Aug. 11, requiring California’s public school teachers and employees to either be vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing.

Aug 12, 2021

The trustees of Turlock Unified School District won’t send a letter they had drafted to state officials asking to lift statewide COVID-19 mandates for K-12 schools. The letter did not receive enough support from the board to bring it to a vote.

Aug 12, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s move to make California the first state in the nation to require all teachers and school staff to get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing spurred debate among school officials in the Santa Clarita area on Wednesday, Aug. 11.

Aug 12, 2021

With thousands of San Jose students returning to the classroom next week, the long-awaited start of a fully in-person school year isn’t drumming up the level of excitement anticipated only a few months ago when an end to the coronavirus pandemic finally seemed in sight.

Aug 12, 2021

California on Wednesday became the second state in the nation, following Hawaii, to impose a vaccination mandate for school staff. It comes as schools across the the state are reopening amid worries about the highly contagious Delta variant.

Aug 12, 2021

Days before the academic year starts, a well-funded hiring spree for Los Angeles schools is falling short of its goal to provide unprecedented and critical mental health and academic support as a shortage of teachers and other professionals collides with pandemic recovery goals.

Aug 12, 2021

California will become the first state in the nation to require all teachers and school staff to get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing, as schools return from summer break amid growing concerns about the highly contagious delta variant.

Aug 12, 2021

Wildfires raging across Northern California are once again endangering communities and putting school reopening plans on hold as school officials focus on locating evacuated families and connecting them with food, shelter and other needed services.

Aug 11, 2021

The board of the Rosedale Union School District unanimously agreed to pen a letter to state officials, urging them to overturn a state mandate that requires universal masking inside schools.

Aug 11, 2021

Students at Atascadero Unified School District schools will return to in-person learning wearing face masks while indoors, following a school board vote on Tuesday.

Aug 11, 2021

Less than a week after school opened, eight schools in the 32-school Hacienda La Puente Unified are reporting positive coronavirus tests for both students and adults.

Aug 11, 2021

Schools across Monterey County have implemented strict safety guidelines to protect their students, teachers and staff against COVID-19 and the delta variant.

Aug 11, 2021

After many months of study and process, the Sausalito Marin City School District will soon be able to claim its share of development fees that other “feeder” schools in the Tamalpais Union High School district have been receiving for years.

Aug 11, 2021

State public health officials apparently don’t have a plan to close down schools if COVID cases impact classrooms as the Delta variant spreads. They apparently haven’t formed contingency plans with local officials, either.

Aug 11, 2021

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to support local school boards’ authority to make decisions on masks and other pandemic measures — noting schools are regulated by the state and not county leaders.

Aug 11, 2021

All Oakland Unified School District teachers and staff members are required to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly coronavirus tests as part of a mandate announced by school district and teachers union officials late Tuesday night.

Aug 11, 2021

The trustees of Turlock Unified School District won’t send a letter they had drafted to state officials asking to lift statewide COVID-19 mandates for K-12 schools.

Aug 11, 2021

As high school students in the Santa Clarita Valley prepare for the first week of school, members of the cheer teams at Castaic and West Ranch in William S. Hart Union High School District are dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks.

Aug 11, 2021

The San Francisco Unified School District will require all of its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested for the coronavirus at least weekly, district officials announced Tuesday.

Aug 11, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to announce Wednesday that California will require all teachers and school employees to be vaccinated or submit to regular Covid-19 testing, the first such requirement in the nation.

Aug 10, 2021

Long Beach Unified, the state’s fourth largest school district and the city’s biggest employer, will require all employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or be tested weekly, Superintendent Jill Baker said Monday, Aug. 9.

Aug 10, 2021

COVID-19 infection rates in 19 California counties — including Contra Costa and San Francisco in the Bay Area — are so high they would have kept schools from reopening under state pandemic safety rules last spring.

Aug 10, 2021

Thousands of Modesto-area students return to school buildings this week — some for the first time in a year and a half. Schools are offering full in-person learning amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Aug 10, 2021

Excitement, laughter and a few tears marked the first day of school at the Oakland Academy of Knowledge on Monday. It even felt close to normal: The open-air corridors buzzed with students and the few straggling parents, albeit all in masks.

Aug 10, 2021

Bay Area schools are expected to fully reopen over the coming weeks, with all students stepping into classrooms full time after more than a year when many learned mostly in a virtual world.

Aug 10, 2021

A surge in the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus has reignited parents’ anxiety — and, for many, the safety and quality of schooling once again feel uncertain and tenuous.

Aug 10, 2021

Gubernatorial recall candidate Larry Elder said he would declare a state of emergency on homelessness, increase California’s water supply and promote school choice at a San Diego Republican event Monday night.

Aug 10, 2021

Following a clarification by the California health department, Clovis Unified school officials announced Monday afternoon that it would follow protocol and not allow parents to exempt their children.

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.