Education Headlines

  • Still no answers or replacement in El Monte superintendent’s abrupt departure

    Two weeks after Superintendent Nick Salerno abruptly resigned his post, school board members have yet to offer any clue why he was asked to leave or name an interim replacement. Teachers, union leaders and residents in the El Monte Union High School District say they were stunned by Salerno’s departure.

  • Tam Union administrators’ raises delayed after voting procedure error

    Raises for Tamalpais Union High School District’s top administrators were approved Tuesday but have been put on hold after trustees illegally voted on the decision in closed session in violation of the Brown Act.

  • Beleaguered Placer charter school system parts ways with CEO

    Horizon Charter Schools CEO Craig Heimbichner has left the Lincoln-based system “by mutual agreement,” the organization announced Wednesday. Heimbichner oversaw the charter school system during a period of tumult, most notably when Horizon abruptly announced the closure of a Rocklin campus in 2012.

  • School districts working together in the East County

    The Grossmont Union High School District and the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District are starting a joint effort in which the two work together to align curriculum, share resources and increase communication to students and their parents.

  • Two Inland districts in statewide working group

    Coronoa-Norco and Riverside unified school districts are among 17 statewide in group working to identify and promote the best ways to use the Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plans to raise academic achievement fo all students.

  • SF school board turns down hybrid charter school renewal

    The San Francisco school board rejected the renewal application of a hybrid charter school that combines online learning with a classroom experience.

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