Education Headlines

  • Upland, school district discuss restoring crossing guards

    Restoring school crossing guards was one of the topics discussed Thursday between city and school district officials in the first meeting between the two since an 11-year-old boy was killed by a hit-and-run driver last week.

  • Schools chief race most expensive statewide race

    Spending in the race for California’s superintendent of public instruction is three times the spending in the race for governor, according to recent data from the California Secretary of State site. The race is also the most expensive state superintendent race since at least 2002, the earliest race for which online campaign finance data is available.

  • 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.

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