Education Headlines

  • DSUSD wakes ‘sleeping giant’ over contract negotiations

    Contract negotiations in the district began in October but have largely stalled over salary increases. An impasse was declared in February, and the district and teachers’ union entered into mediation with a state representative.

  • Desert Sands, teachers reach deal after nine months

    The Desert Sands Unified School District and teachers’ association reached a tentative agreement late Monday night, bringing to close nine months of tense negotiation. The 14-hour mediation ended with a contract that teachers described as “fair” but not a “windfall.”

  • New Central Unified superintendent is ousted Selma leader

    Mark Sutton, ousted earlier this year by the Selma Unified school board, will become Central Unified School District’s new superintendent. Sutton will replace the retiring Mike Berg, who will stay with the district through December to help with the transition.

  • Daley hired as Lucia Mar Unified superintendent

    It’s official: Raynee Daley is the new Lucia Mar Unified School District superintendent, and current Mesa Middle School principal Andy Stenson will take over for her as assistant superintendent of business services.

  • S.F. public school solar program becoming powerful

    These days, San Francisco’s Downtown High School is turning out more than students ready to take on the world — it’s generating its own power.

  • Doing the math, bond debt for California schools may not pencil out

    A report released July 21 by the nonprofit California Policy Center called “For the Kids” lays out $200 billion in existing school bond debt. In other words, taxpayers owe $32,074 for every child now in kindergarten through high school across California.

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