Education Headlines

  • Coast Unified superintendent is ready for a new challenge

    The new superintendent of Coast Unified School District faces such tasks as improving English language learner skills, attracting young families to a district with significant declining enrollment, and building a new Santa Lucia Middle School athletic field.

  • Homeless ranks in Salinas schools on upswing

    This past year, the district saw the biggest increase in its homeless students in seven years — a whopping 807 additional children, figures show.

  • Long Beach school board gets earful from parents angry about hot classrooms

    The district said this week that measures were taken to move kids into cooler buildings and limit physical activity, but that it would be cost-prohibitive to air condition every building.

  • School police stock up on free military gear

    School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.

  • Coachella boy: ‘They left me alone’ on school bus

    According to the district, an autistic boy was left alone on a bus for 30 minutes before he was spotted by another bus driver about 9 a.m. The bus driver ensured the student was unharmed, then took him to a district office.

  • Schools boss exceeds double-dip cap

    San Ysidro schools Superintendent George Cameron, who has been drawing a simultaneous pension and paycheck since April, will halt the dual-track payments on Oct. 1 after exceeding state limits on the practice.

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