Education Headlines

  • School shooting plot: First day for South Pasadena High School

    As students resumed classes Thursday, police and parents swarmed the main entrance of South Pasadena High School, where authorities say they recently foiled an alleged shooting plot.

  • EdSource: Bill promotes year-round learning programs

    A bill that gives funding priority to summer programs for students and sets new quality standards for all out-of-school programs has passed the Legislature and is awaiting approval by the governor.

  • EdSource: Compton latest district with assault rifles

    With the police shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., fresh in the nation’s mind, the decision of the Compton Unified School District board to allow campus police to keep semi-automatic rifles in the trunks of their cars has sparked controversy in the region.

  • Schools think local for food sources

    In kitchens across the Oceanside Unified School District, nutrition services staffers are kicking it up a notch. The department that oversees student meals at about two dozen schools is shifting its focus to locally sourced foods — far from the “heat and serve” school lunch model of the past.

  • LAUSD report faults iPad bidding

    The groundbreaking effort to provide an iPad to every Los Angeles student, teacher and school administrator was beset by inadequate planning, a lack of transparency and a flawed bidding process, according to the draft of an internal school district report obtained by The Times.

  • Zuckerberg’s money starts flowing to Bay Area schools

    Three Redwood City schools are getting a $1.06 million check from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook-fueled infusion of $120 million into Bay Area classrooms, one of the first districts to see part of the education mega-pledge.

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