Education Headlines

  • Taft High coach, parents decry handling of hazing incident

    The head football coach at Taft Union High School, who was put on paid administrative leave after a hazing incident, complained at a crowded school board meeting Monday night that he’s been “stripped of something” he loves for doing the right thing.

  • Details of plan to split Fresno Unified unveiled

    A campaign to break Fresno Unified into two school districts was formally unveiled Monday, complete with a sleek website and report from demographers that explain the theory behind the split and why voters should get a chance to vote on the issue.

  • Fresno Unified gets waiver extension from federal No Child Left Behind

    Fresno Unified and six other California school districts will get a reprieve from some of the toughest federal No Child Left Behind regulations for another year, but federal officials have put the districts on warning , saying they’ve got work to do to earn the same flexibility in the future.

  • Elk Grove Unified names finalist from El Dorado Union for district’s top job

    A superintendent from the El Dorado Union High School District is the finalist for the top job in the Elk Grove Unified School District, both districts announced Monday.

  • Heat forces short school days

    Record temperatures and a countywide heat advisory prompted schools throughout the region to plan for early closure and cancel activities today for the second day in a row, creating a challenge for parents to pick up their children and find impromptu child care.

  • Anaheim Union superintendent aims to serve all students

    Michael Matsuda was an unexpected pick to lead a sprawling district of 31,000 students in central Orange County. He’d never served as a superintendent, never been a school principal, not even an assistant principal.

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