Education Headlines

  • Teachers overwhelmingly accept contract

    With jubilant high-fives and congratulations ringing through the auditorium, Stockton Unified teachers voted by a 97 percent margin Friday to approve a tentative agreement and send it to trustees for final approval, likely ending the threat of a strike that has loomed over the district for months.

  • Marin schools to begin administering new digital standardized tests

    The new math and English tests reflect national Common Core standards, a set of teaching outlines adopted in most states emphasizing critical thinking over rote memorization. The testing is scheduled to start as early as Monday for some Marin schools, continuing as late as June.

  • School districts, parents at odds over breakfast in class

    The number of breakfasts served in the nation’s schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food.

  • Twin Rivers gains school hardship funds from state

    The State Allocation Board agreed Wednesday that Twin Rivers Unified should get hardship funding for Harmon Johnson Elementary School, which was relocated five years ago because its original site was too close to an underground natural-gas storage facility and high-pressure lines.

  • Criminal charges filed against Rocklin teacher accused of abusing special-needs students

    A Rocklin Unified School District teacher accused last year of subjecting special-needs students to physical and psychological abuse faces criminal charges.

  • Push to overhaul teacher evaluations

    With teacher employment rules high on the public agenda, a flurry of new bills has been introduced to the Legislature that would change how California educators are hired, fired and evaluated — even as a landmark legal dispute on the matter hangs in the balance.

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