Education Headlines

  • Post-election tension at SLO County schools spurs appeal from superintendent

    Following several reports of inappropriate comments by students at local K-12 schools during and after the 2016 presidential election, the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education issued a letter last week to local districts urging a zero-tolerance policy for behavior, rhetoric or materials that are hateful or harassing.

  • Substitutes flock to Folsom schools. Rancho Cordova? Not as much

    For the third straight year, Folsom Cordova has tried to entice teachers to work in Rancho Cordova by offering higher pay. Last month, district trustees boosted that daily rate to the highest level ever – $140 in Rancho Cordova schools, compared with $115 for working in Folsom.

  • Report: Fresno ‘an exemplar city’ when it comes to helping students get financial aid

    High school seniors in Fresno are more likely than their peers across the country to apply for financial aid opportunities for college. While that may seem obvious, since Fresno is among the poorest cities in the country, a new report released by the National College Access Network found that Free Application for Federal Student Aid completion rates are not tied to a city’s poverty rates. The report calls on districts to replicate Fresno Unified’s outreach efforts, calling them “exemplar.”

  • A teacher wore a Black Lives Matter pin to class. Now, he is banned from this Clovis school

    David Roberts, a 75-year-old substitute teacher, went to work last month at Clovis West High wearing a Black Lives Matter button on his shirt pocket. A day later, he was told that he was no longer allowed to work at the school.

  • Lawsuit over East Bay special ed abuse settles as another is filed

    Attorneys have filed two lawsuits over the alleged abuse of a special needs child at an Antioch special education school a day after they won a $1 million settlement in a case involving the abuse of two special needs children in Brentwood.

  • Lawsuit: Kern HSD officer tasered student twice

    An 18-year-old Bakersfield High School student who was late to class and refused to leave his desk until his teacher marked him as present was tasered twice by a Kern High School District Police Department officer, a lawsuit filed in September claims.

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