Education Headlines

  • Columbia Elementary board ousts superintendent

    Five days after receiving a 2 percent raise, Columbia Union School District Superintendent-Principal Craig Bowden was released from his position Tuesday.

  • Rebuilding boom: School bonds seek to nail in gains

    Across California, higher per-student funding, a perking-along economy, Common Core falling into stride and a revolutionary shift into technology have started a rolling snowball of expected improvement. A makeover for school buildings seems like the inevitable next roll. This election bears that out, with school bond measures back in big numbers.

  • LAUSD teachers earn too much to live in the affordable housing apartments built for them

    In the mid-2000s, in the midst of a housing boom, the Los Angeles Unified School District realized that skyrocketing rents were fueling teacher turnover. Nearly half of all new teachers in some neighborhoods were leaving the district after three years. L.A. Unified was pouring millions of dollars into training new hires, only to watch them pick up and go. Two below-market apartment complexes were built on unused district land and a third is under construction. Today, both are fully occupied. But not one L.A. Unified teacher lives in them.

  • ‘Our school can heal,’ El Camino Real board president says

    With a last-minute deal that preserves El Camino Real High School’s charter status, the school’s governing board and staff say they look forward to putting allegations of inappropriate administrator spending and lax oversight behind them.

  • School district secures over $10M for ongoing mold abatement construction

    On Monday afternoon, the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District superintendent met with the California State Allocation board to secure another $10.4 million for the ongoing mold abatement construction and renovations for district facilities.

  • Livermore charter school hires, then fires, new principal — again

    For the second time in three months, Tri-Valley Learning Corp, the company that runs the charter, introduced a new principal to parents at the K-8 school. Parents did an online search and found that the principal, Anne Anderson, also went by the name Anne DePerry — a woman who was accused of misusing public funds as an elementary school principal in Minneapolis.

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