Education Headlines

  • Police: Junior high vice principal with gun broke no law

    A junior high vice principal arrested and jailed for hours after bringing a gun to school in a backpack Thursday morning was later released after police concluded he had not broken the law.

  • Fensterwald: Chronic absenteeism bill faces veto threat

    Legislation that would make it easier for the state and school districts to track chronic absenteeism, an early indicator of students at risk of dropping out, will soon reach Gov. Jerry Brown, where it faces an uncertain fate.

  • Fensterwald: Single word at heart of regulatory debate

    The State Board of Education next week will consider and possibly settle a debate over one word in the proposed final regulations for the Local Control Funding Formula. The decision would end a year-long disagreement between school districts and civil rights organizations over spending flexibility under the state’s new school funding formula.

  • 36 test positive for latent tuberculosis in latest Grant High testing

    The Sacramento County Department of Health on Thursday released results from the latest of four tuberculosis screenings since the diagnosis in February of a Grant Union High School student with active tuberculosis. A total of 345 students and staff were tested.

  • Ousted administrator files claim against district

    A former Sweetwater Union High School District administrator who was recently the target of an investigation has filed a defamation claim against the district in response.

  • Judge rules Sweetwater seats up for grabs

    A San Diego Superior Court judge recently upheld her ruling that two former trustees of the Sweetwater Union High School District ousted from the board after pleading guilty to criminal charges would not be allowed to reclaim their seats.

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