Education Headlines

  • Petaluma teachers, district at impasse in contract talks

    With their labor agreement set to expire next summer, representatives for Petaluma City Schools and its teachers have yet to start negotiating a new contract. Instead, the two sides have not met since July, and have been engaged in a tense, six-month standoff over adjustments to the teachers’ current three-year agreement.

  • Report on LCAPs finds mixed success

    An advocacy organization that analyzed dozens of school districts’ inaugural improvement plans under the state’s new school funding law praised the level of community involvement but criticized the lack of clarity in the finished product.

  • Asbestos scare puts tiny O.C. school district on financial brink

    A small Orange County school district that was forced for close campuses and bus students elsewhere in the wake of an asbestos scare is now reeling under a multimillion-dollar budget shortfall.

  • Long Beach Unified teachers vote in favor of 5 percent raise

    The Teachers Association of Long Beach is close to receiving a 5 percent raise now that its membership has voted to ratify a new contract with the school district.

  • Freedom From Religion Foundation amends suit against Chino Valley district

    The Freedom from Religion Foundation has filed an amended complaint with a total of 23 plaintiffs on the lawsuit against the Chino Valley Unified School District board saying it should halt prayers and other religious conduct during meetings.

  • Edison High teacher shot at school sues Fresno Unified, Superintendent Michael Hanson

    An Edison High School teacher who was shot at the school last year and his wife are suing Fresno Unified School District and employees for negligence, and the superintendent specifically for malice and oppression for allegedly referring to the teacher as a “knucklehead” after the shooting.

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