Education Headlines

  • Cal Unified looks at cutting teachers

    The Calaveras Unified School District Board of Trustees on Saturday voted to authorize some layoffs but to take music and sports off the list of cuts to be made to reach a county-assigned deadline of reining in about $2 million in overspending by Sept. 8.

  • Public school enrollments continue to decline

    Early numbers show school enrollment continues to tick down in the Mother Lode, while a small population bubble of graduating eighth-graders bolstered high school enrollment slightly.

  • Navigator charter wants to open two schools in Salinas

    In the first attempt by a charter school operator to move into Monterey County, Gilroy-based Navigator Schools has submitted petitions to open two schools in Salinas.

  • The Public Eye: Schools pay search firms to find superintendent candidates

    The area’s largest school district, Elk Grove Unified, is in the midst of an effort to replace Superintendent Steven Ladd, who is retiring on Sept. 12. The 62,000-student district agreed to pay $29,000 to McPherson & Jacobson LLC to conduct the search, as well as cover expenses for travel, advertising, phone calls, background checks and office expenses.

  • Trustees support audit for real estate deals

    Responding to requests for more openness from the community, Sweetwater Union High School District trustees opted to put the brakes on future development plans for its real estate properties and instead agreed to have an independent third party review its current assets.

  • Board delays decision on altering school assignment system

    An effort to tweak San Francisco’s school assignment system in favor of neighborhood schools has been put on the back burner. A resolution by school board President Sandra Fewer and board member Rachel Norton introduced in June was expected to come up for a vote this month.

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