Education Headlines

  • Schools’ ‘E’ bond stands for electronics

    Trustees are floating the bond measure in an effort to upgrade all of the technology in the district. That could mean new computers beyond the 10,000 Google Chromebooks they purchased last month.

  • Salinas City schools recall effort takes a turn

    Parents waging a recall effort against a member of the Salinas City School District Board of Trustees have lost their martyr. The principal whose job they were trying to save has left the district for one in south Monterey County, sources say.

  • Bassett Unified appoints Hacienda La Puente science teacher as new board member

    Bassett Unified’s school board chose a Hacienda La Puente Unified science teacher to fill the vacant seat left open by the resignation of board member Laura Santos.

  • Teachers union, LAUSD at odds over bargaining tactics

    With just two weeks before school starts, union leaders representing 35,000 teachers have declined Los Angeles Unified’s offer to conduct contract talks on a daily basis. The two sides are divided by about $280 million per year in pay increases and other issues, such as the district’s proposal to make teacher evaluations based partly on student performance.

  • Southwest Fresno leaders criticize hiring of white teacher for Gaston school’s cultural studies

    With just weeks before the new Rutherford B. Gaston Middle School opens in southwest Fresno, community and church leaders are calling on Fresno Unified School District to reconsider its hiring of a white teacher to instruct African-American, Latino and Southeast Asian studies there.

  • Escondido school chief hopes to inspire

    As the superintendent of a district known for its innovations and low test scores, Luis Ibarra said he hopes to encourage teachers to find a way to instill the same love of learning that his teacher gave him. His mission of reaching all students is that much more personal to him this year, following the February death of his older brother, who dropped out of high school.

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