Education Headlines

  • Bakersfield City School District readies $125M bond measure

    As they spend down the remaining dollars from a $100 million bond measure passed in 2006, officials at the Bakersfield City School District are preparing to ask voters in November for another $125 million for districtwide facilities upgrades.

  • Palm Springs teachers upset about superintendent search process

    Teachers and students in Palm Springs Unified School District – particularly at Desert Hot Springs schools – are upset about upcoming community meetings that are intended to allow stakeholders to give the district input as it searches for a new superintendent.

  • Superintendent: Foster pressured her on claim

    San Diego school board member Marne Foster pressured Superintendent Cindy Marten to approve a $250,000 legal claim against the district, alleging that her son’s college prospects had been damaged by a poor reference, according to court records unsealed Thursday.

  • Menlo Park: School district puts two parcel tax measures on ballot

    he Menlo Park City School District will place two tax measures on a May 3 mail-in ballot to address growing enrollment and an ongoing funding shortage.

  • San Jose Unified drops theater plan

    Instead of building a performing arts center that could cost at least $28 million, the San Jose Unified School District will consider remodeling stages, cafeterias and multipurpose rooms to accommodate performance groups.

  • Bay Area school search: Website puts data into parents’ hands

    Innovate Public Schools of San Jose and Great Schools of Oakland have unveiled a new joint website that rates every public school, both district-run and charter, in the San Francisco Bay Area, with information sliced and diced various ways.

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