Education Headlines

  • Fensterwald: Initiatives you won’t see on November ballot

    Earlier this year, the secretary of state’s office gave sponsors of six proposed education-related ballot measures the go-ahead to collect the 505,000 signatures each needed to appear on the November ballot. None qualified.

  • EdSource: Six California districts join Obama’s initiative

    Six California school districts are among 60 in the nation that are joining President Barack Obama’s initiative, “My Brother’s Keeper,” which supports African-American and Latino boys, beginning in preschool.

  • San Ysidro School District borrowing to stay afloat

    Quickly running out of cash, the financially distressed San Ysidro School District will again borrow against property taxes to pay its bills. Trustees voted unanimously at the regular board meeting June 26 to approve a resolution to request a temporary transfer of funds from the county treasury.

  • Teachers, therapists help troubled students

    In another school, a student acting disruptive in class might be sent to the principal’s office, disciplined in some way or even suspended. But not at North County Academy in Carlsbad, where there are almost as many mental health specialists as teachers.

  • LAUSD’s financial probe of Magnolia broadens to six more charter schools

    Los Angeles Unified School District officials said Monday they have expanded their financial probe of a charter school organization to include all eight locally operated institutions after moving to shut down two learning academies because of fiscal problems.

  • Coding classes: Students, dogged teachers overcome obstacles to add computer science classes

    Slowly, more coding classes are gearing up at high schools. But they’re often in response to resourceful students and dogged teachers, rather than a sign of systemic change.

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