Education Headlines

  • Bassett Superintendent walks away with lifetime benefits after less than a year

    Bassett Unified School District’s superintendent quietly retired at the end of August and walked away after less than a year of work with life-time health benefits for him and his wife, but now a family member has asked for a $240,000 buyout to go with that $450,000 deal.

  • EdSource: Report focuses attention on English learners

    As accountability for student progress in California becomes more local, a new report focuses on how school districts can better educate their English learners – calling on administrators to embrace biliteracy, provide a rigorous curriculum and train all teachers in how to support language development in core courses, not just English language development classes.

  • Amid iPad, attendance system controversies, school board to weigh superintendent’s performance

    After weathering a solid year of criticism for his controversial iPad program, taking a high-profile position in a case against teacher tenure and now dealing with the fallout of an irksome new attendance system, Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent John Deasy is about face the school board for his an annual review.

  • Sacramento taxpayer group tries new tactic on school bonds

    The Sacramento Taxpayers Association is changing its tactics when it comes to school bonds. Instead of simply opposing school bonds they don’t like, representatives from the organization have been meeting with Sacramento County school districts since early summer to collaborate on them.

  • Appeals court upholds Title IX ruling against Sweetwater

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a 2012 ruling that the Sweetwater Union High School District violated federal gender-equity laws by not providing female athletes with the same amenities as the boys.

  • RIVERSIDE: ‘Fault in Our Stars’ banned from district middle schools

    Riverside Unified School District’s book reconsideration committee voted Monday to ban the book “The Fault in Our Stars” from its middle schools after a Riverside parent challenged the teen love story as inappropriate for that age group.

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