Education Headlines

  • Beleaguered Placer charter school system parts ways with CEO

    Horizon Charter Schools CEO Craig Heimbichner has left the Lincoln-based system “by mutual agreement,” the organization announced Wednesday. Heimbichner oversaw the charter school system during a period of tumult, most notably when Horizon abruptly announced the closure of a Rocklin campus in 2012.

  • School districts working together in the East County

    The Grossmont Union High School District and the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District are starting a joint effort in which the two work together to align curriculum, share resources and increase communication to students and their parents.

  • Two Inland districts in statewide working group

    Coronoa-Norco and Riverside unified school districts are among 17 statewide in group working to identify and promote the best ways to use the Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plans to raise academic achievement fo all students.

  • SF school board turns down hybrid charter school renewal

    The San Francisco school board rejected the renewal application of a hybrid charter school that combines online learning with a classroom experience.

  • MiSiS manager terminated, LAUSD details plan to fix student record software

    Los Angeles Unified has terminated the contractor responsible for overseeing disastrous new computer software that has left student records and schools in disarray.

  • When rocket exploded, it took Oakland students’ experiment with it

    Students from schools across the country got a hard, but real-life lesson in science this week: Sometimes, experiments don’t turn out like you hope. In this case, student science experiments blew up with the unmanned Antares rocket as it was launched Tuesday on its trip to the International Space Station.

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