Education Headlines

  • Formula creates wide disparity in funds for disadvantaged students

    California’s new Local Control Funding Formula for distributing education money to school districts represents a three-tier system of funding for students, including those classified by the state as “disadvantaged” — children from low-income families, English learners and foster children. But districts omitted from the third — and potentially lucrative — tier are none too pleased about it.

  • Another LAUSD MiSiS computer glitch delays teachers from entering grades

    Another glitch in Los Angeles Unified’s troubled computer system, MiSiS, has once again delayed efforts to enter grades just before the deadline for report cards.

  • Costs for LAUSD special ed services climb as parents feel the pinch

    As the general education student population declines, propelled by factors like lower birth rates and departures to charter school, the concentration of special education students in the district is growing along with the cost of services.

  • LAUSD board members look to slow charter school expansion

    Los Angeles Unified school board members plan on taking a harder look at approving new charter schools, because they fear their expansion will cripple the district’s ability to educate children by diverting precious state funding.

  • Taft elementary schools superintendent resigns

    Taft City School District Superintendent Ron Bryant resigned his post after pleading no contest to two counts of driving under the influence.

  • West Contra Costa schools project shrinking enrollment and revenue

    - Just when things were starting to look up, the West Contra Costa school board Wednesday heard about what’s about to go down — enrollment — and resulting downward pressure on the district budget.

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