Education Headlines

  • 20 years pass since Long Beach Unified’s historic school uniform policy

    Gene Kinsey still remembers the evening his son announced that Long Beach students would have to wear uniforms to school. It was early 1994, and his son wasn’t happy about the prospect of ditching his street clothes to attend class.

  • Press-Telegram reports prompt a name change for Burnett Elementary School

    Reports by the Press-Telegram prompted Long Beach Unified School District district staff to recommend a new name for Peter H. Burnett Elementary School — named after a state governor who pushed for legislation to keep free slaves out of California and advocated for the extermination of Native Americans.

  • LA schools iPads: Officials on bid committee got free tablets, resort trips

    Los Angeles Unified officials who evaluated bids for its massive technology project received iPads from Pearson, met with a Pearson software executive and attended a weekend sales pitch for that software — all ahead of the public bid process, documents show.

  • Common Core challenges schools

    California’s new academic standards formally go into effect, bringing big changes, some confusion and a new brand of teaching to the classroom — from kindergarten through high school.

  • New start for troubled school

    The initiative has started to restore hope in the community that San Diego Unified will deliver on its promise to offer a top education at the campus that received a $129 million makeover seven years ago.

  • California appeals teacher tenure ruling

    Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California’s teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or raise the standards for obtaining them.

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