Education Headlines

  • Martinez: Las Juntas school will get its air conditioning

    Heeding the demands of parents, teachers and others who have asserted students attending all district schools have the right to learn in a comfortable environment, the Martinez Unified School District board voted unanimously Monday to provide air conditioning to both John Swett and Las Juntas elementary schools.

  • EdSource: Project-based learning on the rise under the Common Core

    As part of their efforts to help students meet the Common Core State Standards, adopted in 43 states including California, teachers in Santa Ana and elsewhere throughout California are increasingly turning to the strategy of “project-based learning” as exemplified in Siebert’s raft-building exercise.

  • EdSource: Common Core tests well under way

    With less than two months of instruction time left before summer vacation for most California schools, roughly half of the 3.2 million students expected to take the first online tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards have begun to do so, the California Department of Education reported Monday.

  • S.F. school board divided on using interns as teachers

    With 500 teaching jobs to fill by the first day of school this fall, San Francisco’s superintendent has asked the school board to let him hire more Teach for America interns for hard-to-staff schools. But some board members are balking, saying students in those schools deserve experienced teachers.

  • After years of layoffs, California schools on a teacher hiring binge

    After years of pink slips and layoffs, California school districts have emerged from the recession with plans to hire 21,500 teachers for the 2015-16 academic year at a pace not seen in a decade, according to new state data.

  • School officials fight new cap on reserves

    Local school officials plan to protest a new law Monday they argue could put local schools in harm’s way should economic conditions drastically worsen.

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