Education Headlines

  • Negotiations: Bakersfield City SD teachers want 7.5 percent raise

    The Bakersfield City School District and its teachers are approaching a stalemate about two months into negotiations for a raise this fiscal year for the district’s some 1,500 educators. The two sides are 6 percentage points apart on pay, with teachers seeking a 7.5 percent raise.

  • Rialto Unified: Judith Oakes to spend a second Thanksgiving behind bars awaiting trial

    Judith Oakes will spend her second Thanksgiving behind bars as the former Rialto Unified accountant awaits trial on embezzlement charges. Oakes was back at West Valley Superior Court for a pre-trial hearing on Thursday morning, where lawyers for both sides confirmed they weren’t quite ready to go to trial.

  • Chino Valley Unified board sees support for religious practices

    More than 20 people spoke Thursday night in support of prayer, Bible passages and Christian practices at Chino Valley Unified school board meetings in response to a lawsuit filed against the board, alleging that it had violated the First Amendment.

  • LAUSD requiring ethnic studies for graduation

    By 2019, every Los Angeles Unified School District high school student will need to take a class in ethnic studies to graduate.

  • San Ysidro trustee-elect withdraws complaint

    A spat has ended amicably with a newly elected San Ysidro School District trustee withdrawing a request for a restraining order he filed against a board member who was a campaign opponent.

  • San Ysidro was offered solar settlement

    More than a year before the San Ysidro School District was issued a $12 million jury judgment, the company that filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit offered to the district’s lawyer to settle the case.

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