Education Headlines

  • School enrollment to decline in Lode

    School enrollment will continue to decline in the Mother Lode over the next decade, but at a slower rate, according to a new projection by the California Department of Finance.

  • Bassett Unified buys 200 tablets for teachers, principals

    Bassett Unified sent all of its teachers and principals home for the holidays with a new toy: their choice of a shiny new iPad or a Microsoft Surface. The district handed out the roughly 200 tablets to educators ahead of the break to give them time to get familiar with the devices before implementing them in their daily lessons, said Superintendent Alex Rojas.

  • Teacher tenure, taxes on union executive’s 2015 agenda

    The walls of Joe Nuñez’s second-floor office, a stone’s throw from the state Capitol, bear reprints of fruit- and vegetable-crate labels from California farms, colorful reminders of his humble roots as the son of south-state farmworkers. Now, as the first Latino executive director of the powerful California Teachers Association, the 61-year-old product of public education and long-time teacher-activist confronts a new year brimming with tensions born of politics and plenty.

  • Modesto, state teachers unions drop lawsuits

    The Modesto Teachers Association has settled its dispute with its state organization, putting to rest eight months of legal wrangling that failed to save the local staffing arrangement that started the fight.

  • Ross Valley School District considers selling Deer Park School in Fairfax

    It has been more than 20 years since Deer Park School was used by the district. Deer Park School houses the Fairfax-San Anselmo Children’s Center, which provides preschool and afterschool care for children of low income families.

  • LAUSD student organized protest that helped reform school policing

    Understanding the power of carrying signs, singing chants and “not changing the world but improving our day-to-day lives” is what drove one South Los Angeles student to organize protests that helped bring about sweeping reforms in the policing of Los Angeles Unified schools.

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