Education Headlines

  • Compton Unified to save $370K yearly with energy efficiency program

    The Compton Unified School District expects to save more than $370,000 in yearly energy costs now that lighting fixtures in 26 schools have been upgraded. Both Southern California Edison and the School Energy Efficiency Program, which SCE administers, helped CUSD make the upgrades from June through November 2014.

  • LAUSD attendance drop could mean loss of $100 million

    Los Angeles Unified reported that 3.6 percent fewer students attended class during the first semester, according to data released this week — a drop that could cost the school district more than $100 million.

  • Parents try their hand at Common Core math

    Brandy Frakes, an elementary school teacher at the Aspire University Charter School in Modesto, is tackling one of the greatest challenges facing educators: building support among bewildered parents for the Common Core standards being implemented in thousands of California classrooms.

  • Rialto Unified school board hires headhunting firm

    The search for a permanent replacement for former Rialto Unified Superintendent Harold Cebrun began in earnest Wednesday night when the school board voted unanimously to hire the La Quinta-based firm of Leadership Associates to look for a new superintendent.

  • Judge favors Alpine over Grossmont

    A judge has ruled that the Grossmont Union High School District must set aside $14 million in bond money immediately and another $28 million by January 2016 to be used for potentially building a high school in Alpine.

  • Redwood City: Schools superintendent to retire

    Superintendent Jan Christensen has announced she will retire July 1 from the Redwood City School District. Christensen, 62, has led the K-8 district for nearly nine years, after serving as a teacher and administrator in Anchorage, Alaska, for 25 years.

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