Education Headlines

  • Penn officially takes reins

    With an eye toward building on the progress the school district has made over the past year, Julie Penn formally took the helm as interim superintendent Tuesday night after the Stockton Unified board unanimously approved her contract without discussion.

  • Audit finds possible ‘fraud or misappropriation’ in Orland school district

    An audit of the Orland Joint Unified School District that suggests “fraud or misappropriation of district funds and/or assets may have occurred” has been handed over to the Glenn County District Attorney’s Office.

  • Special education rift: Parents question moving programs to Twain Harte campus

    A group of parents has rallied against a proposal by the Tuolumne County Office of Education to purchase the Black Oak Elementary School campus to use for special education students.

  • Tort reform group criticizes Long Beach Unified for litigation spending

    A Sacramento tort reform advocacy group released a report Monday criticizing Long Beach Unified and 11 other California school districts for the amount of money they spent on litigation over a three-year period.

  • Name change is in the wind for Burnett Elementary School in Long Beach

    In the past few days, thanks to Long Beach history teacher Doug Heath and local historian Claudine Burnett (once again, no relation), we’ve found Burnett to have been a racist of spectacular range, finding African-Americans, Asians and Native Americans fairly equal in terms of how much he despised them, and not just as a backroom bigot, but as a legislator. It’s difficult to think of a more inappropriate name for a school located in the city’s Poly area, one of the most ethnically diverse parts of town.
    Now, it appears that Burnett’s name, which certainly shouldn’t be forgotten, will at least disappear from the elementary school at 565 E. Hill St.

  • Ed Nelson hired as interim FUHSD head

    Trustees in the Fallbrook Union High School District approved a contract to hire the former head of a neighboring high school district as their interim superintendent Monday.

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