Education Headlines

  • Manteca Unified on curriculum’s cutting edge

    Fast becoming one of the most tech-savvy districts in the state, Manteca Unified moved ahead this month on a plan to equip every one of its students in January with a tablet-style laptop as it moves into the second phase of its $30 million digital push.

  • Bassett Unified unveils new computer lab for video game design

    Bassett High School junior Isaaac Olguin taught himself to build a computer but now he hopes a new video game design class will help him better understand the intricacies of programming.

  • Bus drivers needed at Monterey Peninsula USD

    It turns out, the shortage at Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is not limited to teachers. The district began the school year in need of five school bus drivers, and has lost two more in recent weeks, administrators told trustees at their Tuesday board meeting.

  • Oversight group puts brakes on LA school officials’ request for more iPads for testing

    Members of a bond oversight committee denied a request by Los Angeles Unified school district officials to spend $16 million on 22,000 more iPads or Chromebooks for spring testing, disagreeing with administrators’ calculation of need.

  • Fresno Unified gets $7.8 million grant for science-math teacher training

    Fresno Unified School District has been awarded a nearly $8 million federal education grant — one of 24 awarded to colleges and school districts nationwide — to improve science and math teacher training.

  • Boy at school near toxic site gets sick

    With the new school year underway at Magnolia Elementary School in El Cajon, Danielle Trujillo is worried about her son’s health. Before last school year ended, his eyes suddenly began to swell shut in class. He suffered for weeks, and the only thing that brought relief was staying away from Magnolia.

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