Education Headlines

  • $574 million Measure J construction bond winning by 15 votes

    Measure J, the $574 million construction bond for the North Orange County Community College District, is winning by just 15 votes, according to the latest election results.

  • L.A. Unified adopts free history curriculum from Stanford University

    A free, online Stanford University curriculum is picking up steam nationally as educators grapple with widespread evidence of historical illiteracy among U.S. students. L.A. Unified became the curriculum’s largest booster this year when it signed an 18-month, $140,000 contract with the Stanford History Education Group for training and collaborating on more lesson plans.

  • Former Supt. John Deasy traveled on private foundation’s fund

    Before leaving Los Angeles Unified School District, former Superintendent John Deasy racked up credit card charges on more than 30 business trips, including visits to East Coast cities and dinner at a swanky steakhouse, according to media reports.

  • California charter school enrollment soars again

    The number of California students attending charter schools has risen to more than a half million. The California Charter Schools Association announced Tuesday an estimated 547,800 students are enrolled in charter schools for the 2014-15 school year, up from 519,000 the year before.

  • Martinez: School board OKs new Vicente Briones campus

    With little comment and few in attendance, the school board voted to build a new $7 million single-story Vicente/Briones school at the current district maintenance yard site on Susana Street.

  • S.F. district, union agree to pay raise for teachers, assistants

    After 11 months of negotiations, the San Francisco Unified School District and the United Educators of San Francisco have agreed on a tentative contract that would give teachers and teaching assistants a 12 percent raise over three years.

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