Education Headlines

  • Palm Desert High student suspected of having measles

    A Palm Desert High School student was sent home Monday with a suspected case of measles, prompting educators to warn mid-valley families to watch for symptoms of the contagious disease.

  • School districts seek to recoup funding lost from fear of December storm

    The prognosis was grim for Thursday, Dec. 11, last year: Sacramento would see the worst storm since 2008, the National Weather Service predicted. Attendance was so bad that at least a few districts are classifying the day as an “emergency” in hopes of seeking reimbursement from the state for funds lost with the abnormally high absences.

  • Sweetwater interim supe resigns

    The interim superintendent for the Sweetwater Union High School District has resigned. Tim Glover said he submitted his resignation to ensure that an open and transparent process is followed in the search for a permanent superintendent.

  • Five LAUSD San Fernando Valley high schools to get renovations

    Five San Fernando Valley schools will be fast-tracked under Superintendent Ramon Cortines’ plan to renovate 11 campuses across the Los Angeles Unified School District.

  • Castro Valley Unified Superintendent Jim Negri to retire

    School Superintendent Jim Negri is retiring at the end of the school year. Negri, 64, was hired as Castro Valley Unified superintendent in 2009. His retirement is effective June 30.

  • San Jose Unified reverses course, proposes charter schools remain on their campuses

    Suddenly reversing course, San Jose Unified Superintendent Vincent Matthews has backed away from uprooting three charter schools — including the popular and politically connected Downtown College Preparatory high school — from their campuses next school year after an uproar from parents and the school’s staff.

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