Education Headlines

  • Quinn resigns from Twin Rivers school board after felony plea

    The picture and biography of Cortez Quinn are no longer on the Twin Rivers Unified School District website. The beleaguered trustee resigned Thursday – one day after he pleaded no contest to a felony count of conspiracy to obstruct justice in a paternity case and two misdemeanors for illegally taking gifts and loans from a school district employee.

  • Modesto City Schools board debates wellness policy

    The Modesto City Schools board moved forward with revamping the district’s wellness policy, despite concerns over new limits on club fundraising. The broad policy, which addresses everything from physical-education classes to recess, will return for a final vote.

  • Pasadena Unified’s legal expenses nearly doubled; district will investigate costs

    Legal costs paid by the Pasadena Unified School District have nearly doubled over the past three fiscal years, district data shows.

  • Layoff notices loom in Calaveras

    Calaveras Unified School District will begin its deep, mandatory cuts on Tuesday with the layoff notices to 20 employees.

  • Acalanes school board approves $15 million in short-term loans

    Acalanes Union High School District board members have unanimously approved $15 million in bond anticipation notes — in effect, a loan to the district — to complete a number of projects throughout the district, while awaiting court permission to issue the last $15 million in bonds from the original 2008 Measure E.

  • On his first day, Cortines feels a ‘sense of urgency’ at L.A. Unified

    The Board of Education turned to Ramon C. Cortines as the logical stopgap to replace John Deasy, who resigned last week under pressure. Cortines had led the school systems in New York City, San Francisco, San Jose and Pasadena. And in L.A. Unified, he previously served as interim superintendent in 2000, then led the district again from late 2008 through April 2011, when Deasy took over.

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