Education Headlines

  • North Coast school districts’ use of developer fees is criticized

    Two North Coast school districts have failed to follow state guidelines in proper use of developer fees and how they justified fee increases, a San Luis Obispo County civil grand jury report found.

  • Fear festers following outbreak of tuberculosis at Grant

    In the shadows of Grant Union High School, The 3 B’s barbershop hosts Little League sign-ups, fundraising car washes and community association meetings. These days, the red stucco shop is where people come to talk about tuberculosis.

  • San Jose: District names new school superintendent

    The Luther Burbank School District has named Michelle Richardson as its next superintendent. Richardson has been assistant superintendent for business and operations at Travis Unified School District in Fairfield for the past year. She will begin her new job Aug. 1, and will be paid $143,750 plus a $3,000 annual auto allowance.

  • Best way to help English learners not as simple as the math

    The research is clear. Informed parents are passionate. But what works best to teach Spanish-speaking kids English is not an easy sell, at kitchen tables or the Capitol, and some southwest Modesto students are caught in a crossfire of good intentions.

  • Two Los Angeles charter school closed without input

    Los Angeles Unified School District officials quietly decided to shut down two schools, both charters that outperform their district-run peers in the classroom, based on the finding of a “draft” audit district officials have yet to release.

  • LAUSD sees surge in whooping cough, urges parents to get children vaccinated

    Fifty Los Angeles Unified School District students have come down with whooping cough since the beginning of June, officials said Friday, with more than a third of them from the San Fernando Valley and many from the South Bay.

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