Education Headlines

  • Few local districts invest in summer school

    Outside of the BCSD, however, relatively few local school districts are spending the hundreds of thousands of dollars required for summertime offerings.

  • Bilingual conference part of ‘growing’ movement

    Educators from around the world gathered in Palm Springs this week to discuss strategies to help students become bilingual and biliterate. The 23rd annual conference of the Association of Two-Way and Dual Language Education drew more than 1,400 educators, the largest number yet, a spokeswoman.

  • Teacher in union case headed to Supreme Court

    Harlan Elrich, a math teacher at Sanger Unified School District, is one of 10 teachers across the state taking the California Teachers Association to court in an attempt to strike down laws that require nonunion members to pay fees.

  • Local schools raise meal prices to cover losses

    Public schools are struggling to bring students back to the lunch table, as more campuses raise prices and tweak menus in response to tougher federal food regulations that require the use of healthier and more costly ingredients.

  • SMMUSD Worker Charged in $40K Equipment Heist

    A former Santa Monica-Malibu schools employee is accused of stealing about $40,000 worth of district technology equipment, according to district and law enforcement officials.

  • Bill calls for halting high school exit exam

    High school students may no longer have to take a test that is now required for graduation. Proposed state legislation calls for suspending the California High School Exit Exam for three years and setting up a panel to recommend whether to replace or eliminate the test.

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