Education Headlines

  • Stockton USD teachers contract vote delayed

    Stockton Unified School District teachers will have to wait another week before ratifying their new contract. In an email, union president Erich Myers explained both bargaining teams will meet today and finalize contract language.

  • Pomona Unified sues Walnut Valley Unified School District over District of Choice program

    The Pomona Unified School District is suing the Walnut Valley Unified School District, claiming its practices as a District of Choice, a state program in which school districts may allow any student to enroll regardless of where they live, have violated California’s Education Code.

  • Safety concerns prompt relocation of La Familia High School

    Students and staff at La Familia High School will be temporarily relocated to the Coachella Valley High School campus in February due to safety concerns involving a construction project next to the school.

  • Pittsburg schools make themselves immigration ‘safe haven’

    — On the same night the county’s community college district took a similar action, the Pittsburg Unified School District board approved a resolution to make the district and its schools a “safe haven” into which immigration officials may not enter without prior written approval from the district superintendent.

  • Why California parents will soon have a new way to think about test scores

    Starting this spring, you will be able to get a sense by looking at a number that’s not quite a test score. Instead, you’ll see the difference between the results for the school overall or a single grade at the school versus the state’s definition of proficiency.

  • Sweetwater school district gets $8.2 million in settlement over pay-to-play scandal

    Two construction management firms will pay $8.2 million to the Sweetwater Union High School District to settle a lawsuit with the companies that were involved in a pay-to-play scandal that roiled the district beginning in 2011.

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