Education Headlines

  • Calaveras County teachers close schools for strike at district office, campuses

    A battalion of Calaveras County teachers marched down a stretch of concrete road off of Highway 12 in San Andreas, their unified voice resonating with a declaration of “We are the people, the mighty, mighty people” while they thrust picket signs high into the air.

  • Milpitas: School district has growing number of families in need of housing

    The number of families in Milpitas Unified School District in need of housing assistance increased over the past few school years, with 160 families needing some level of assistance as of this month, up from 130 last year, according to a district report.

  • Palo Alto school district searches for new superintendent, pays off old one

    The search for a superintendent to lead the Palo Alto Unified School District is about to begin with the school board taking bids from companies to do a nationwide search for the successor to Glenn “Max” McGee, who resigned under pressure Sept. 29.

  • See the documents in the Rodriguez conflict-of-interest complaint

    When Partnerships to Uplift Communities, a local charter school network, filed a complaint with a state agency alleging that Los Angeles school board member Ref Rodriguez may have violated conflict-of-interest laws, the evidence included a series of checks and check authorizations.

  • The murky part of charter school law in the Ref Rodriguez story

    Are charter schools subject to state laws designed to prevent public officials from personally benefiting from taxpayer dollars they spend? That question has divided California lawmakers for years, and it’s taken new salience following the latest twist in the saga of Los Angeles Unified school board member Ref Rodriguez.

  • EdSource: In aftermath of fires, schools brace for newly homeless students

    Teachers, administrators and parents — many of whom either lost their own homes or are hosting families who did — are working to prepare for the gradual re-opening of schools in fire-ravaged areas of Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties.

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