Education Headlines

  • Fensterwald: Charters plan for future growth outside state

    Four of California’s largest charter school organizations received three-quarters of the $36 million in competitive grants that the federal Department of Education awarded this month to help charter schools expand their operations.

  • School board chief dominates campaign

    It wasn’t too long ago that San Diego school board elections involved bruising battles that pitted labor against business interests amid fiery debates over how California’s second-largest district should be led. San Diego school board politics have quieted down substantially as the churn of superintendents has slowed and gains in student performance earned the district national attention.

  • San Carlos superintendent likely to get $17,500 bonus

    The San Carlos School Board tonight is scheduled to formally grant Superintendent Craig Baker a $17,500 bonus. The board also is to consider giving Baker the 2 percent pay raise it approved for most district employees earlier this month, according to Chief Operating Officer Robert Porter.

  • Santa Clara school board censures trustee Chris Stampolis

    At a meeting packed with people calling for his immediate resignation, Santa Clara schools trustee Chris Stampolis was censured by his fellow board members for harassing the principal of his son’s middle school.

  • EdSource: Schools warned on legalities of anti-bullying

    Citing an “ever-increasing” number of complaints about the bullying of students with disabilities, the federal government issued a letter this week reminding schools of their legal responsibility to stop such bullying or risk violating federal anti-discrimination laws.

  • Monterey Peninsula USD academic gains modest for the past 7 years

    As part of his initial examination of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, new Superintendent PK Diffenbaugh put together charts illustrating student achievement for the past seven years.

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