Education Headlines

  • Details of plan to split Fresno Unified unveiled

    A campaign to break Fresno Unified into two school districts was formally unveiled Monday, complete with a sleek website and report from demographers that explain the theory behind the split and why voters should get a chance to vote on the issue.

  • Fresno Unified gets waiver extension from federal No Child Left Behind

    Fresno Unified and six other California school districts will get a reprieve from some of the toughest federal No Child Left Behind regulations for another year, but federal officials have put the districts on warning , saying they’ve got work to do to earn the same flexibility in the future.

  • Elk Grove Unified names finalist from El Dorado Union for district’s top job

    A superintendent from the El Dorado Union High School District is the finalist for the top job in the Elk Grove Unified School District, both districts announced Monday.

  • Heat forces short school days

    Record temperatures and a countywide heat advisory prompted schools throughout the region to plan for early closure and cancel activities today for the second day in a row, creating a challenge for parents to pick up their children and find impromptu child care.

  • Anaheim Union superintendent aims to serve all students

    Michael Matsuda was an unexpected pick to lead a sprawling district of 31,000 students in central Orange County. He’d never served as a superintendent, never been a school principal, not even an assistant principal.

  • David Boies, eyeing education through a civil rights lens

    David Boies, the superlawyer who chairs a group that is trying to overturn teacher tenure laws in New York and elsewhere, said Monday that his organization is not looking to take the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court — at least not in the short run.

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