Education Headlines

  • LAUSD board considers better marketing as it tackles declining enrollment

    Student enrollment in the Los Angeles Unified School District dropped 20 percent in the last eight years, a loss of more than 100,000 students, according to figures released Tuesday. At the board’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, members recommended a new marketing campaign to attract and keep more students.

  • S.F. district bans out-of-towners at art high school

    San Francisco will close borders to talented and artistic teens looking for a free and prestigious arts education at the city’s Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, a decision derided by many students, parents and teachers, yet unanimously approved by the school board Tuesday.

  • Breakfast in the classroom debuts to controversy at Valley LAUSD school

    Controversy continues to be served up alongside breakfast in classrooms as Los Angeles Unified rolls out morning meals to students at Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies.

  • Castro Valley schools hire Pleasanton superintendent

    The school board on Thursday hired Pleasanton schools chief Parvin Ahmadi as its new superintendent. Ahmadi will replace Superintendent Jim Negri, who is retiring at the end of the school year.

  • West Contra Costa bond oversight committee to review whistle-blower allegations

    Whistle-blower allegations of mismanagement in the West Contra Costa school district’s $1.6 billion bond program have prompted members of an oversight committee to scrutinize invoices and seek a greater role in a forensic audit.

  • EdSource: State cautions when to use funding formula for teacher raises

    In its first statement on a critical issue facing school boards, the California Department of Education cautioned that under the state’s new funding formula, only in “some limited circumstances” can school districts use money that’s supposed to be spent on services for low-income children and English learners for across-the-board pay raises for teachers.

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