On Tuesday — a day chosen for its significance as the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. — petitioners presented Marin County’s Dixie School District with 13 proposed new names.
Los Angeles public school teachers are on the third day of their strike, with thousands of teachers showing up at school picket lines and massive rallies downtown. With some 30,000 teachers off the job, just a third of the district’s 500,000 students have showed up to school this week.
Declines in overall school enrollment, growing special education needs and increased contributions to teacher pensions are stressing school districts’ budgets across California.
Video footage released Wednesday shows a physical scuffle between a Bullard High School student and Fresno Unified Area 7 Trustee Terry Slatic.
California may soon require that all the state’s kindergarteners attend a full day of school, if a bill introduced last week becomes law. Under the legislation, schools must transition from half-day programs to full-day programs by the 2021-22 school year.
Teachers from half a dozen schools in Oakland are planning to walk out Friday to warn the district of a looming strike if they aren’t offered better pay — a move that comes amid a massive teachers’ strike in Los Angeles.
Union leaders had announced earlier in the evening that they were ready to resume talks with the Los Angeles Unified School District on Thursday — the fourth day of their strike — and to take up Garcetti’s offer to mediate.
A boy who was molested by a California High School wrestling coach who also served as his youth group leader reached a $1.55 million settlement with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and New Life Church of Alamo after both failed to report abuse allegations against Kevin Lopez as required by law.
Currently, districts who offer kindergarten can enroll children in a half-day program. Assembly Bill 197 would change that by requiring districts to provide a “full‑day kindergarten (that) is the same number of minutes per school day that is offered to pupils in 1st grade.”
The flames have long since died down, but Fiona Roberts, a high school senior, remains haunted by the memory of being trapped with her mother in a slow-motion race for their lives on the morning of Nov. 8, the day the Camp Fire swallowed Paradise.