Immunization rates for kindergartners are up in San Diego County and statewide despite fears that parents leery of vaccination would find ways to skirt a law that bans personal-belief exemptions.
The Covina-Valley Unified school board voted 5-0 Monday night to close Lark Ellen Elementary School at the end of the school year.
Los Angeles Unified is being sued by a student at a Hollywood high school who alleges he was injured when a battery within a robot exploded during a robotics league competition in 2015.
A bipartisan group of Sacramento legislators are polishing up a bushel of apples, with bills intended to increase the number of teachers in California’s schools — and keep them from fleeing the state, or the profession entirely, a few years in.
Charter school supporters are applauding a state senator’s decision to table a bill that would have allowed only school districts to approve new charter petitions. The bill’s author, State Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, said Monday he will not ask the Senate Education Committee to vote on the bill next week when it was due to come up for consideration.
Two resolutions before the Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday would extend the school system’s already extensive food-related activism. The first would ban “McTeacher’s Night” school fundraisers hosted by McDonald’s restaurants. The second would direct district officials to develop a vegan option for every cafeteria meal.
Teachers and staff of North Park Elementary School received active shooter and lockdown training less than a year before an armed man entered the school and opened fire inside a classroom, taking the life of a special education teacher and her 8-year-old student.
A nationwide study of 14,370 kindergarteners in the 2010-2011 school year found that 12 percent of the children who took the school bus were chronically absent, two percent lower than kindergarteners who didn’t take the bus.
Students and staff at North Park Elementary are expected to return to school Monday, a week after a shooting on the campus claimed the life of a special education teacher and her student and wounded a second child.
Parents upset by what they say is a lack of responsiveness from Pomona Unified administrators have filed a complaint with the district. The parents say school funds aren’t spent fairly across the district’s 41 campuses and are not being used as effectively as they could be.