As hundreds of Lincoln Unified School District educators and administrators gear up to resume school on Wednesday, it will be the last year with Superintendent Tom Uslan at the helm.
When they go back to school this week, Lucia Mar Unified School District students could be lugging more than just their traditional school supplies — the school district is now encouraging middle and high school students to bring their own laptops to class.
Returnees to Malibu High School may have to look twice when they hit campus later this month to begin the new 2017-18 school year. The landscape looks a lot different now that the beleaguered middle school building is gone, the old library just a slab and the administration building only a shell of its former self.
More than 550,000 Los Angeles Unified students head back to school Tuesday. Here’s what’s new in the nation’s second-largest school district.
The Los Angeles Unified School District is making visible what it’s so far said in words: that immigrant students and their families are welcome at Los Angeles schools.
The public’s support for charter schools fell significantly from a year ago nationwide and among both Democrats and Republicans, according to an annual poll by the magazine Education Next.
Schools have been preparing and are launching a series of varied initiatives this year ranging from enhancing sexual education offerings to encouraging teachers to build more solid relationships with students to help them overcome social and emotional obstacles.
The district announced late Saturday – two days before the new school year begins – that interim Superintendent Bob Nelson is the “finalist” for superintendent to take over for Michael Hanson, who was terminated without cause in January.
Even with a new law that has boosted kindergarten vaccination rates to record highs, hundreds of schools across California still have so many children lacking full immunization that they pose an increased risk of disease outbreaks, according to a Times analysis of state data.
At an education conference Thursday, the two announced candidates for state superintendent of public instruction called for more strategies to counter a teacher shortage they said is gripping the state.