For all the improvements, Green Dot Public Schools has found out just how difficult it is to act on its initial promises to turn Lock High School around. The school’s graduation rate — at 55.9 percent — is one of the lowest of any comprehensive high school in L.A. Unified, charter or otherwise.
California lawmakers are pushing to increase regulation of home schools after a dozen siblings were discovered locked in a dirty, dark house in Riverside County.
Magnet academies in the Sacramento rare meant to draw the best students from across their districts, but they often become enclaves of white and Asian students from middle- and upper-income homes – schools within schools catering to limited demographics.
Some LAUSD board members and community members call for the district to examine alternatives to random “wanding” — with a portable metal detector — of students by staff members at middle and high schools in light of civil rights and some students’ concerns.
National City School District teachers are expected to rally at a school board meeting later this month. The district and its teachers’ union have been at a stalemate in contract negotiations since mid-December.
The Chico Unified School District has developed a spectator code of conduct to ensure that parents, students and others in attendance at games, practices and other school events act appropriately and model “citizenship and sportsmanship.”
Three school districts in Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario will have public hearings this week to consider new plans to elect school district board members.
Data science — the study of computer-generated “big data” — is the hottest career in the U.S., according to Glassdoor. And now it’s the hottest math class at a growing number of California high schools.
The change stemmed from a January board meeting, where the district presented its preliminary offer of facilities to the charter school.
With just months to go before California’s ban on so-called “willful defiance” suspensions in early primary grades is set to expire, youth advocates are pushing for passage of a bill making its way through the state Legislature that would both continue the ban and expand it to include all grades from kindergarten through high school.