Contributions to California schools from the state lottery are unchanged from 12 years ago, despite revenue that has soared in recent years thanks to enormous jackpots, a radio station reported.
The Association of Piedmont Teachers bargaining group will receive a 3 percent salary increase effective July 1 after several lean years due to budget constraints.
In one of the largest new appropriations in the state budget, school districts will receive $300 million in 2018-19 to help improve the performance of students with the lowest standardized test scores. That will equal about $2,000 apiece for the estimated 146,000 students designated for the funding.
A former administrative assistant at the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education claims she was forced out of her job after reporting that other employees were sidestepping contracting requirements in exchange for “kickbacks” from construction companies for the last two years.
Across Southern California and the rest of the country, hundreds of FieldTurf customers — most of them taxpayer-supported cities and school districts — have been experiencing the same problems for years.
A jury is being asked to decide whether the San Diego Unified School District fired its in-house investigator because he refused to cover up a principal’s alleged mishandling of sexual assault cases involving elementary school children.
School districts in the Sacramento area suspend black, male students at a much higher rate than districts in other parts of the state. Researchers at San Diego State and UCLA say they looked at numbers provided by the districts themselves.
The L.A. Unified School District has hopes of continuing its winning streak this year with another record graduation rate, but the official numbers may not show it.
The Los Angeles school board on Tuesday approved an $8.2-billion spending plan for the next school year as expected, but also pledged support for a comparatively tiny amount of new spending to give students free college admissions tests and college savings accounts.
The State Water Resources Control Board has released a new map-based web tool that shows which public schools in California have had their drinking water tested for lead.