The new Paso Robles school board will kick off its tenure Tuesday facing a host of major challenges, including the sudden resignation of its superintendent and a $2 million budget shortfall that could result in teacher layoffs.
Nearly two weeks after Max Benson, a teen with autism, was restrained at Guiding Hands School and later died, protesters gathered outside the California Department of Education demanding that the state close the school down.
Riley’s Farm and its principal shareholder, James Patrick Riley, filed a lawsuit in federal court in October saying the defendants infringed on his First Amendment rights to free speech by forcing the cancellation of field trips following his “sharply worded and passionate” remarks on social media.
By Monday, Dec. 17, the district must submit a revised plan to show how it will address its structural deficit that could render L.A. Unified insolvent within three years, meaning it needs to figure out how to cut its expenses or find more income so it can keep paying its bills. If it can’t, it faces a takeover.
The vast majority of teachers from Oakland High School — at least 75 of the school’s 90 educators — rallied outside City Hall on Monday as part of a one-day strike to protest what they say are low wages and the ineffective tactics of their union.
The state Department of Education deemed more than 61 percent of California students socioeconomically disadvantaged in 2018 as schools continued to lag in English and mathematics, according to a Thursday report on the state’s public education system.
The Redlands Unified School District has agreed to pay $8.5 million to four students who allege they were sexually abused by former drama teacher Joel Koonce, an attorney for the victims said Friday.
A push to study whether Los Angeles public schools can house homeless students and their families is drawing fierce pushback from some West Valley residents, who say their area is too residential — and becoming even more so with major developments in the pipeline — for such an effort.
Homelessness is the shadow that hangs over Maddie and many others in Ravenswood City Elementary School District, which has one of the highest percentage of students classified as homeless in the Bay Area.
All of a sudden, San Francisco has an extra $181 million to spend. It comes from excess education funds, and some officials hope that’s exactly how it will be spent: on education. Specifically, teacher pay raises.