News: Education Headlines

National holds off on union-pact talks

National School District trustees won’t make a decision just yet on whether to consider starting talks on a project labor agreement tied to its remaining school bond funds. Construction union supporters lobbied the school board in February on the proposal, but Superintendent Chris Oram said trustees decided the timing isn’t right for going forward.

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Pleasanton: Rick Rubino named new schools chief

A school superintendent from Gridley in Butte County has been picked to become the next Pleasanton school superintendent. Rick Rubino, who previously worked for the Martinez and Mount Diablo school districts in Contra Costa County, will start July 1 as the new Pleasanton Unified School District superintendent.

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High School in Cerritos ranks No. 1 in the state

With low student-teacher ratios and perfect graduation rates, Whitney High School in Cerritos ranked No. 1 among high schools in California and 19th best in the country, according to rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report . . . The high school, run by the ABC Unified School District, is extremely selective about the students it admits, and parents are required to be heavily involved in student education.

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