Faced with declining enrollment and a growing challenge from independent charter schools, the Los Angeles Unified School District opened the academic year Tuesday highlighting one balm for its problems: 16 new magnet schools.
Two years ago, Pasadena Unified enrolled 89 students in community college classes that students attended after the end of the school day. This year, up to 400 students may take the classes by the end of the school year.
A sizable portion of the increase comes from the expanded transitional kindergarten, an option that trustees decided to put into place this year. But administrators believe the increase is also due to efforts to improve services, including increased offerings in the arts and incipient efforts at revamping the middle and high schools.
Last year, almost a decade after Salinas city officials eliminated the school crossing guards program, some residents began making inquiries on how to bring it back.
The standards, which emphasize critical thinking over rote memorization, have met with scathing criticism in some states, often because of the way related testing was done. In California, however, Common Core was supported by 95 percent of 1,000 teachers surveyed in 2015 by EdSource, a journalism website.
As Sacramento area school districts step up efforts to ensure that kindergartners and seventh graders get vaccinated so they can attend class, a federal judge in San Diego is weighing whether to temporarily block the law that eliminated parents’ ability to exempt their children from shots by citing personal beliefs.
Parents, students, community leaders, business representatives and desert residents are invited to attend one of three community receptions to meet the new superintendent of schools of the Palm Springs Unified School District.
Capistrano Unified School District say they plan to ask the Orange County District Attorney and the California Attorney General to investigate whether two South County mayors used public money to influence the outcome of an election.
A Modesto family whose 8-year-old son was grabbed by his teacher, hard enough to scratch his back through his shirt, is speaking publicly about the incident, which was investigated by Modesto police as well as Modesto City Schools.
In one of the final developments in a roller coaster child abuse case, the Mt. Diablo school district has tentatively agreed to pay $1.2 million to 11 boys who accused former Woodside Elementary teacher Joseph Martin of molesting them.