Roshni Mejia wasn’t afraid to speak up – in fact, she said, she was supposed to speak up. As co-chair of the teachers union at Manual Arts High School, Mejia said it was occasionally her job to speak frankly to her bosses. But that all changed on February 18, when Manual Arts’ principal called Mejia into her office.
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.
Magnet schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District accepted fewer than half of students who applied for the 2016-17 school year. The district received about 44,000 applications to attend magnets, which are themed schools that are open to all students, regardless of where they live.
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.
The future of negotiations between Malibu and Santa Monica over a possible separation of school districts has been thrown into doubt after a series of events over the last week, culminating with the resignation of one of Malibu’s negotiation team members.
The principal of a Los Angeles high school where a scuffle broke out with adult protesters over a new gender-neutral bathroom praised his students Wednesday as “trailblazers” for campaigning to install the restroom.
The state Constitution does not guarantee children in California a minimally funded quality education, a divided California Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday in a landmark decision closely watched by proponents of more K-12 spending.
Seven months before the November election, substantial majorities of likely California voters said they would support extending Proposition 30, the temporary income tax on the wealthiest state residents, and passing a proposed $9 billion school construction bond, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California.
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.
Major legislative changes coming out of Sacramento and a shift in how school districts approach student discipline have led to a 33-percent drop in out-of-school suspensions statewide during the latest three-year period tracked by the state Department of Education.