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.
The Fresno Unified School District wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges administrators signed an illegal $37 million no-bid contract.
The landmark case of Mendez, et al vs. Westminster School District of Orange County, et al laid the groundwork for school desegregation throughout California and the nation.
While many districts are just beginning to make the shift to the new science standards, directors of California’s network of outdoor programs say their week-long outdoor science camps can help districts and their students in the interim.
Music programs across the Tuolumne and Calaveras counties are being revived in the wake of budget cuts that took a toll on a fleet of instruments. Now, band directors and music educators say that, for many instruments, only one more repair will work: replacement.
In a vigorous defense, officials behind the California Virtual Academies branded this news organization’s investigation into their online charter schools “wrong and insulting” and an attack against a model of school choice.
For the second time this year, a strongly worded report has called for the California Department of Education to keep track of the $400 million a year that school districts are supposed to spend on mental health services for special education students and produce an annual report on their outcomes.
Two groups are suing the Antelope Valley Union High School District for allegedly not informing students about scholarships aimed at non-religious students.
In a first for the region — and possibly the state — The Wonderful Company has proposed sweeping education reforms in the rural farming town of Lost Hills by converting the city’s only school district into a charter.