Three Los Angeles school board members will begin a push next week to start the following school year after Labor Day. The traditional academic year began Tuesday, a full three weeks before Labor Day, which falls on the first Monday in September.
A Lincoln Unified School District maintenance and operations building that was heavily damaged in a four-alarm fire last month has been deemed by district officials as a total loss.
Superintendent Michelle King, Mayor Eric Garcetti and other elected officials and dignitaries paid visits to several Los Angeles Unified School District campuses on Tuesday to welcome back the roughly 514,000 students who returned to classes.
If Alisal Union School District leaders were looking to land an expert of English Language Learners as their next superintendent, they found one in Hector Rico.
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.