Called the “district of choice” law, it currently allows about 10,000 students across the state to enroll in 47 participating school districts without seeking the permission of their home districts. But after more than two decades of flying under the radar, the law is facing new opposition.
Greg Opinski, a Merced Union High School District board member and owner of Greg Opinksi Construction, was arrested this morning on a warrant charging him with two counts of bribing public officials and two counts of attempted bribery, a law enforcement source confirmed to the Sun-Star.
A state bill that will waive fees and give homeless, low-income and foster youth priority access to state-funded after school programs passed the legislature Thursday. It is headed for Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature.
A state bill that would give K-12 school and community college employees and faculty the right to take up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave has passed the legislature. Passed on Thursday, Assembly Bill 2393 sponsored by Assemblywoman Nora Campos, D-San Jose, now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.
A new national poll shows nearly half of adults believe public education’s main goal should be academics, while others believe the main goal should be preparing students to be good citizens or to get jobs.
An atheist group became suspicious that a local school district’s cozy relationship with a big Baptist church may amount to a school-to-Jesus pipeline. So Stockton Area Atheists and Freethinkers submitted two Public Records Act requests to Lodi Unified School District probing its relationship with Lodi’s First Baptist Church.
Between 1999 and 2013, California’s Academic Performance Index boiled everything about the state’s K-12 public schools down to a single number between 200 and 1000. That’s going away in a new, more nuanced system that’s now under construction.
Only a year after the death of an autistic Whittier teen who was left alone for hours in a hot school bus, legislation to make sure that doesn’t happen again has been sent to the governor.
Teachers and other certificated employees in Desert Sands Unified School District will receive a 4 percent raise for the current school year under the terms of a new tentative agreement.
LIVERMORE — Pablo Casin was not surprised to read what has been happening lately at a Livermore charter school where employees last week were charged with child cruelty, the administration is under investigation and students are making a mass exodus.