Through a corporate grant, more than 6,000 principals in the state will receive a free digital kit today from MV GATE, a small Mill Valley nonprofit, enabling them to easily organize and stage “Family Code Night.” The program uses coding puzzles developed by Code.org, a national evangelist for computer education in schools.
Horton Elementary School in southeastern San Diego has come under fire for disciplining students for misbehavior by forcing them to hold a plank position on a hot blacktop surface, which the ACLU said amounts to corporal punishment.
Student support specialists, with training but not counselor credentials, are the front line of Ceres’ many-pronged, every-campus approach to helping kids through the mental cuts and bruises of life. The 19 specialists serve one campus each, providing a watchful eye and a willing ear, and referrals to more intensive counseling services or substance-abuse help if needed.
Following several reports of inappropriate comments by students at local K-12 schools during and after the 2016 presidential election, the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education issued a letter last week to local districts urging a zero-tolerance policy for behavior, rhetoric or materials that are hateful or harassing.
For the third straight year, Folsom Cordova has tried to entice teachers to work in Rancho Cordova by offering higher pay. Last month, district trustees boosted that daily rate to the highest level ever – $140 in Rancho Cordova schools, compared with $115 for working in Folsom.
High school seniors in Fresno are more likely than their peers across the country to apply for financial aid opportunities for college. While that may seem obvious, since Fresno is among the poorest cities in the country, a new report released by the National College Access Network found that Free Application for Federal Student Aid completion rates are not tied to a city’s poverty rates. The report calls on districts to replicate Fresno Unified’s outreach efforts, calling them “exemplar.”
David Roberts, a 75-year-old substitute teacher, went to work last month at Clovis West High wearing a Black Lives Matter button on his shirt pocket. A day later, he was told that he was no longer allowed to work at the school.
Attorneys have filed two lawsuits over the alleged abuse of a special needs child at an Antioch special education school a day after they won a $1 million settlement in a case involving the abuse of two special needs children in Brentwood.
An 18-year-old Bakersfield High School student who was late to class and refused to leave his desk until his teacher marked him as present was tasered twice by a Kern High School District Police Department officer, a lawsuit filed in September claims.
More than two dozen teachers, parents and students, several of them near tears, spoke to the Sonora Union High School Board of Trustees Thursday night about the financial crisis the district faces and the tough decisions that must be made in the coming weeks and months.