The Tuolumne County Board of Education granted a conditional charter to the Pinecrest Expedition Academy in a 4-3 vote Monday night on the condition that the charter school rectify 11 educational and regulatory deficiencies in their petition within 60 days.
A former El Monte Union High School District superintendent, who alleged she was bullied by a former Board of Education member and that the district did nothing about it, was awarded more than $700,000.
A Southern California school district will pay $11 million to the parents of a 13-year-old boy who drowned in a high school pool. A lawsuit settlement between the family of Alex Pierce and the Murrieta Valley Unified High School District was announced Tuesday.
Citing a report that showed increased marijuana use by Colorado’s youth immediately following legalization in the state, the Palm Springs Unified School District wants to prevent similar outcomes for its students.
Forty years after the passage of the landmark Proposition 13 ballot initiative in California, a coalition of social justice organizations, labor unions, elected officials and other groups is working to roll back the part of that proposition that lets many businesses avoid steep increases in property taxes.
After more than a year of negotiations, Rocklin teachers will go back to work Wednesday without having signed contracts for the second consecutive school year. The school district now says it’s preparing for a possible strike as instruction is set to begin.
On the first day of school in the Los Angeles Unified School District, recently hired Supt. Austin Beutner climbed a firetruck, served out farro salad and gripped a golf club — all part of a whirlwind day in which he signaled some of the ways he hopes to improve the district’s performance and reputation.
Hundreds of thousands of L.A. Unified students returned to class Tuesday — but not all of them were able to escape the heat. The school district had a backlog of 1,709 complaints about heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, according to a spokeswoman.
This week the Legislature—which had been considering a bill to make California the first state to require ethnic studies for high school graduation—backed away from creating such a statewide mandate, citing costs estimated to top $400 million. Sponsors settled on a pilot program instead.
Cal State Bakersfield and the Kern High School District are together launching a program designed to prepare a select group of 20 teacher-residents for careers in local education.