An eighth-grade male student who posted an online video of himself holding what looked like a firearm and telling his fellow students not to come to Piedmont Middle School has left the district, officials announced.
Expressing concerns about a Piedmont High School teacher’s inappropriate behavior to students, nearly 60 parents have signed a letter to the Piedmont Unified School District Board of Education requesting a thorough review of the district’s sexual harassment and intimidation policies.
In bringing together principals of charter schools and regular public schools, a new university-based initiative is attempting to salve wounds inflicted by the rawest conflict in the nation’s second-largest district.
Kern High School District board members authorized their staff Monday to continue the process of acquiring property for future high school sites, a routine land speculation process the district engages in as it plans for future growth.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s landmark law that sends additional dollars to K-12 students from disadvantaged communities will meet its funding goals two years ahead of schedule under a budget proposal to be unveiled in Sacramento on Wednesday.
California’s plan to improve its schools received some of the toughest criticism in the nation from the federal Department of Education, which came as no surprise to parents and education advocates, who will get another chance this week to tell the state how they want their schools improved.
A recent report from a district advisory group found that if the district can get each of its 80,000 chronically absent students to come to school at least one more day, then it will be ahead by $30 million because of the money schools get for attendance.
After Los Angeles Unified superintendent Michelle King announced last week that she would not be returning to her post for health reasons, one of the big questions facing the elected school board is whether it will turn to another insider to lead the district, or whether it will look beyond its borders for someone to replace her.
Districts across the state began sounding alarm bells in June, when they approved budgets with “deficit spending” meaning they were spending more money than they were receiving from the state. Most of these districts balanced their sheets using reserves, but as districts begin planning for the 2018-19 school year, some are realizing they’ll need to cut expenses to stave off financial nightmares.
The U.S. Department of Education has cited substantive flaws in California’s plan detailing how it will improve low-performing schools and use billions of dollars of federal education aid under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.