Next month California students will start to be tested on the state’s new science standards for the first time, but with little instruction in the subject in elementary school and few aligned textbooks they aren’t likely to be ready.
Outside consultants working on a plan to restructure the Los Angeles Unified School District were asked to develop a performance-based rating system for schools and to shift hiring and purchasing of services from the central district office to local campus networks, according to confidential contracts provided to The Times.
Three days before a scheduled strike, the president of the Oakland Unified teacher union gave no indication educators and the district were any closer to a deal that would avoid picket lines at schools.
Manhattan Beach Unified School district has broken ground on its $38 million athletic complex at Mira Costa High.
The program will be open to kindergarten students. Enrollment will open March 4, and the program is set to launch in August.
The Kern High School District said Salazar is still on paid administrative leave after in January students discovered pornographic online videos she was featured in, according to multiple sources.
A third Salinas school district rejected the controversial proposal to have school resource officers on campuses during a packed school board meeting Monday night.
Amid protests, debate and threats of litigation, the Sausalito Marin City School District on Thursday will unveil a far-reaching “vision plan” for its Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in Marin City.
Brian Beck, FUSD assistant superintendent for special education, said the first and best option would be to have district speech language pathologists and assistants in the classroom with students, but staffing shortages have made that impossible.
Lawyers for an Ontario-Montclair School District special education student who was sexually assaulted by a teacher’s aide are pushing back against an expert witness who says the then-12-year-old boy was a willing participant.