The governing board of El Camino Real Charter High School revised its fiscal policies Wednesday night in its latest effort to placate Los Angeles Unified School District concerns about liberal credit-card spending by school administrators and inadequate board oversight.
West Contra Costa schools trustees formally accepted the results of a forensic audit of the district’s $1.6 billion bond program Wednesday evening and agreed to form a task force charged with carrying out its recommendations for reform.
A three-month investigation into former Hayward schools superintendent Stan Dobbs found that he allegedly engaged in unethical workplace practices, violated district policies and exhibited an explosive behavior throughout his three-year tenure.
Though it has been over a week since Hayward Superintendent Stan Dobbs was fired by the school board, the fallout from that decision is still palpable among those who supported and opposed him over the past three years.
In a move reminiscent of a political protest earlier this week, most of the candidates running for Antioch Unified’s school board have announced they will boycott a debate that a local newspaper is hosting Friday.
Lab tests have confirmed that a Jurupa Valley child has leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, Riverside County public health officials reported Thursday, Sept. 22. A second student who may be related to the other child also had been diagnosed with the disease, but lab results did not confirm that the second person has leprosy.
A tense, closely watched seven-day teachers strike at Yuba City Unified that ended this week was, at its core, a dispute over interpreting the Local Control Funding Formula, the state’s 3-year-old school funding law.
For the first time, California education officials have separated out the standardized test scores of the state’s foster youth — and advocates now have sobering proof of what they long suspected: These students are learning far less than their peers.
At a Chico Unified School District board of trustees meeting Wednesday, district staff spoke at length about the changes and how those changes are currently impacting and shaping the program. For the first time in 40 years, the district is coordinating its career technical education program mostly independently from the Butte County Office of Education.
According to a survey out of the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center at Cal State San Marcos, more than 140 of the state’s public K-12 schools were still using such mascots as of 2015, a great many accompanied by imagery of Indians in feathered headdress.