More than 14,000 Orange County students in secondary schools and community colleges participate in career pathway programs. These provide hands-on learning, mentoring and internships as part of partnerships with industries in sectors that have experienced a shortage of qualified workers.
California faces a statewide teacher shortage because so many are leaving the job and so few are entering the profession, according to a new survey released Wednesday. And most school districts surveyed said the problem is getting worse.
With less than two months before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, California education officials this week have filed an appeal to the U.S Department of Education, seeking to administer one statewide standardized test in science this spring, a pilot test based on new standards known as the Next Generation Science Standards.
The U.S. Department of Education is auditing the accuracy of high school graduation rates in California and Alabama. Launched in the summer, the federal inquiry coincides with record graduation rates reached throughout the state, including the San Diego and Los Angeles unified school districts.
Former El Camino Real Charter High School principal David Fehte, who resigned in October after becoming embroiled in a credit card-spending controversy, will be receiving $215,000 for his sudden departure under an arrangement with the school’s governing board, the Daily News has learned.
The spotlight on Career Tech at Sonora High has grown since the state-funded Fiscal Crisis Management Assistance Team said a number of the courses outspend their revenue and should be reviewed as a way for the district to dig itself out of financial trouble.
The millions of dollars in revenue the San Luis Coastal Unified School District has received for three decades thanks to Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant has allowed it to keep small schools and class sizes, provide an array of programs for students and extensive professional development for teachers, and offer higher salaries to employees.
California’s teacher shortage is worsening, with many districts struggling to find enough qualified teachers to fill vacancies, according to a new statewide survey by the Learning Policy Institute and the California School Boards Association.
Better communication is needed at the Fullerton Joint Union High School District’s headquarters, said an independent auditor brought in to trace how the district ended its last budget with an unexpected $18 million on its books.
A newly drafted state policy would limit what pesticides farmers can spray near schools and when. While many parents and environmentalists see the rules as necessary protection for children against the threat of harmful toxins, farmers say the rules are unnecessarily strict and bad for business.