Persistent gaps in kindergarten readiness between children from low-income families and their higher-income peers — which have continued as ongoing achievement gaps in later years — appear to be narrowing, new research shows.
More than 300 nonprofit groups, individuals and business organizations urged Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday to sign legislation that would require the State Board of Education to rank schools’ and school districts’ academic performance using an overall rating, a model the state board and the state Department of Finance oppose.
Opponents of a $288 million Orange Unified school bond measure say voters could be ill-informed on the issue when they enter the polling place on Nov. 8 after a recent superior court ruling allowed a disjointed argument against the measure to remain on official election materials.
The Kern High School District is working with the state Department of Justice and the Attorney General’s office related to allegations that high-ranking district administrators misused a police information database, Trustee Mike Williams announced in a prepared statement Tuesday.
The Pasadena Unified School District has fewer police officers on its campus than at any point in the last 10 years, according to officials. The lessened police presence has some parents worried about student safety, but others argued fewer officers might mean fewer students getting arrested over minor offenses.
Soledad Unified School District Superintendent Rupi Boyd has agreed to resign effective Nov. 1. The resignation was accepted Friday at a special meeting, where trustees approved a “separation agreement” between Boyd and the district.
A federal judge ruled that the Santa Monica Malibu School District violated the Toxic Substances Control Act for failing to remediate Malibu schools for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) — but upheld the current school district’s schedule for remediation.
School resumed Tuesday at Rim of the World High School in Lake Arrowhead with something noticeably missing: pickup trucks with Confederate flags staked in their beds, a top school district official said.
Santa Ana Unified School District board member Cecilia “Ceci” Iglesias has accepted thousands of dollars in political contributions above the district’s limit, according to her campaign filings.
In December, Maria Hernandez agreed to purchase $2,500 in software to help her children do better in school. A man and a woman who said they were district employees told her that her kids were doing poorly in class. But the sales people who knocked on their door were not school district employees,