News: Education Headlines

District cancels town hall on charter schools

A town hall meeting to address concerns and answer questions regarding the potential revocation of Acacia Elementary Charter School and Acacia Middle School were canceled because of a threat of legal action by Tri-Valley Learning Corp., which operates the schools in Stockton, officials in the New Jerusalem School District said Wednesday afternoon.

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Legal Fees Mounting for School District

An additional $1.5 million dollars was approved last week in a 4-2 vote by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education to pay Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, the law firm hired to defend the school district against litigation that would force remediation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

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SD charter school to close

A charter school serving poor and minority children is slated for closure amid concerns about the campus’ management, academics and attendance records. The San Diego school board on Tuesday adopted a harsh report card for Evangeline Roberts Institute of Learning Charter School.

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Charter school issues leave 650 kids in limbo

Parents of nearly 650 schoolchildren are anxious to find out if they will be forced to send their children to another school. Last week, the New Jerusalem School District board voted to wait 30 days before making a decision on the fate of both the Acacia Elementary, 1016 E. Bianchi Road, and Acacia Middle, 1605 E. March Lane, in Stockton.

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