A decision by Bakersfield’s largest elementary school district to drop salary caps for veteran teachers who want to work there has begun draining talent from neighboring rural classrooms.
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.
A shift toward softer forms of school discipline is driving down the numbers of middle and high school students being suspended or expelled, according to California Education Department data and interviews with Tuolumne County educators.
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).
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.
Despite concerns, the State Board of Education on Wednesday approved a preliminary version of California’s first College and Career Readiness Indicator, a tool aimed at measuring how schools prepare students for postsecondary opportunities.
After multiple delays, California education officials are moving to comply with the nation’s first law requiring public schools to include prominent gay people and LGBT rights milestones in history classes.
A popular former Los Angeles Unified teacher who was investigated and fired after allegations of inappropriate behavior will be allowed to continue his defamation lawsuit against the school district, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday.
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.
An “independent and definitive” study should be conducted to weigh the economic benefits and costs of consolidating Tuolumne County’s 11 separate school districts, according to this year’s grand jury report released Tuesday morning.