Weber, D-San Diego, and the two foundation-backed teacher organizations behind the bills, Teach Plus and Educators for Excellence, now face a choice: Settle for what they got or try to strengthen the bill in the Senate, in line with that they first proposed, and hope for the best.
[Researchers have] tried to figure out whether the 4-year-old Local Control Funding Formula helped expand needy students’ access to key courses and services known to boost their academic achievement. And two new studies conclude that for many struggling districts, the answer is no — at least not yet.
Researchers studying California’s new school funding system wish they could track the huge sums of money the state has sent to struggling students, and analyze what districts spent it on. They can’t because the financial data needed to do so isn’t available
A 5-year-old Natomas girl broke down in tears this week after a bus driver dropped her off at a closed school – leaving her to fend for herself. Monday was Myah Fisher’s first day of summer school at Bannon Creek Elementary in Sacramento, but it soon turned into a nightmare.
Since a highly critical state audit warning of possible fraud and misspending in the Alum Rock Union School District came out a week ago, the district board president has lashed out at administrators and other employees.
While charters are often referred to as a monolithic group – public schools that are typically free of most district rules – the Los Angeles school district actually operates 54 of the district’s 279 charter schools.
Legislation to add a year to the two-year probationary period for California teachers passed the Assembly Education Committee, its first test, on Wednesday after contentious exchanges between the bill’s author, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, and committee Chairman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach.
After receiving a “satisfactory” grade on his report card, the interim superintendent of Hayward schools is being given the chance to permanently retain his position as top administrator.
Nestled among rows of wine grapes, Stone Bridge School is a K-8 independent charter school in Napa County. On a recent afternoon, 28 first-graders sang during their main lesson. They can sing, paint, dance and sew. But what they don’t do — and are discouraged from — is use computers.
Visit the campus of Garfield Elementary School, and the first thing you’ll be asked to do is hand over your driver’s license.