The two candidates for superintendent of public instruction weight in on California’s pension problem. The unfunded liability for the California State Teacher Retirement System is over $100 billion. And the obligations continue to grow.
Citing a report that showed increased marijuana use by Colorado’s youth immediately following legalization in the state, the Palm Springs Unified School District wants to prevent similar outcomes for its students.
Carlsbad Unified School District will float a $265 bond measure in November to fund science and math labs, technology, school site safety, and repairs to aging campus infrastructure.
It’s been two years since voters passed a $9 billion bond to renovate and modernize the state’s public schools and community colleges, yet classrooms across California are still waiting for the vast majority of that money.
While suspension rates fell, the discipline gap didn’t close in any significant way, data show. In 2017, black students were suspended at a rate four times greater than white students — essentially the same ratio that had existed five years prior.
Attorneys argue that the ability to read and write is key to unlocking other rights – voting, applying for jobs, writing letters to lawmakers – that federal courts have held sacred. An illiterate adult is unable to participate as a full citizen in a democratic republic, they argue.
The Alameda Unified School District decided in a June 26 meeting to lift several dress code restrictions for the school year beginning Aug. 20, allowing students to wear hats indoors, shorts of any length, spaghetti-strapped tank tops and ripped jeans.
What does the “father” of California’s quarter-century old charter school law think of it now? EdSource recently caught up with former State Sen. Gary Hart, a Democrat who represented Santa Barbara in the Assembly and Senate for 20 years before retiring in 1994.
The Pleasant Valley School District is working to remodel two campuses — and complete other infrastructure projects — before the start of the school year late this month.
Voters in the Shoreline Unified School District will be asked on Nov. 6 to approve a $19.5 million bond measure to support repairs and modernization of district buildings, classrooms and other facilities.