The district’s reserves for economic uncertainty hit 0.96 percent at the end of the 2017-2018 school year, down from the 3 percent reserve school officials projected in June, according to the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education.
Test scores show improvements for Salinas public schools, but they still lag behind statewide averages, according to results released by the California Department of Education.
The Pasadena Unified school board got an earful Thursday in the form of two hours of emotional pleas from parents, students and teachers who implored the board to save Cleveland and Franklin elementary and Wilson Middle schools from the chopping block.
If teachers go on strike this school year, it would be the first amid a backdrop of a growing charter school movement that has not only drawn students from the Los Angeles Unified School District, but has also taken teachers with them.
The union representing Los Angeles teachers moved one step closer to a possible strike Friday after ending mediation sessions with the L.A. Unified School District.
It’s the second time in three months an independent audit team has said the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office should review MUSD’s spending due to possible fraud.
The Galt Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve the use of dogs to detect contraband such as drugs, alcohol and weapons at the district’s high schools.
Stevon Cook, in his first meeting as president of the San Francisco Unified School District, shed a long-standing tradition on Tuesday. Meetings in the district have long opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. But he opted for a reading that he said also expresses a love of country.
The state’s ability to provide districts with support is constrained by the weakness of the California Department of Education, according to a new report issued as part of the Getting Down to Facts research project.
The next state superintendent of public instruction will face a big challenge: making the case for a bigger role for the California Department of Education. He will have to reassert the importance of the department, which he will run, after a decade in which its power, responsibilities and resources have diminished.