Raising the specter of a possible loss of billions of dollars in federal funds, U.S. education officials on Tuesday rejected California’s request to skip standardized science testing for two years while test-driving a newer version of the exams.
Fresno Unified Superintendent Michael Hanson, the second-longest-serving superintendent of the state’s 30 largest districts, resigned Monday, effective in August. Hanson, 51, has led Fresno, the state’s fourth-largest district – and one of its poorest – for nearly 12 years.
Hubbub surrounding school district separation may have died down in the past several months, but the Malibu Unified Negotiations Committee has quietly continued its work toward ironing out what an independent Malibu school district will look like.
After a bitter fight spanning the better part of two years, Coachella Valley Unified School District and the teachers union reached a tentative agreement Friday evening, narrowly avoiding a strike among its membership.
The family of a girl molested in an after-school program at Mark Twain Elementary filed suit Monday against several parties, including the principal, the city of Sacramento and Sacramento City Unified School District.
Police are investigating an alleged scheme in which high school students exchanged nude photos of female students using a shared Dropbox account that apparently spans several schools in the Bay Area, authorities said.
After years of cost overruns and elaborate spending on new campuses that sparked audits and outside investigations, most of the money from a massive bond program approved by voters in the West Contra Costa Unified School District has been spent or committed. Meanwhile, 10 schools are still awaiting improvements.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights said it resolved nearly 100 allegations of civil rights violations – most of them alleging gender-based or disability-based discrimination – in California schools and colleges in fiscal 2016.
Using terminology entrenched in California’s school reform vernacular, Betsy DeVos called for “local control” of schools in her most extensive public comments since President-elect Donald Trump selected her to be his secretary of education three weeks ago.
In a lawsuit filed on Friday, two Anaheim school districts asked an Orange County Superior Court judge to shut down Epic Charter School, an online school that opened in September and is educating 82 students, with plans to add more.