In the mid-2000s, in the midst of a housing boom, the Los Angeles Unified School District realized that skyrocketing rents were fueling teacher turnover. Nearly half of all new teachers in some neighborhoods were leaving the district after three years. L.A. Unified was pouring millions of dollars into training new hires, only to watch them pick up and go. Two below-market apartment complexes were built on unused district land and a third is under construction. Today, both are fully occupied. But not one L.A. Unified teacher lives in them.
With a last-minute deal that preserves El Camino Real High School’s charter status, the school’s governing board and staff say they look forward to putting allegations of inappropriate administrator spending and lax oversight behind them.
On Monday afternoon, the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District superintendent met with the California State Allocation board to secure another $10.4 million for the ongoing mold abatement construction and renovations for district facilities.
For the second time in three months, Tri-Valley Learning Corp, the company that runs the charter, introduced a new principal to parents at the K-8 school. Parents did an online search and found that the principal, Anne Anderson, also went by the name Anne DePerry — a woman who was accused of misusing public funds as an elementary school principal in Minneapolis.
A third to more than half of public school teachers in 20 of California’s small, rural counties are projected to retire by the start of the 2023-24 school year, potentially compounding statewide teacher recruitment challenges, researchers from the nonprofit research agency WestEd projected in a study issued Wednesday.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Wednesday called for the California Department of Education to take over a job that her office has done for the past four years: – release an annual data analysis on chronic student absenteeism.
Huntington Park City Council members voted Tuesday to ban new charter schools in the city until next fall.
The McFarland Unified School District is among a slew of others in Kern County that is asking voters to tax themselves by passing a bond measure on the ballot November 8. In McFarland’s case, it is Measure L, a $110 million bond measure.
Four area school districts are among 10 countywide going to the ballot to ask for bond money to help upgrade aging and deteriorating structures. But only one of the four – the Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach – is facing significant opposition.
After hearing concerning comments from teachers that classrooms were not clean and ready for the start of school year, trustee Ron Heberle brought his concerns to a discussion at Tuesday night’s Lodi Unified School District board meeting.