The teacher’s absences are, for the most part, sick or personal days built into their union contracts and granted by administrators. But after years of focusing on truancy and student absences, more research of late has begun to examine what happens when teachers miss a good chunk of the school year.
To meet the demand, districts are getting creative. Some hire teachers in internship programs who can start work before they are fully credentialed. Other districts hire teachers on emergency credentials who have bachelor’s degrees and are enrolled in teacher-preparation programs.
Scores of Sacramento area students were sent home from school this week after they showed up for kindergarten and seventh grade without proof of vaccination.
Since 2010, the group has used the state’s “parent trigger” law to organize parents to take control of local public schools with low test scores.
A federal judge in San Diego on Friday said he will take at least a week before ruling on a request to temporarily stop California’s new vaccination law, an unwelcome delay for vaccination opponents seeking a speedy injunction that would allow students who don’t meet vaccination requirements to start the new school year.
Five county school districts are asking voters to pay more in property taxes for repairs and upgrades at aging campuses and to build new schools.
The Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second-largest district, will start its new year Tuesday. Several districts across the county already have opened their doors.
Teachers in Palm Springs Unified School District will receive six weeks of paid maternity leave under a new contract for the 2016-17 school year.
More than 300 new teachers will join the Fresno Unified School District this year, some who have been recruited while waiting tables or bagging groceries, others who have been recruited from as far as Mexico.
Modesto City Schools trustees will take on the thorny problem of how to even the odds for all students Monday with a vote on a working group to pave the way forward, proposed by two board members.