The landmark case of Mendez, et al vs. Westminster School District of Orange County, et al laid the groundwork for school desegregation throughout California and the nation.
While many districts are just beginning to make the shift to the new science standards, directors of California’s network of outdoor programs say their week-long outdoor science camps can help districts and their students in the interim.
Music programs across the Tuolumne and Calaveras counties are being revived in the wake of budget cuts that took a toll on a fleet of instruments. Now, band directors and music educators say that, for many instruments, only one more repair will work: replacement.
In a vigorous defense, officials behind the California Virtual Academies branded this news organization’s investigation into their online charter schools “wrong and insulting” and an attack against a model of school choice.
For the second time this year, a strongly worded report has called for the California Department of Education to keep track of the $400 million a year that school districts are supposed to spend on mental health services for special education students and produce an annual report on their outcomes.
Two groups are suing the Antelope Valley Union High School District for allegedly not informing students about scholarships aimed at non-religious students.
In a first for the region — and possibly the state — The Wonderful Company has proposed sweeping education reforms in the rural farming town of Lost Hills by converting the city’s only school district into a charter.
The National School District is looking at the possibility of putting a new general obligation bond in front of voters later this year. Trustees are considering hiring Dale Scott & Company, the consultants who helped to craft Proposition N, the $26.1 million school bond measure National City voters overwhelmingly approved in 2014.
Modesto City Schools said Friday it is cooperating with a U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights investigation of its handling of a race-based bullying incident and the district’s long history of higher discipline rates for black students.
Woodland Hills charter school recently made an unusual offer to its veteran teachers: We’ll give you $30,000 if you return to the Los Angeles Unified School District before you retire. It wasn’t the teachers that El Camino Real Charter High School wanted to get rid of. It was the cost of their retirement benefits.