Despite charter school advocates spending millions of dollars on their behalf through independent expenditure committees, both candidates say they will not be pushing for a significant expansion of charter schools in the district.
Legislation to add a year to the two-year probationary period for California teachers passed the Assembly Education Committee, its first test, on Wednesday after contentious exchanges between the bill’s author, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, and committee Chairman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach.
City leaders believe everyone who lives in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District should have an opportunity to weigh in on a controversial proposal to divide the district, breaking with their counterparts in Walnut Creek.
The metaphorical last bell of the 2016-17 school year rang at Oxford Preparatory Academy at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. No one knows if it will ring again.
Rocketship Education recently confirmed that it bought the approximately 25,000-square-foot newspaper office at 1700 Cavallo Road, where it intends to build a two-story school for grades K through 5.
After more than a year’s worth of controversy — including accusations of fiscal mismanagement, charging tuition to foreign exchange students and child cruelty charges — two Livermore charter schools are set to close.
Oakland Unified is one of hundreds of school districts in California that have adopted social skill-building in an effort to move from zero-tolerance discipline and drill-and-kill curriculum toward a more nuanced approach to the behavioral and academic needs of students.
The Coalinga-Huron Unified School District Board of Trustees has placed its superintendent on paid administrative leave, but won’t say why. Board President Lisa Culbertson said Wednesday the vote was 4-1, but couldn’t go into detail about why Helen K. Foster was put on paid leave.
Balancing the $1.3 billion budget required cutting $124 million and sending layoff notices to hundreds of employees, but trustees and staff member said the painful actions have made the district’s financial future more hopeful and sustainable.
Menlo Park City School District’s 2017-18 budget was approved by the school board with little fanfare Tuesday night. That’s because all the tough decisions were made in March, after voters passed a new $360 parcel tax that the district said will boost revenues by $1.2 million a year.