How much of the increase indicates real educational improvement, and how much of it was attained through short cuts that allowed districts to boost their numbers without teaching young people the skills expected of a high school graduate?
The Vista Unified School District is rolling out a system in which students scan their fingerprints to buy lunch at the cafeteria, employing technology used for airport security, government clearances and law enforcement.
Trustees for the San Diego Unified School District held off on eliminating the equivalent of 170 full-time positions Tuesday night in a contentious meeting that also saw dozens of people upset about sex education and an anti-Islamophobia plan.
Dr. Priscilla Chan, wife of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has been in talks with city and school officials to open a charter or alternative public school in San Francisco for nearly a year, the San Francisco Examiner has learned.
The schoolyard at Calexico Mission School is quiet, save for a stray giggle here and there. Third-graders huddle for reading time: the girls lying beneath a shade tree, the boys under a blazing pink bougainvillea.
San Diego Unified School District officials expect a big crowd at their Tuesday night meeting with people upset, and in some cases misinformed, about a recently launched anti-bully campaign aimed at protecting Muslim students.
Californians on both sides of the charter school debate can expect two years of hearings over Senate Bill 808, a bill that would restrict the charter school approval process, which critics claim could lead to the shuttering of many of the schools.
The battle continues over how much money the district will spend on charter-school construction projects in the future. Just last week, L.A. Unified won a court case focused on that issue — and it could have enormous consequences.
Overall, this report reveals California’s charter public schools are successfully striving towards full implementation of Common Core, and continue to outperform traditional public schools at disproportionately high numbers.
Today the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) released its fifth “Portrait of the Movement” report. The 2017 report echoes prior research and highlights strong outcomes among charter schools serving California’s historically disadvantaged students.
Former Middle Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins has been arrested in northern California and Elizabeth Thomas, the 15-year-old girl authorities say he kidnapped, is safe, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
As the idea takes hold that college campuses should be “sanctuaries” for undocumented immigrant students, the NEA-affiliated California Faculty Association (CFA) last month adopted a resolution calling for every California State University (CSU) campuses to be a “safe zone” for students and families threatened by immigration enforcement.
School districts that fail to address the anxieties experienced by undocumented students as a result of federal immigration policies of the Trump administration may be violating their students’ constitutional rights to a meaningful education, said Thomas Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF).
Charter school parents, students and administrators packed the meeting room at the Los Angeles Unified School District board meeting Tuesday to voice opposition to state legislation they said will hurt charter schools.