California School Headlines

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

  • Are Traumatized Students Disabled? A Debate Straight Outta Compton - GPB
  • GPB Are Traumatized Students Disabled? A Debate Straight Outta Compton GPB An unprecedented, class action lawsuit brought against one Southern California school district and its top officials could have a big impact on schools across the country. On Thursday in Los Angeles, read more...




  • Fullerton School District Continues Commitment to Implement Education ... - Press Release Rocket
  • Fullerton School District Continues Commitment to Implement Education ... Press Release Rocket An online student registration solution, available in English, Korean, and Spanish, will place a California school district in the forefront of education technology. Austin, Texas read more...




  • School Embraces Nutrition Standards to the Culinary Delight of Its Students - USDA.gov (press release) (blog)
  • USDA.gov (press release) (blog) School Embraces Nutrition Standards to the Culinary Delight of Its Students USDA.gov (press release) (blog) It sounds like a dish from a five star restaurant, but it's just one of many recipes registered dietitian and director of nutrition read more...




  • S&P Ups Outlook On A California School District - Bond Buyer
  • S&P Ups Outlook On A California School District Bond Buyer S&P Ups Outlook On A California School District. by Keeley Webster. SEP 9, 2015 4:26pm ET. Standard & Poor's revised Los Olivos Elementary School District, Calif.'s outlook to stable from negative read more...




  • The Forgotten Students of California's Drought - The Atlantic
  • The Atlantic The Forgotten Students of California's Drought The Atlantic California's education funding is based on average daily attendance, so superintendents like Hernandez expected their aid to slide as students moved away. Eighteen months later, however, only on read more...




  • Most People are Misinformed about Common Core, Poll Finds - Education World
  • Most People are Misinformed about Common Core, Poll Finds Education World The poll, administered by "PACE, a research center that analyzes California education policy, and the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California ? found that the 10 percent of read more...




  • New student assessment test results released - Morgan Hill Times
  • New student assessment test results released Morgan Hill Times This is the first statewide student assessments released in two years since the California education community did away with the old Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program. About 3.2 million students w read more...




  • Woodland school district says students 'met or exceeded' new Common Core test ... - Daily Democrat
  • Woodland school district says students 'met or exceeded' new Common Core test ... Daily Democrat In contrast to the percentages ? which were below 50 percent ? Woodland School District staff are saying that students ?met or exceeded? standards under the new Common Co read more...




  • PD Editorial: Grading the state's schools: Incomplete - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • Santa Rosa Press Democrat PD Editorial: Grading the state's schools: Incomplete Santa Rosa Press Democrat California schools got their interim grades this week, and they weren't very good. More than half of the state's public school students don't read at gra read more...




  • Sunday, July 5th, 2015

  • Natural gas company being bought by Wisconsin Energy expands in California - Milwaukee Business Journal
  • Milwaukee Business Journal Natural gas company being bought by Wisconsin Energy expands in California Milwaukee Business Journal Wisconsin Energy Corp.'s impending holdings in compressed-natural-gas (CNG) ? a fuel that promises low costs and clean burning in the wake of read more...




  • E-Cig, Marijuana Risks Unclear to Teenagers - Medscape
  • E-Cig, Marijuana Risks Unclear to Teenagers Medscape ... Stanford, and Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, professor of pediatrics in adolescent medicine at Stanford, studied 24 adolescents (nine girls, 15 boys) who attended high school in a Northern California school district know read more...




  • FSUSD leaders to approve LCAP and a $187M budget - TheReporter.Com
  • FSUSD leaders to approve LCAP and a $187M budget TheReporter.Com Like other California school district governing boards, each facing important deadlines just days away, Fairfield-Suisun Unified leaders are expected to approve the district's Local Control Accountability P read more...




  • Lawsuit: Public School Suspended Kids Four Days For Pro-Hitler Tweets ON A ... - Daily Caller
  • Lawsuit: Public School Suspended Kids Four Days For Pro-Hitler Tweets ON A ... Daily Caller A group of parents is suing a Southern California school district because, they say, school officials suspended their kids for four days over a series of tweets containing Hitler joke read more...




  • Don Brann abruptly announces resignation as state-appointed trustee of ... - The Daily Breeze
  • The Daily Breeze Don Brann abruptly announces resignation as state-appointed trustee of ... The Daily Breeze A $55 million line of credit was set up and the state took control, making IUSD the ninth California school district to enter receivership. Brann held the position fo read more...




  • Burbank Unified Switches to Reclaimed Water for Irrigation - T.H.E. Journal
  • Burbank Unified Switches to Reclaimed Water for Irrigation T.H.E. Journal A southern California school district is gradually introducing the use of reclaimed water for irrigation as part of a $110 million capital projects and technology bond initiative. The Burbank Unified S read more...




  • Kadho Proudly Announces Recent Appointment of Former California Secretary ... - Digital Journal
  • Kadho Proudly Announces Recent Appointment of Former California Secretary ... Digital Journal ... Superintendent of Schools and then serving as the former President of California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA), Dr. Long has been a positive i read more...




  • Lessons From New Orleans: 'Don't Copy' - Education Week (subscription) (blog)
  • Education Week (subscription) (blog) Lessons From New Orleans: 'Don't Copy' Education Week (subscription) (blog) I went to New Orleans to see if its 10-year experience with charter schools and market-based school choice had application to Los Angeles. I came away read more...




  • Bill to extend School District of Choice program passes Assembly hurdle - Orange County Breeze
  • Orange County Breeze Bill to extend School District of Choice program passes Assembly hurdle Orange County Breeze The measures extend the School District of Choice program and remove antiquated laws from the California Education Code that were rendered obsolete due to the ad read more...




  • Friends trying to hand off rice cooker cause scare at casino - San Antonio Express-News (subscription)
  • San Antonio Express-News (subscription) Friends trying to hand off rice cooker cause scare at casino San Antonio Express-News (subscription) Ian Tanner of Petaluma, (with sign) joins protesters who are upset about the passage of the California state law SB277, which bans per read more...




  • Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

  • Trillium CNG Inks Deal for Second CNG Station With Los Angeles Unified ... - Power Engineering International
  • Trillium CNG Inks Deal for Second CNG Station With Los Angeles Unified ... Power Engineering International ... gas (CNG) fueling station for the largest operator of CNG-fueled school buses in the country, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). This will be the seco read more...




  • Integrys Energy Unit to Build CNG Station in California - Zacks.com
  • Integrys Energy Unit to Build CNG Station in California Zacks.com Integrys Energy Group, Inc.'s (TEG - Analyst Report) business wing, Trillium CNG, announced that it will build the second compressed natural gas (?CNG?) fueling station for the Los Angeles Unified School D read more...




  • What Would A Decentralized L.A. School Network Look Like? - Education Week (subscription) (blog)
  • What Would A Decentralized L.A. School Network Look Like? Education Week (subscription) (blog) In recent posts, I laid out the case for turning the Los Angeles Unified School District into autonomous networks of schools and creating political winners in the process. My co-au read more...




  • Early education makes substantial gains in state budget - EdSource
  • EdSource Early education makes substantial gains in state budget EdSource Tadeo HernŠndez looks at a chef doll at the Pajaro Valley Unified's daycare center for the children of migrant workers in Watsonville. Despite initial resistance from Gov. Jerry Brown, the final bu read more...




  • Showdown for bill to curtail gun speech in California schools - Guns.com
  • Guns.com Showdown for bill to curtail gun speech in California schools Guns.com California State Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego, is backing a measure that could change how gun threats are interpreted in schools across the state, even if it wasn't intended as a threat. (Ph read more...




  • New Study Shows Combatting Childhood Obesity in Schools Is Working - PR Web (press release)
  • New Study Shows Combatting Childhood Obesity in Schools Is Working PR Web (press release) Effect of the Healthy Schools Program on Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in California Schools, 2006 ? 2012, is the first peer-reviewed journal article published about the Healthy read more...




  • Monday, June 15th, 2015

  • More Physical Education Teachers Are Being Hired, Thanks To The Common Core - Huffington Post
  • More Physical Education Teachers Are Being Hired, Thanks To The Common Core Huffington Post ... more than 1 in 5 elementary students in the state ?- agreed to a settlement in April in a lawsuit that alleged the districts failed to provide elementary students with the minimum read more...




  • Berrick: California must bolster education outcomes for foster children - San Francisco Examiner
  • Berrick: California must bolster education outcomes for foster children San Francisco Examiner One of the most significant and positive implications of this change was the impact on foster youth, a group previously overlooked in California's education system. The regulat read more...




  • Calif. State Superintendent's Blueprint for a Second Term - Education Week (subscription) (blog)
  • Education Week (subscription) (blog) Calif. State Superintendent's Blueprint for a Second Term Education Week (subscription) (blog) Torlakson.jpg State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson introduces "The California Way" at an Advancement Project gathering read more...




  • Proposed legislation would grant high school rodeo riders PE credit - EdSource
  • EdSource Proposed legislation would grant high school rodeo riders PE credit EdSource Madison Baute, 14, from Agua Dulce, barrel racing on her horse, Dash. She would like to receive physical education credit for the time she spends training. High school freshman Jenna Culott read more...




  • Vergara time bomb still hangs over public schools: Thomas Elias - LA Daily News
  • Vergara time bomb still hangs over public schools: Thomas Elias LA Daily News Julia Macias, 13, of San Fernando Valley, Plaintiff, and Los Angeles Unified School District Middle School Student speaking to the media about the decision Vergara v. California. California Superio read more...




  • Actively engaging in Healthy Schools Program linked to reduced student obesity - UC Berkeley
  • UC Berkeley Actively engaging in Healthy Schools Program linked to reduced student obesity UC Berkeley The researchers evaluated only California schools participating in the onsite program. The program now serves more than 28,000 schools nationally, the majority of which are read more...




  • Lawyer: Legal fight against yoga in California schools is finished - Contra Costa Times
  • Lawyer: Legal fight against yoga in California schools is finished Contra Costa Times Lawyer: Legal fight against yoga in California schools is finished. Associated Press. Posted: 06/13/2015 10:40:38 AM PDT# Comments | Updated: about 6 hours ago. LOS ANGELES -- The lawyer wh read more...




  • Sunday, May 31st, 2015

  • Travis Unified School District superintendent deals with more issues than the ... - TheReporter.Com
  • Travis Unified School District superintendent deals with more issues than the ... TheReporter.Com She bears the standard burdens of most California school district superintendents, then bears some more because Travis Unified, with a sizable population of military dependents, read more...




  • Mom says 5th-grader got death threats, sexual photos from classmate - CBS News
  • CBS News Mom says 5th-grader got death threats, sexual photos from classmate CBS News SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California school district is investigating after the mother of a fifth-grader said she's scared for her child's safety because she discovered death threats a read more...




  • Trey Lippe Morrison's California education on display in televised Saturday fight - Tulsa World
  • Trey Lippe Morrison's California education on display in televised Saturday fight Tulsa World TV: Cox Cable 1003 with Showtime's Al Bernstein and former world lightweight champion Sean O'Grady. The card. * Heavyweights: Trey Lippe Morrison (7-0, Vinita) vs. Thoma read more...




  • Report urges moderation on issues raised in Vergara ruling - LA School Report
  • LA School Report Report urges moderation on issues raised in Vergara ruling LA School Report Few topics in California education are as polarizing as the Vergara case, one of the most prominent battlegrounds for the reform vs. status quo wars. The ruling by a California Super read more...




  • An innovative high school program in California is turning conventional wisdom ... - Deseret News
  • Deseret News An innovative high school program in California is turning conventional wisdom ... Deseret News Read more about California schools. SAN DIEGO Ana Sical, 25, once thought she was destined for a full-time job at the Jack in the Box fast-food restaurant where she w read more...




  • CORE test scores bound to be skewed at first - The Salinas Californian
  • The Salinas Californian CORE test scores bound to be skewed at first The Salinas Californian National data indicate only one-third of schools had implemented Common Core instruction by spring 2014, with a projected two-thirds implementing by spring 2015, and likely Californi read more...




  • Golden touch: TOHS, Sequoia earn state's newest distinction - Thousand Oaks Acorn
  • Golden touch: TOHS, Sequoia earn state's newest distinction Thousand Oaks Acorn The awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. Schools applied for the aw read more...




  • Walnut Creek and Lamorinda News Briefs - San Jose Mercury News
  • Walnut Creek and Lamorinda News Briefs San Jose Mercury News The Gold Ribbon awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include, the California Standar read more...




  • The Hunting Ground: Human Truths of Campus Rape - City Watch
  • City Watch The Hunting Ground: Human Truths of Campus Rape City Watch California schools must adopt policies implementing the directive by July 1st. At the same time, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is investigating 111 colleges and univer read more...




  • Doctors' Liability Concerns Could Derail Calif. School EpiPen Law - California Healthline
  • Doctors' Liability Concerns Could Derail Calif. School EpiPen Law California Healthline California schools are having trouble obtaining prescriptions for emergency epinephrine auto-injectors, or EpiPens, despite a state law (SB 1266) requiring they have the devices, EdSo read more...




  • Should a good thing become mandatory? - OCRegister
  • Should a good thing become mandatory? OCRegister One of the most contentious public policy issues to arise in years is the debate on whether to tighten vaccine requirements for children in California's schools. Senate Bill 277, authored by state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacra read more...




  • Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

  • 10-Year-Old Gets Mission Song Stricken from California School District Curriculum - Indian Country Today Media Network
  • 10-Year-Old Gets Mission Song Stricken from California School District Curriculum Indian Country Today Media Network A 10-year-old Wukchumni boy is changing the way one California school district teaches Native history. Alex Fierro, a fourth-grader in the Visalia Unified Sch read more...




  • Wacky cases in school endorsement of religion debate - Muncie Star Press
  • Muncie Star Press Wacky cases in school endorsement of religion debate Muncie Star Press At issue in Sedlock were yoga classes taught in the Encinitas, California, school district. A group of parents sued, charging that teaching yoga in public schools is unconstitutional sta read more...




  • Moody's upgrades Sunnyvale ESD's (CA) GO Bonds to Aa1 - Moodys.com (press release) (subscription)
  • Moody's upgrades Sunnyvale ESD's (CA) GO Bonds to Aa1 Moodys.com (press release) (subscription) The rating also notably reflects the strength of the voter-approved, unlimited property tax pledge securing California school district GO bonds and the well-established le read more...




  • Tattooed Jesus, yoga and school endorsement of religion - The Salinas Californian
  • The Salinas Californian Tattooed Jesus, yoga and school endorsement of religion The Salinas Californian At issue in Sedlock were yoga classes taught in the Encinitas, California, school district. A group of parents sued, charging that teaching yoga in public schools is uncon read more...




  • Reed Union School District (CA) Improves Student Enrollment by Making the ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
  • Reed Union School District (CA) Improves Student Enrollment by Making the ... Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) Reed Union, a California school district using another Online Enrollment solution for the past four years, has decided to jump start their Online Enrollmen read more...




  • CA Officials Institute New Sexual Assault Guidelines - The UCSD Guardian Online
  • CA Officials Institute New Sexual Assault Guidelines The UCSD Guardian Online ... written policies and procedures ensuring any report of sexual assault that campus authorities receive are immediately forwarded to local law enforcement. California campuses must do so by July read more...




  • The Fight for Progressive Tax Reform Continues: It's Time to Make It Fair - OB Rag
  • OB Rag The Fight for Progressive Tax Reform Continues: It's Time to Make It Fair OB Rag If we ever want to get to a place where we are not just preventing cuts but actually restoring California's education system to what it was when it was the envy of the country, so read more...