Tuesday, January 15, 2013

FCMAT » Cali Education Headlines Tuesday, January 15, 2013

FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team:

Under-enrolled Sacramento distict may close multiple city schools

Education Headlines

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Suspect in Taft Union High shooting charged as adult

The suspect in last week’s shooting at Taft Union High School entered a not guilty plea at an arraignment Monday in Kern County Superior Court, where he is being tried as an adult.

Under-enrolled Sacramento distict may close multiple city schools

Trustees in the Sacramento City Unified School District will begin discussions this week on closing what one official said is a "significant" number of under-enrolled schools, nearly a year after the school board wrangled over closing three elementary campuses and ultimately voted to close just one.

After Connecticut shooting, Marin schools tweak safety procedures

A month after a gunman killed 26 people at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, Marin schools are re-examining their safety procedures but appear unlikely to implement any sweeping changes.

Researchers award California education an F in school finance, a C overall

California has received an F in school spending on the annual Education Week report card, which helped drag down the state's overall grade to a C in how it runs its schools -- a dismal ranking that places it 36th among the 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Frey: Brown nominates Sue Burr to the State Board she directed

Gov. Jerry Brown nominated Sue Burr to the State Board of Education on Monday, two weeks after she officially retired from her dual role as the executive director of the State Board and as education policy adviser to the governor.

L.A. schools chief says test cuts could hurt at-risk students

L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy has raised concerns to the state's top education official about his recent proposal that would reduce the number of standardized tests that students must take next year.

Laid-off teachers launch a private nonprofit school in Roseville

A small group of enthusiastic unemployed teachers and a veteran administrator from one of the area's highest-performing schools have teamed up to start a private nonprofit school.
Monday, January 14, 2013

School administrators being 'hyper-vigilant' after Taft shooting

One is erecting extra fences to control access to schools. Another is rethinking what kinds of locks to put on classroom doors. They're all reviewing and emphasizing the importance of safety procedures.

Kern teacher pay up, but below state average

Kern County teachers earned less than the average salary for their profession statewide last year, but average pay here rose even as statewide teacher salaries fell slightly, according to new data from the California Department of Education.

Q&A: El Dorado schools chief stepping down but staying busy

Vicki Barber is ending her reign June 30 as the El Dorado County schools chief after nearly 20 years in the role. She announced her retirement Tuesday. Barber, 61, was elected five consecutive times to the top education post at the Office of Education.