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Monday, April 1, 2013

USDA snack rules will have indirect impact on schools

Newly proposed rules on the nutrition of snack foods that Chico schools don't produce and don't directly sell, are having an impact on the district's nutrition program.

11 O.C. districts expect trouble paying bills

Financial reports filed by Orange County's 28 school districts this month show that while fewer schools are facing cash problems than last year, 39 percent of districts are still reporting difficulty meeting their financial obligations.

Dublin schools to use drug-dog patrols again

Drug-sniffing dogs are returning to Dublin middle and high schools to deter students from bringing alcohol, drugs or weapons on campus.

Opposition to renaming Union City school growing more vocal

In recent weeks, debate over renaming Alvarado Middle School has been one-sided. The city's large Filipino-American community packed New Haven school district board meetings to support honoring farm labor leaders Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz and overshadowed the small number of opponents.

Moraga: School district says child sex abuse victim filed lawsuit too late

The civil case of Kristen Cunnane against the Moraga School District and three former administrators may come down to statute of limitations arguments.

California schools chief Tom Torlakson strikes tone of optimism in annual address in Lawndale

In a speech addressing the state of education, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson on Thursday celebrated a recent wave of voter-approved taxes that are expected to stabilize a dire education budget, and touted other initiatives that would bring still more tax dollars to public schools.

California's largest teachers union now backs bill to ease firing

California's largest teachers union is backing a measure that would make it easier to discipline and fire teachers accused of misconduct after successfully fighting a similar proposal last year.

Gabel: State still has a role in supporting and holding districts accountable

With the passage of Proposition 30 and almost nine out of 10 local ballot measures last November, the voters of California gave our schools an almost unprecedented chance to begin rebuilding after years of budget cuts. With his budget proposal, Governor Brown kept the promises we made to voters and made education funding his top priority. But his proposal does more than fund schools — it stands to change the way we fund them.

Adams: Schools struggle to provide dental health safety net

As California educators grapple with boosting student achievement across economic lines, the teeth of poor children are holding them back.
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Buyouts for teachers already retired

The San Diego Unified School District has expanded its offer of $25,000 buyouts to hundreds of veteran educators - including two dozen who already are retired.

Yucaipa school board hires Fontana superintendent

The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District board has voted unanimously to offer Fontana Superintendent Cali Olsen-Binks its top job.

School staffers pack Tam district board meeting amid labor dispute

Members of a school staffers union packed a meeting of the Tamalpais Union High School District board Wednesday night to call for increased salaries and benefits amid stalled contract negotiations.