Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Peer groups coming to two campuses

Once the programs take effect at the schools in the coming weeks, students rather than adults will be making disciplinary decisions regarding peers who have committed offenses such as repeatedly cursing in class, being defiant toward teachers or tagging school property.

Celebrities join S.F. schools' meditation

The event at Burton High School celebrated the sixth year of the district's Quiet Time program, which uses transcendental meditation techniques to help students focus and stay calm despite the stresses of school or home.

La Costa Canyon students fight for journalism course

The staff of La Costa Canyon High School's newspaper is questioning the motives behind the principal's decision to cut its journalism class as it tries to keep the course alive.
Monday, May 6, 2013

Growing pains hit Panama-Buena Vista district

The Panama-Buena Vista Union School District is redrawing its attendance boundary lines to accommodate growth in the southwest.

Suspensions drop sharply in Stockton USD

The use of suspensions as a form of discipline is under scrutiny in the state Assembly, and Stockton Unified changed some of its conduct codes in 2011, taking suspensions off the table in many nonviolent situations where a student shows "defiance" to staff.

Schools lose $$

Tuolumne and Calaveras county schools lost out this spring on more than $1 million in funding for after-school programs.