- Mayacamas school plan divides charter school supporters, Napa district educators in hearing
- Nov 8, 10:24 AM: The first public debate over a charter middle school proposed for downtown Napa produced passion both for and against the project, and little apparent middle ground.
- Faced with soaring Ds and Fs, schools are ditching the old way of grading
- > Nov 8, 10:22 AM: Los Angeles and San Diego Unified — the state’s two largest school districts, with some 660,000 students combined — have recently directed teachers to base academic grades on whether students have learned what was expected
- California Tries to Close the Gap in Math, but Sets Off a Backlash
- Nov 5, 8:40 AM: Proposed guidelines in the state would de-emphasize calculus, reject the idea that some children are naturally gifted and build a connection to social justice. Critics say math shouldn’t be political.
- Lawsuit claims Palo Alto Unified denies students opportunities to advance in math, particularly disadvantaging girls
Palo Alto Unified School District is facing a lawsuit that alleges the district's math-placement process improperly stops students from taking more advanced classes and particularly disadvantages girls.>
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- How California districts re-imagined summer school to focus on innovation and fun
- > Nov 4, 9:29 AM: California schools, flush with state and federal funding for summer programs, expanded their offerings this past summer to include more students, and attracted them with innovative enrichment classes that helped them to
- Pivot Charter School Leads The Way in Independent, Online Learning
- > Nov 3, 5:51 AM: Terms like “distance learning” and “blended learning” are not new at Pivot Charter Schools. They’ve been embracing the flexibility of independent learning environments for more than 10 years.
- Editorial: Academic and emotional setbacks: The LAUSD kids are not all right
- > Nov 1, 9:15 AM: The data are in and they confirm what parents and educators had feared: Los Angeles-area students have slipped academically from pre-pandemic levels, which weren’t good, either. And a disproportionate amount of that loss
- LAUSD school’s future unclear as charter school looks to expand
- > Nov 1, 5:32 AM: The future of an elementary school that’s been serving families in South Central Los Angeles for more than a century appears uncertain after this academic year due to declining enrollment, while a charter school on the
- In L.A., drop in Latino students' grades reflects fallout from pandemic
- Oct 29, 7:27 AM: A new analysis reveals the academic gap at the nation's second-largest public school system has widened a year after the pandemic.
- Local school districts see increase in families opting for distance learning
- > Oct 28, 9:04 AM: She says her kids would have been at James Monroe Elementary this year. But instead, she elected to enroll them in Mission Vista Academy, a tuition-free public charter school that offers virtual learning from home.
- LAUSD board approves $2.6B COVID-19 relief plan
- Oct 27, 8:33 AM: Tuesday's vote brings to total $4.8B in approved funding for district's Path to Recovery plan to help students heal, overcome challenges stemming from pandemic.
- San Diego Unified approves plan to spend $303 million of COVID funds
- > Oct 27, 8:23 AM: The San Diego Unified School Board approved a plan Tuesday to spend hundreds of millions in COVID aid dollars on substitute teachers, custodians, bus drivers, nurses and counselors, as well as special education, bus
- Can you teach reading on Zoom?
- > Oct 26, 6:24 AM: When the coronavirus struck, upending education as we know it, she pivoted to Zoom tutorials led by the nonprofit she founded called Ignite! Reading, which is part of an emerging trend of high-tech literacy projects coming
- For months, California private schools have been waiting for 'emergency' Covid aid
- > Oct 25, 8:07 AM: Recognizing that all schools were struggling with Covid, Congress offered help this year for private along with public schools. The $5.5 billion for non-public schools was small compared with the $230 billion in pandemic
- California Accounts for 12% of U.S. Students, but Only 1% of Covid School Closures
- Oct 19, 9:16 AM: The state has done remarkably well limiting outbreaks, even before its student vaccine mandate has been put into place.
- Editorial: How to handle an anti-vaccine 'stay-at-home' protest against schools
- > Oct 19, 8:31 AM: The federal government, the state and schools themselves have spent extraordinary amounts of time, effort and money to return students to classrooms while keeping everyone as safe as possible. Students have lost out on too
- California districts anticipate major hits to their 2022-23 budgets as enrollments drop
- Oct 18, 8:59 AM: West Contra Costa Unified could see as much as a $30 million cut to its budget next year unless there is a change in the state’s school funding formula
- 95% of teachers meet COVID-19 vaccination deadline, union says
- Oct 15, 8:11 AM: About 95% of Los Angeles teachers union members have met the school district’s Friday deadline to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the union announced Thursday evening.
- Generosity grows hillside orchard at Alta Vista School in Auburn
- > Oct 15, 7:55 AM: Thanks to a Raley’s Extra Credit Grant, donations from Green Acres Nursery and the hard work of a team of volunteers, an on-campus orchard was planted and school garden improvements are underway. The goal of these efforts
- Editorial: Growing efforts to reform school system
- Oct 15, 6:34 AM: Californians have been dissatisfied with the state’s public schools for decades, but to quote a famous entertainer of the 20th century, “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet."
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