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California school enrollment over two decades: gains and losses by region with pandemic year drops
Mar 23, 5:51 AM: For two decades, K-12 enrollment in California was stable, hovering between 6.1 million and 6.2 million students. But within the state, there was movement: sharp enrollment declines in coastal counties – the rural north >
Sacramento families scramble to find where to leave their kids ahead of teachers strike
Mar 23, 5:32 AM: With Sacramento City Unified School District teachers and other staff members officially going on strike starting Wednesday, thousands of parents across Sacramento have had to scramble to make arrangements for where to >
73% of voters in L.A. Unified do not believe every neighborhood has a good school, poll says
Mar 22, 8:46 AM: Seven in 10 voters do not believe that every neighborhood in Los Angeles Unified School District has a good school — and an even higher number believes that a digital divide is holding back students from access to full >
No deal struck in Monday negotiation as Sacramento teachers strike looms
Mar 22, 8:27 AM:

A looming teachers strike that would impact 43,000 Sacramento students and their families is another day closer. After returning to the bargaining table on Monday for hours of discussion, a deal has not been reached >

Charter school changes target opening date, looks to resubmit petition
Mar 22, 6:28 AM: A charter school group seeking a first-of-its-kind approval from the Bakersfield City School District’s governing board temporarily withdrew its petition, school officials confirmed Monday, announcing new plans with hopes >
Opinion: The abysmal state of state education
Mar 21, 7:57 AM: Newsom got one thing right about his role in public education: in delivering for the unions, he has indeed been “transformational” — in severely limiting parent choice. But by putting California’s powerful teachers unions >
LAUSD still negotiating with teachers union over masking
Mar 18, 8:03 AM: In addition to question of if or when to lift the masking requirement, parties also negotiating over when to end weekly COVID-19 testing.
L.A. school board election field is set, includes pivotal race to replace Monica Garcia
Mar 17, 8:37 AM: For more than 15 years, Monica Garcia has been a force on the Los Angeles Board of Education. But term limits have opened up her seat this year to four hopefuls, who plan either to build on her legacy or to push the >
Parents decry LAUSD’s still-in-place COVID mask mandate; talks with teachers’ union resume Wednesday
Mar 16, 9:26 AM: A group of parents upset about the continuing indoor mask-wearing mandate at Los Angeles Unified School District campuses rallied outside the teachers’ union headquarters on Tuesday, March 15, demanding an end to the >
A first school day without mask mandates, except in L.A., where teachers union is in talks
Mar 15, 9:46 AM: Across Los Angeles County and throughout California, students and teachers on Monday had the option to take their masks off in class or keep them on — and their decisions varied. A major exception was L.A. Unified, where a >
Editorial: Marin battles over charter schools far from over
Mar 14, 8:52 AM: It’s been 30 years since state lawmakers voted to allow publicly funded charter schools, but coming up with a fair formula for funding them continues to be a challenge.
Sacramento teachers and staff authorize a strike. No date has been set
Mar 11, 9:04 AM: Members of two unions representing teachers, maintenance workers, bus drivers and other staff in the Sacramento City Unified School District voted Thursday to authorize a strike if district officials continue “to negotiate >
A wealth of cash in L.A. Unified but for how long?
Mar 9, 9:24 AM: The financial forecast for Los Angeles schools calls for relatively blue skies for three years — including $3 billion left over at the end of the current school year — but warns that there could be serious shortfalls >
East L.A. makes room for new charter school campus
Mar 8, 10:50 AM: East Los Angeles -- It’s a construction zone now. But in a few months, a former car sales lot along Atlantic Boulevard will be occupied by Esperanza College Prep, a charter high school.
Some L.A. schools face uncertain futures as student enrollment declines dramatically
Mar 8, 10:22 AM: Districts across California are bracing for the effect of declining enrollment, because state funding is based on the number of students in the classroom.
Why do so many families opt out of OUSD schools? It’s complicated
Mar 8, 8:53 AM: Thousands of children who live in Oakland don’t attend district schools. With more closures looming, we spoke to four families about why they decided to leave.
Parents try to save charter school north of Sacramento
Mar 7, 8:12 AM: Parents and students have held weekly meetings on Zoom discussing how they can save a small charter north of Sacramento charter school that has a great reputation among its alumni and current families.
Charter school teacher gets refund from teachers union that seized dues
Mar 7, 8:00 AM: A California union has backed down after facing a potential legal action threatened by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation on behalf of a former California charter school teacher.
Parents Fights To Keep Charter School In Elverta Open
Mar 4, 9:34 AM: Parents are in a rush against time to save a local charter school that is set to close at the end of this year.
Online Tutoring Effective At Making Up For COVID-19 Learning Loss
Mar 3, 7:23 AM: According to a study by the University of California San Diego, disruptions to in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic have increased interests in expanding online tutoring to K-12 students.



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