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Thousands of Oakland teachers threaten to strike over COVID safety protocol
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Jan 21, 9:04 AM: Teachers say they want to keep schools open, but want to ensure they are safe for teachers and students amid the latest COVID surge. Union representatives and the district say they plan to meet through the night Thursday >
Palo Alto Schools Stay Open During Omicron Surge Thanks to Parent Volunteers
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Jan 19, 10:16 AM: With many teachers and staff out because of the Covid-19 variant, hundreds of parents serve as custodians, cafeteria workers and classroom aides
OCDE’s College and Career Preparatory Academy is helping young students move forward
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Jan 19, 9:38 AM: A local charter school is opening doors for young adults who are behind in credits and need to complete their high school graduation requirements.
Fix California Continues Effort to Advance School Choice with Californians for School Choice
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Jan 19, 8:47 AM: Fix California, the sponsor of Fix California Education, which sponsored a ballot initiative proposing Education Savings Accounts for California students to follow the students’ choice of schools, just announced they are >
Editorial: Does declining school enrollment spell disaster? That argument doesn’t add up
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Jan 18, 9:09 AM: Los Angeles schools are among those facing a double whammy on funding in future years. To start, the birthrate has been declining here and throughout California since 2008, which means fewer kids in school now and years >
California schools under intense strain, fighting to stay open during Omicron surge
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Jan 18, 9:07 AM: A student shows her negative coronavirus test result from a cellphone to enter Olive Vista Middle School this week. Schools throughout the state are strained as coronavirus rates soar.
Opinion: School Choice Can Save Children and Salvage our Education System
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Jan 18, 7:08 AM: Across the country and here in the Golden State, a revolution in education is taking place. Parent engagement and empowerment is helping to drive higher quality and more educational options for families.
Newsom signs order to make it easier for schools to hire teachers amid shortages
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Jan 13, 9:12 AM: The California Teachers Assn., which represents some 300,000 educators statewide, said it recognized the need for hiring flexibility and urged school districts “to focus on substitute teachers, recent retirees and student >
California official: Schools can return to distance learning due to staff shortages
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Jan 13, 9:04 AM: Schools faced with the prospect of closing due to Covid-related staffing shortages and student outbreaks can shift students to temporary remote learning programs, the California Department of Education said Wednesday. >
Here come the parents to help Palo Alto schools stay open amid COVID surge
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Jan 13, 8:57 AM: Instead of going home after dropping off her daughter at El Carmelo School on Wednesday morning, Delmey Walker stuck around to help test students for COVID-19 and keep them from getting too rowdy in the library. >
School district blocks charter school
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Jan 13, 7:37 AM: It is worth noting that the great majority of respondents, 70% of potential Ascent attendees were from homeschoolers, private or online schools or out of District, while 30% were from 9R’s current 5,000 member student >
Hundreds of Parents Step Up to Help Palo Alto Schools During COVID-19 Surge
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Jan 12, 9:24 AM: In a video posted to YouTube, Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Don Austin asked parents to become school volunteers. He said the recent omicron surge has impacted staffing levels and the district needs necessary roles to >
California makes it easier to hire teachers amid shortages, omicron spread
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Jan 12, 6:49 AM: California is making it easier for school districts to hire teachers and other employees amid staffing shortages brought on by the latest surge in coronavirus cases, the governor said Tuesday.
California’s public schools would see more than $20,000 per student in state funding under
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Jan 11, 9:50 AM: California schools would get a combined $119 billion next year from local, state and federal education funding — the most ever.
Oakland school officials say teachers should be in classroom following 'sickout'
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Jan 10, 9:41 AM: Oakland Unified School District said it expects teachers to be back at work Monday after holding a sickout on Friday.
Surge and sickout: 20% of S.F. educators absent as district struggles to supervise classrooms
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Jan 7, 7:43 AM: Nearly 900 San Francisco teachers and aides were not in their classrooms Thursday, a significant increase in absences over the previous day, deepening a crisis that’s been unfolding since Monday as district officials >
California schools risk ‘colossal’ loss of dollars as enrollment drops
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Jan 6, 9:22 AM: Without help from the state, California’s school districts could face a sudden drop in funding after two years of not being penalized for declining enrollment.
More than 600 San Francisco educators out due to COVID-19, test shortage: Teachers union
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Jan 5, 7:22 AM: The teachers union said more than 620 educators were out amid the latest COVID-19 surge, “exacerbating an existing staffing crisis that puts the city’s students at a disadvantage.
L.A. Unified orders COVID testing before school resumes amid high Omicron anxiety
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Jan 4, 9:24 AM: The Los Angeles school district has ordered coronavirus tests for all students and staff before they return from winter break next week as a new period of high anxiety takes hold among parents and educators amid the >
California Department of Education Fails Black Children
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Dec 29, 8:22 AM: In a state known for its progressivism, you may find it shocking that Black Californians live under a mandate that nothing in particular can be done for Black children in our public schools as a matter of law.  This is >

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