Phil Matier: California's Election Day Races With Nationwide InterestPhil Matier says educators nationwide are keeping an eye on California's state schools superintendent race because of the candidate the teacher's union has decided to endorse.
California Teacher Unions Appeal Tenure RulingCalifornia's powerful teachers unions fought back Wednesday against a court ruling that struck down state laws on tenure and job protection for their 400,000 members, less than a week after Gov. Jerry Brown filed his own appeal.
Torlakson Stakes Early Lead In Race For State Schools SuperintendentIn the race for California Superintendent of Public Instruction, incumbent Tom Torlakson staked an early lead over fellow Democrat Marshall Tuck while a a third GOP candidate had a surprisingly strong showing, according to early results.
Campaign 2014 Special Report: Who’s Footing The Bill In Blitz Of Political Ads? In the days before next Tuesday’s California primary election, voters are being buried in direct mail, and bombarded in radio and television ads, but much of the campaign propaganda isn’t paid for by the candidates themselves.
Bill To Require EpiPens In Public Schools Faces Opposition From Teachers Union A California Senate bill would require public schools to stock epinephrine auto-injectors on campus in the event a student experiences a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, but those in the medical field are getting push back from the teachers union.
East Bay Lawmaker's Bill To Ease Teacher Firing ApprovedThe state Assembly on Wednesday passed a labor-backed bill that would make it easier to discipline and fire teachers accused of misconduct.
State Educators Applaud No Child Left Offline Initiative To Expand Technology In The ClassroomAs part of his No Child Left Offline initiative, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has created a task force which he said recommends the expansion of technology in the classroom.
Phil Matier: California Teachers Association Reluctantly Backs Gov. Brown’s Tax PlanThe KCBS and Chronicle Insider says the CTA is backing Gov. Brown's tax plan, but they do have some reservations.
Brown's Pledge To Voters Complicates Budget PlanGov. Jerry Brown's campaign promise that he would not raise taxes without a vote of the people helped him beat a billionaire Republican rival who was bent on portraying him as just another tax-and-spend Democrat.
Californians Debate Taxing The Wealthy To Save SchoolsTaxing the rich more to benefit others isn't a new idea, but it has emerged in recent weeks as a potential solution as California tries to salvage its public education system from deep budget cuts.
Teachers In Bay Area, State Wrap Up Week Of Budget ProtestsEducators and students rallied across the Bay Area and state Friday to honor teachers and protest looming budget cuts to education.
Teachers In Bay Area, State Begin Week Of Budget ProtestsTeachers marched in downtown San Francisco Monday and rallied at the state Capitol to launch a week of protests over the threat of deep budget cuts to public education.