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California Schools Get Billions To Track, Boost Foster Children’s Performance

California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.

07/13/2014

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Larry Magid: Laptops Here To Stay For Some L.A. Students

The Los Angeles Unified School District is making a change to its program to provide every student with an iPad. The district will now let some high school students get laptops instead.

06/30/2014

(CBS)

California Schools Superintendent Race Features Competing Visions In Unions, Reformists Proxy Fight

The race for state schools chief in California is typically a sleepy affair. With the authority to set education policy vested in the Legislature and a state board of education appointed by the governor, the superintendent’s job has served primarily as a pulpit with no real power.

05/30/2014

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District Could Shutter Oakland’s Oldest Charter School Due To Declining Enrollment

The Oakland Unified School District board is expected to make a decision Wednesday on whether or not to close E.C. Reems Academy; the oldest charter school in the city.

05/28/2014

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Catholic School Teachers At Diocese Of Oakland Required To Sign Morality Pledge Covering Personal Life

A spokesman for the Diocese of Oakland told the San Francisco Chronicle teachers are being required to sign a new contract by Friday that says they conform to church teachings outside the workplace.

05/09/2014

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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.

04/28/2014

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Threat Of Teen With Gun Causes Morning Lockdown At Fremont Schools

Police said the lockdowns came after a call around 9:20 a.m. from a man reporting that he had encountered a teenage boy on a bicycle across from Centerville Junior High in the 37700 block of Fremont Boulevard who challenged him to a fight and claimed to have a gun.

03/19/2014

(CBS)

State Senator Pushing To End English-Only Instruction In California Schools

A state senator on Thursday proposed repealing Proposition 227, the 16-year-old law that banned most bilingual education in public schools.

02/24/2014

(CBS)

5 Alameda Schools Briefly Locked Down After False Reports Of Gunman

Five schools in Alameda were briefly on lockdown because of a report that proved false of a man with a gun near one of the campuses this morning, police said.

10/25/2013

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Community Corner: New Coupon Site Helps Bay Area Schools

A new fundraising program has just launched in San Francisco with the hopes of helping local schools suffering from budget cuts.

04/14/2013

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