An anonymous person has donated $34 million dollars to the Oakland Unified School District and dozens of nonprofit organizations to help children and low-income entrepreneurs.
California’s Assembly has approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, ending personal belief and religious exemptions.
While the Common Core education standards provoked political backlash and testing boycotts around the country this year, the state that educates more public school children than any other — California — was conspicuously absent from the debate.
An Oakland High School student who was dumped out of his wheelchair by a campus security guard last year has filed a lawsuit against the school district.
Another attempt is underway to repeal a controversial law that allows transgender students in California schools to choose which restrooms they use.
California will alter its 8-year-old ban preventing all registered sex offenders from living near schools or parks, instead imposing the restriction only on pedophiles and others whose sex crimes involved children.
Students, parents and community members plan on attending Wednesday night’s Oakland school board meeting to speak out about several incidents in the past 15 months in which security guards have allegedly beaten students.
California is spending much more on schools since the passage of Governor Brown’s temporary tax increase, Proposition 30, but is likely to slip back toward the bottom once those higher taxes expire.
The California Board of Education has suspended the state’s school accountability system for one year to give teachers and students time to adjust to new standardized tests aligned with the Common Core standards.
Positioned as showdowns, smack-downs or friendly competitions, spelling bees have a long and storied past in the United States.