Schools

US-EARTHQUAKE

Napa Quake: Assessing The Damages

Inspectors spent Monday on the streets of Napa checking for damage.

08/25/2014

School desks

Bill Encouraging Alternative To Expelling Students For Willful Defiance Headed To Gov. Brown’s Desk

The state Senate has approved legislation that would prevent California schools from expelling students for willfully defying school authorities.

08/19/2014

(CBS SF)

San Francisco Teachers Union Threaten Strike As Students Head Back To School

San Francisco’s School superintendent and Mayor Ed Lee are expressing cautious optimism about averting a teacher strike. 

08/18/2014

Joan Miller (right) teaches a piano lesson to student Fedra Britvic. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Keeps Music From Being Silenced In Schools

When budget cuts began to slash music programs in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, one woman jumped in to keep it from being silenced altogether. Now this Jefferson Award winner is helping keeping music alive for students.

08/13/2014

Classroom

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

laptop, computer, keyboard, generic

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

A fourth-grade student works on homework.   (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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

A Christian holding a crucifix praying beads (Saif Dahlah/AFP/Getty Images)

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

School Lunch

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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