Schools

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California Teacher Unions Appeal Tenure Ruling

California’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.

09/03/2014

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Gov. Jerry Brown Appeals California Teacher Tenure Ruling

Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California’s teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.

08/29/2014

Debris sits on the ground in front of a damaged building following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Raiders Donate Funds For Napa Earthquake Relief

The Oakland Raiders football team Wednesday afternoon is donating $50,000 for earthquake relief to the American Red Cross, the Napa Valley Unified School District and the Napa Valley Education Foundation.

08/27/2014

Paul Gassner’s U.S. History classroom at Napa High School on August 27, 2014. (Holly Quan/CBS)

School Back In Session For Most Napa Students Following 2 ‘Earthquake’ Days

Plenty of students and teachers at Napa High School were anxious for the first day back since Sunday’s 6.0 earthquake.

08/27/2014

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Los Angeles School District Halts Controversial $1 Billion iPad Contract

Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1 billion effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to all students, Superintendent John Deasy has suspended future use of a contract with Apple Inc.

08/26/2014

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

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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

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