Articles Tagged With ‘California Public Schools’




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California teachers on leave for mocking ‘Day Without Immigrant’ students

Five teachers and a counselor at a Southern California high school took to Facebook last week to express their immense satisfaction with the “Day Without Immigrants.” The teachers stated that, for a day, they did not have to deal with... (Continue reading)

California Supreme Court tosses case challenging teacher tenure

In a split decision, the California Supreme Court decided Monday that it will not hear a case challenging tenure and other job protections for public school teachers in the state. The decision constitutes a victory for California teacher unions. [LA... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar bars teen with brain tumor from going to prom

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A high school senior who is battling a brain tumor and recovering from a broken hip managed to score a date, as well as a black tuxedo with a pink tie, for the Arroyo Grande High School... (Continue reading)

California tests scores among worst in U.S.

California K-12 students have some of the worst math and reading skills in the United States, according to new national test results. [Mercury News] The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) tests the math and reading abilities of a sampling... (Continue reading)

Is California indoctrinating youth through yoga?

Students may continue practicing yoga in California public schools following a court ruling Friday. [LA Times] The three-judge panel of California’s 4th District Court of Appeal upheld a decision by the San Diego Superior Court that allows yoga in Encinitas... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria teacher gets year in jail for sex with student

A Santa Maria judge sentenced a former high school teacher and coach to one year in jail for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student. [KEYT] Brian Hook, 54, taught social science and coached varsity girls’ basketball at Santa... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria teacher pleads no contest to sex with student

A former teacher and girls’ basketball coach at Santa Maria’s Pioneer Valley High School pleaded no contest on Thursday to three felony charges pertaining to a sexual relationship he had with a 16-year-old student. [KSBY] Prosecutors accused Hook of engaging... (Continue reading)

Ten arrested in California school sex case

Los Angeles police arrested 10 male Venice High School students who are accused of sexual assaulting two female students. [KTLA] Police are still searching for four students from a group of 14 boys who allegedly pressured the two girls into... (Continue reading)

California embraces Common Core testing

The state of California is abandoning its school ranking system in favor of a scoring method that will align with Common Core standards. [OC Register] California has been implementing the Common Core State Standards Initiative since the beginning of the... (Continue reading)

California teacher accused of caging special ed student

A Fresno elementary school teacher allegedly locked a 7-year-old girl with a seizure disorder in makeshift cage constructed inside a first grade classroom. [Fresno Bee] The child’s parent, Ledelldra Brooks, says she made an unannounced visit to her child’s special... (Continue reading)



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