Articles Tagged With ‘California Public Schools’




Ex-Central Coast track coach gets prison time for sexting student-athlete

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge sentenced a former Central Coast high school track coach on Friday to two years in prison for text messaging sexually explicit material to an underage student-athlete. In 2022, while serving as track coach at Pacifica... (Continue reading)

California schools to teach students to spot fake news

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN California schools will next year begin teaching students media literacy in an attempt to combat the spread of misinformation. Last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 873. The law requires that, starting Jan.... (Continue reading)

California student suspended for wearing black face paint at football game

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A middle school in California suspended a student last month for wearing black face paint at a football game, something that constituted a “hate incident,” according to a suspension notice issued by the school’s principal. Muirlands Middle... (Continue reading)

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)