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... (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... (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... (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... (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... (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... (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]... (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... (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... (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... (Continue reading)



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