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California teacher firing bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown

Jun 12, 2014
California teacher firing bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown

Against the backdrop of a ruling declaring California's teacher dismissal rules unconstitutional, the Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown legislation speeding the teacher firing process. Years of wrangling and failed...

FOX40
Local Educators Concerned by Teacher Tenure Ruling

Jun 11, 2014

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The Los Angeles court ruling that says that teacher seniority and tenure are no longer sacred cows is having a immediate impact on the teaching community.

While still in the shadows of a recession, the notion of a job …


Eduskeptic
Tenure still under attack

Jun 11, 2014
Tenure still under attack

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge, Rolf Treu, issued a tentative decision in a lawsuit known as Vergara vs. California, regarding tenure rules in California. In his tentative decision, Treu found in favor of Vergara. Headlines in several newspapers read ‘Tenure Rules Unconstitutional in California” or some variation of that. It is important to...

Davis Vanguard
Vergara Ruling Puts Tenure on Notice

Jun 11, 2014
Vergara Ruling Puts Tenure on Notice

It was a national headline making decision issued by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu whose ruling overturn five state statutes giving California teachers firing protections and rights to tenure and seniority. The suit was filed by Students Matter, backed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch. Students Matter is supported by Michelle...

Whos Cooking School Lunch
Fresh Fish Tacos for School Lunch in Monterey’s Bay to Tray Program

Fresh Fish Tacos for School Lunch in Monterey’s Bay to Tray Program

Update on Monterey Penninsula School District – Special Post from Jenn Gerard, Director of Nutrition Services  Monterey Pennisula School District is excited to offer students locally caught and freshly prepared Fish Tacos with a Cilantro Coleslaw for lunch as part of … Continue reading

Capitol Alert
California judge declares teacher employment rules unconstitutional

Jun 10, 2014
California judge declares teacher employment rules unconstitutional

In a decision that could reverberate through the nation's largest network of public schools, a Los Angeles judge has declared some key California teacher employment rules unconstitutional. The decision by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf T...

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Davis Vanguard
Common Core and Education in Davis

Jun 10, 2014
Common Core and Education in Davis

by Blair Howard The contracts that public school educators operate under are often broad and offer many protections for educators. Yet, for all of the processes that a contract puts into place, the district has a great deal of control over what we teach, how we teach it, and where we teach it. The...

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The Sacramento Bee
Laguna Creek students prep boat for Monaco race

Laguna Creek students prep boat for Monaco race

Inside a brightly lit Laguna Creek High School trailer, Griffin Henderson was hard at work last week putting the final touches on a boat he said was “designed to cut through water with a knife.”


Left to right, Quinn Meyer, Griffen Henderson, Duke Vang, Molly Kelly, driver, Kyle Kashe and...

Whos Cooking School Lunch
Sonoma’s Irma Barragan’s Chopped Salad Plus Bay Area School Lunch Stars

Sonoma’s Irma Barragan’s Chopped Salad Plus Bay Area School Lunch Stars

Irma Barragan, Kitchen Manager Prestwood Elementary School, Sonoma Valley Unified School District Origin: Michoacan, Mexico Irma, who has been with the district eight years, is from a big ranch outside a small rural town near Michoacan, Mexico. She grew up … Continue reading

Capitol Alert
‘High-needs’ student counts fall short in three big districts

Jun 6, 2014
‘High-needs’ student counts fall short in three big districts

California's new formula for financing schools provides more money to districts with large numbers of poor and/or English-learner students, giving local officials an incentive to count as many of those "high needs" students as possible. The Local Co...

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