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‘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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Davis Vanguard
Dodd Declares Victory

Jun 5, 2014
Dodd Declares Victory

The Bill Dodd campaign is declaring victory based on their statistical analysis of the remaining uncounted ballots. “The voters sent a clear message Tuesday,” Mr. Dodd said. “They agree with our campaign’s message that it’s time to work together to rebuild California, it’s time for progress, it’s time for a new direction in Sacramento....

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Whos Cooking School Lunch
Terry Campbell has Deep Family Roots in Sonoma County

Terry Campbell has Deep Family Roots in Sonoma County

Terry Campbell, Kitchen Manager, El Verano Elementary School, Sonoma Valley Unified School District Origin: Presidio, San Francisco, CA This August, Terry Campbell will have been with the school district for 25 years.  She lives two blocks from El Verano Elementary … Continue reading

FOX40
Two Elk Grove High School grads had diplomas withheld after taking selfies during ceremony

May 28, 2014

ELK GROVE-

Two graduates from Elk Grove High School are having their diplomas temporarily withheld after they took selfies while walking across the stage during the graduation ceremony.

“They said that the selfie I took was not appreciated, and that …


Banana Moments
Modern parenting: How to prepare your children to love and be loved in the in an age of social networking

May 26, 2014
Modern parenting: How to prepare your children to love and be loved in the in an age of social networking

This past weekend presented very disturbing news about a young man, Elliot Rodgers, who gunned down six people in Santa Barbara over the weekend. From the news reports, it is clear that this young man was hyper-focused on seeking validation from the social network - which can leave a person feeling isolated, abandoned and...

Game to 100
Struggling schools and students need a helping hand

May 26, 2014

The pleasant young woman at the Home Depot checkout register in Sacramento measured the six pieces of oak floor molding I had brought to the checkout register and started to calculate the total length. “How much is 9 plus 9?” … Continue reading

Capitol Alert
Legislature scales back Brown’s teacher pension rescue plan

May 23, 2014
Legislature scales back Brown’s teacher pension rescue plan

State legislators heard a heavy litany of complaints from school officials this week about Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to make the State Teachers Retirement System solvent and in response temporarily toned down the bite on their budgets. The Brown plan a...

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FOX40
District: Substitute Elementary Teacher Caught Looking at Inappropriate Images in Class

May 22, 2014
District: Substitute Elementary Teacher Caught Looking at Inappropriate Images in Class

ELK GROVE-

A substitute teacher at Prairie Elementary School in Elk Grove was escorted off campus Tuesday after reportedly looking at inappropriate images on a school computer in class.

A parent of a child at the school says this happened …


Capitol Alert
Census Bureau: California 16th lowest in per-pupil spending in 2012

May 22, 2014
Census Bureau: California 16th lowest in per-pupil spending in 2012

California spent an average of $9,183 each on its six million K-12 public school students in 2012, about $1,500 below the national average and the 16th lowest level among the states, according to a new Census Bureau report. The Census Bureau number, u...

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Capitol Alert
Schools chief candidate files ethics complaint against teacher union

May 21, 2014
Schools chief candidate files ethics complaint against teacher union

Marshall Tuck, one of two challengers in this year's race for state superintendent of public instruction, has filed an ethics complaint against the California Teachers Association for a series of television ads supporting incumbent Tom Torlakson. The ...

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