Last year, two schools in the Anaheim Union High School District tried a new academic incentive program. Students were given identification cards in colors that revealed how well they performed on standardized tests. Those with the "best" colors were given freebies and perks, like getting to stand a ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 12, 1:48 P.M.: Our original post previewing what became a large protest by Orange County parents, teachers, administrators, education professionals and school-board members at Assemblyman Chris Norby's Fullerton office Monday. That post also mentioned a rally at 4 p.m. today by North ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 31, 4:24 P.M.: District 1, Teachers 0. A superior-court judge ruled the La Habra City School District did not violate any education codes when it ordered a freeze on automatic pay raises for its teachers. "I'm pleased that the decision was in our favor," Superintenden ... More >>
Maybe over, maybe not.Update, December 15, 1:08 p.m.: Well, the strike is over--sort of. Teachers won't be walking the picket lines, but a contract settlement is yet to be reached. Actually, it still seems far off. Following the marathon negotiation meeting yesterday that stretched from 3:30 p. ... More >>
An Orange County Register editorial project that relies on the names, campuses and salaries of all public school teachers in the county has riled many instructors, a state teacher union official confirmed.This was most dramatically played out in the Huntington Beach Union High School District (HB ... More >>
Wooooo! It's American Education Week. Par-tay!
Um, not so fast. As part of the California Teachers Association's "Stand Up for Schools" campaign, instructors statewise are choosing to commemorate Education Week by warning of the harm being done to students by massive state budget cuts.
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Just another day of learning at Kinoshita Elementary School.California Teachers Association (CTA) is taking credit for three elementary schools in Orange County improving enough academically to escape vulnerability to sanctions or forced conversion to charter schools under the federal No Child Le ... More >>
Mimi Walters writes off $7.9 billion.State Sen. Mimi Walters (R-Laguna Niguel) spouts off in today's Sacramento Bee about a Democratic proposal to commit $7.9 billion to schools--even though California voters last month shot down Prop. 1B, which would have sent educators that exact same amount. &nbs ... More >>
UPDATED WITH CORRECTED INTERSECTION!The signs Orange County motorists will see teachers waving in Tustin this afternoon will not say "Hire Me!"--although they probably should given the California budget mess and the layoff notices 27,000 educators have received statewide.Instead, teachers organized ... More >>
California law mandates that school districts notify teachers and administrators
about possible layoffs for the following school year by a certain date. This year's deadline is Sunday and, facing uncertain financial futures, many districts are issuing pink slips. Once the numbers are crunched, many ... More >>