Education

Fremont Unified School District pulls controversial sex-education book

The Fremont Unified School District of California has announced that it would not use ninth-grade controversial health education textbook until parents' concerns are addressed.

Last week, many parents threatened to take a legal action against the school district over the controversial... read more

California parents may file lawsuit over health textbook’s controversial content

Raged over controversial content in ninth-grade health textbook, hundreds of parents in California have threatened to take a legal action against the state's education department.

Asfia Ahmed, mother of a ninth-grade student, said she was shocked when she looked at the book 'Your Health... read more

Calif. millionaire David Welch joins fight against teacher tenure in New York

After winning a landmark legal battle against teacher tenure in California, Silicon Valley millionaire David Welch has now joined the fight against job protections for teachers in New York.

Mr. Welch's group, Students Matter, will provide the New York City Parents Union with funds and... read more

California delays Middle Class Scholarship awards for students

University of California and California state students will have to wait more to receive financial aid from the state's new Middle Class Scholarship program, a top official said.

Executive Director Diana Fuentes-Michel, of the California Student Aid Commission, said most students would... read more

Committee Criticizes For-Profit Colleges’ Marketing Tactics to Attract Veterans

A committee headed by Senator Tom Harkin has come up with a report in which it has condemned the marketing actions of for-profit colleges. These colleges, as per the report, are using such marketing tactics that try to get the attention of veterans and the money they bring along in GI Bill funds... read more

California teachers are highest-paid in the U.S.

Teachers serving public school systems in California are the highest-paid teachers in the United States, a new survey of W-2 data revealed.

According to W-2 data, teachers in the public school systems in the Golden State received an average pay and compensation of $84,489 in 2013. The... read more

California schools accused of routinely ignoring P.E. law

School districts throughout California have been routinely ignoring the state's law that asks schools to provide students with required physical exercise, an attorney for parent plaintiffs alleged.

In October last year, Marc Babin, a parent, and his organization Cal200 that that... read more

New California law allows students to taste wine in class

California college students under the age of 21 will be able to taste wine in class, if they are enrolled in a beer brewing or winemaking program, thanks to Governor Jerry Brown who signed a measure for the same into law on Monday.

The law addresses concerns that California's leading... read more

California schools to get more funds to boost performance of foster children

California schools will receive billions of dollars from the government to track and boost foster children's performance by meeting their unique learning and emotional requirements.

In a first-of-its-kind effort, California officials will figure out the number of school-age foster... read more

Judge allows Corinthian not to disclose its dire financial condition

California Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow in San Francisco gave a big relief to Corinthian Colleges Inc. by not forcing it to disclose its potential financial risks.

The office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris had asked the court to order Corinthian Colleges to disclose... read more

Parents’ group files anti-teacher tenure lawsuit in New York

Taking a clue from a California judge's last month fix-tenure teacher job ruling, a group of parents of school children has filed a lawsuit in New York, seeking a court order to end the controversial teacher tenure system in the state.

In June, a judge in the Golden State ruled that job... read more

Central California school district settles federal charges

A California school district accused of misleading investors reached a settlement deal with federal authorities, the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) confirmed on Tuesday.

The SEC said in a statement that the management team at Kings Canyon Joint Unified School District, located... read more

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