Education

Bill aiming to expand teacher tenure stalled in California Legislature

A bill that aims to expand job tenure protections beyond public school teachers to other employees stalled in California Legislature on Wednesday amid concerns about a recent court ruling that declared fixed job tenure as `unconstitutional'.

Last week, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge... read more

Lawmakers approve budget to fund bullet train, preschool slots

California lawmakers on Sunday approved a $156.4 billion budget, including funding for the state's controversial high-speed rail/bullet train project and preschool education for children of low-income families, for the next fiscal.

Following the California Assembly's approval, the state... read more

California court’s fix tenure ruling can prompt sweeping change across US’ education system

A California court's recent ruling that teachers' fix tenure and other job protection laws are "unconstitutional" could eventually prompt a sweeping change across the US public education system.

Earlier this week, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu agreed students constitutional... read more

California to add 11,500 preschool slots forlow-income families’ kidsby June 2015

Thousands of additional transitional kindergarten and childcare slots will be added in California's budget for young children, according to a reported deal between the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers.

As per the deal taking shape at the Capitol, $264 million... read more

L.A. County court’s teacher tenure ruling can change face of education nationally

The striking down of California's public school teachers' tenure and other job protections by a Los Angeles County court judge would likely change the face of education in the Golden State as well as the entire nation, students' attorney Theodore Boutrous Jr. said.

L. A. County Superior... read more

Teacher unions to appeal ruling that declared teacher tenure as ‘unconstitutional’

California's leading teacher unions have argued that Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu's recent ruling that teachers' fix tenure and firing laws violate students' rights had nothing to do with what was best for the children.

The Los Angeles judge yesterday ruled that the Golden State's... read more

Education reform ruling ‘a mandate’ to fix tenure, firing laws:Arne Duncan

Poor and minority students will be particularly hurt by California's teacher tenure, dismissal and layoff laws, Los Angeles County Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled on Tuesday.

Judge Treu ruled that the state's teacher tenure, dismissal and layoff laws allow bad teachers to be in classrooms and... read more

State universities to hire 700 full-time faculty members

California's state universities are planning to hire as many as 700 full-time faculty members, as the state's higher education system is under pressure to move undergraduates through the system faster.

Emerging media reports also suggest that the potential hiring spree aims at reduce the... read more

ACLU files class-action suit against education authorities

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of students from low-performing schools across California, claiming that schools are denying poor students the learning time they required to succeed.

In the lawsuit, ACLU claimed that students... read more

Pages

Popular Stories

Overall childhood ‘asthma epidemic’ levels off in U.S.

The overall ‘asthma epidemic’ among children has... Read More

‘UC Quits’ Working to Help California Smokers Get Rid Of Smoking

As New Year is approaching, people have already... Read More

Scientists begin Stem Cell research to find cure for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, the commonest cause of... Read More

New House Bill to Restrict First-Time Opioid Prescriptions

Cases of opioid abuse have been increasing and... Read More

Comcast installs DOCSIS 3.1 modem on customer-facing network in Philadelphia

In an announcement made on December 22, cable giant... Read More