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Repenning claims victory, looks to spot in runoff against Jackie Goldberg for LAUSD school board seat

Heather Repenning’s campaign claimed victory on Friday after a final round of vote tallies in the LAUSD school board primary election solidified her lead by a fractional margin over Graciela Ortiz, meaning she will likely face Jackie Goldberg in a May 14 runoff for the seat. The County Registrar’s office said there are no outstanding votes left to be counted from the March 5 primary, although the election results have yet to be certified. Earning 13.13 percent of the vote, Repenning’s edge over ...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ortiz, Legislature, Goldberg, Top Stories LADN, Ref Rodriguez, LAUSD Board District, Jackie Goldberg, Heather Repenning


Repenning claims victory, looks ahead to spot in runoff against Jackie Goldberg for LAUSD school board seat

Heather Repenning’s campaign claimed victory on Friday after a final round of vote tallies in the LAUSD school board primary election cemented her lead by a fractional margin over Graciela Ortiz, meaning she will likely face Jackie Goldberg in a May 14 runoff for the seat. The County Registrar’s office said there are no outstanding votes left to be counted from the March 5 primary, although the election results have yet to be certified. Earning 13.13 percent of the vote, Repenning’s edge over Or...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ortiz, Legislature, Goldberg, Top Stories LADN, Ref Rodriguez, LAUSD Board District, Jackie Goldberg, Heather Repenning


Can the Legislature change Washington’s track record on special education?

Students with disabilities in Washington state have some of the lowest outcomes in the country. This year, lawmakers say they want to turn things around.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Legislature


Legislature’s solution to McCleary school-funding case leaves most state districts projecting budget shortfalls

Most school-districts are already forecasting multimillion dollar shortfalls for years to come. Will lawmakers roll back parts of their court-ordered plan to increase state spending on education?
Tags: News, Education, Local Politics, Local News, Education Lab, Legislature, McCleary


LAUSD teachers strike ends, but the debate is revving up in Sacramento

By Ricardo Cano As Los Angeles teachers celebrate the end of their six-day strike against California’s largest school district, the issues underlying the union’s bitter walkout appear to be headed straight for the state Capitol. The Los Angeles Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles reached a deal Tuesday, ending nearly two years of deadlocked negotiations. The strike—the first in 30 years at the district—had impacted more than a half-million students and disrupted the city for ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Senate, Sacramento, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, City Hall, Capitol


As Washington’s Legislature returns, Democrats have big new majorities — and a governor exploring a presidential bid

State Democratic lawmakers are walking into the 2019 legislative session eager to mold Washington into the more progressive version they have for years talked about.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Environment, Local Politics, Legislature, state Democratic


If there’s an LAUSD strike, taxpayers, communities across state could feel it

By Ricardo Cano, CALMatters The nation’s second largest school district is about to ring in 2019 with a teacher strike that is already reverberating in public schools across California, and could be felt by taxpayers and communities throughout the state. United Teachers Los Angeles, which represents more than 30,000 teachers and employees in the Los Angeles Unified School District, says it will strike Jan. 10—the first Thursday after students return from the holiday break—unless the district agr...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Oakland, Local News, Richmond, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, John McCoy, Gonzalez


Spokane’s two medical schools draw more new docs to Eastern Washington

Three years ago, Spokane civic leaders convinced the state Legislature to allow Washington State University to create a new medical school in Spokane. The Eastern Washington city now has more first- and second-year students studying medicine there than in Seattle.
Tags: Health, News, Education, Washington, Local News, Spokane, Legislature, Eastern, Washington State University, Spokane The Eastern Washington


California Department of Education limited in ability to help districts improve, report says

BY LOUIS FREEDBERG and JOHN FENSTERWALD, EdSource A major thrust of landmark education reforms introduced during Gov. Jerry Brown’s tenure has been to emphasize local control of schools and to view the state’s primary role as providing support to districts to improve. But the state’s ability to provide that support is constrained by the weakness of the California Department of Education, according to a new report issued as part of the Getting Down to Facts research project. The report, written b...
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UW labor union ratifies contract after tense negotiations

The largest employees union at the University of Washington ratified a two-year contract last week, but the exact wage increase will depend on whether the university can get more funding from the Legislature. After stopping traffic, staging walkouts and protesting in the office of UW President Ana Mari Cauce over the past few months, 93 […]
Tags: News, Education, Legislature, University of Washington, UW, Ana Mari Cauce


Gov. Brown rejects ethnic studies bill, saying high school students are overburdened

Concerns about high school students being overwhelmed by homework, tests and graduation requirements led Gov. Jerry Brown to veto a bill allowing some schools districts to require ethnic studies classes. The legislation, AB 2772, would have set up a three-year pilot program allowing 11 school districts that would be picked from throughout California to require students to take a semester or year of ethnic studies in order to graduate. The bill was authored by Assembly members Jose Medina, D-Rive...
Tags: Education, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, San Diego, Local Politics, Jerry Brown, Oakland, Local News, Medina, Gavin Newsom, Brown, Legislature


Suspensions in California schools drop, but trouble spots remain

By David Washburn, EdSource What youth and civil rights advocates have called a decades-long suspension epidemic in California schools is showing signs of subsiding, with a new report finding that suspensions have dropped significantly across all student groups over a recent five-year period. But alarming levels of lost days of instruction from suspensions remain, especially among African-Americans, Native Americans and students with disabilities, according to the report released this week by UC...
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Both sides lobbying California governor on bill to delay school start time for teens

By Theresa Harrington, EdSource California teens may get to sleep a bit later before heading to school, if the governor signs a bill requiring middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. But not everyone agrees that allowing the legislature to dictate the starting times of local schools is good policy. Middle and high school students in California start their school day on average at 8:07 a.m. according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a time that rese...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Riverside County, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Usc, San Pedro, Brown, Kern County, Legislature, Assembly, California Teachers Association, CSUN


California’s bill to end cash bail could make history — and splinter the left

California is considering a massive shake-up in the way the justice system treats people accused of crimes—scrapping money-based bail but giving judges broad leeway to decide whether suspects should be held in jail before they go to trial. It’s the result of nearly two years of work to craft a bill that would make California the first state to entirely eliminate the use of money bail. If enacted, it could be life-altering for low-income Californians. And, like so much in this state, it is shapin...
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Washington Democrats may win largest legislative majorities in a decade

Republicans say big Democratic majorities in Olympia would mean higher taxes, more regulation. The Legislature would “look like the Seattle City Council,” said state Republican Party Chairman Caleb Heimlich.
Tags: Business, News, Education, Local Politics, Republican Party, Local News, Northwest, Olympia, Legislature, Seattle City Council, Nation & World Politics, Washington Democrats


Jaws, too: Fans pack open house for Cal State Long Beach’s Shark Lab

Dozens of science lovers and curious locals crowded the halls of the Cal State Long Beach science building at an open house of the university’s Shark Lab on Saturday, July 21. Steven Holguin checks out the shark skins and teeth at the Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab event Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Long Beach. (Photo by Tracey Roman, Contributing Photographer) Miles Nelson, right, along with some other guest check out a small shark in the tank at the Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab event Sa...
Tags: Business, Science, News, Education, Uncategorized, Sport, Shark, Things To Do, Soccer, Higher Education, Cameron, Peru, Local News, Sharks, Shark Week, Lowe


LA County grand jury report: Schools could do more to help foster children; following the money is tricky

Miriam Yarde just wanted to go home. But, she said, her parents were on drugs – and county officials wouldn’t let her. She was, after all, only a toddler. “It was very frightening,” Yarde, a Long Beach native who now lives in the Bay Area, said recently. “You don’t know what’s going on. “You’re wondering,” she added, “‘Why can’t I go home?’” Miriam Yarde, the youngest of these family photos with her siblings, and now 24, grew up in Los Angeles County’s foster system, bouncing around to nine ...
Tags: Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Pasadena, Local News, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Paramount, Bay Area, Compton, Pomona, Northridge, Legislature


L.A. County Grand Jury report: Schools could do more to help foster children; following the money is tricky

Miriam Yarde just wanted to go home. But, she said, her parents were on drugs – and county officials wouldn’t let her. She was, after all, only a toddler. “It was very frightening,” Yarde, a Long Beach native who now lives in the Bay Area, said recently. “You don’t know what’s going on. “You’re wondering,” she added, “‘Why can’t I go home?’” Miriam Yarde, the youngest of these family photos with her siblings, and now 24, grew up in Los Angeles County’s foster system, bouncing around to nine ...
Tags: Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Pasadena, Local News, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Paramount, Bay Area, Compton, Pomona, Northridge, Legislature


Public school enrollment is plummeting in North Carolina because of school choice

It is nice to have more data on the condition of public schools.Public school enrollment is plummeting in North Carolina because of school choice reports:If you want to see how parents act when the government stops forcing an educational monopoly on them, look to North Carolina.Nearly 20 percent of students are attending something other than a traditional public school, where attendance is falling “rapidly,” according to The News & Observer.The rush toward charter, private and even home schools ...
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California schools getting a little greener as environmental education guidelines roll out

By Carolyn Jones, EdSource Californians celebrate Earth Day and the ecology movement over the past month, the state’s public schools are making steady progress in implementing some of the most comprehensive environmental education guidelines in the country, educators and environmentalists say. Buoyed by $4 million in the current state budget for K-12 environmental education, teachers are planning field trips to mountains and beaches, creating lessons on ecosystems and watersheds and showing stud...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Delta, Lausd, Local News, Orange County, Donald Trump, Pacific Ocean, Grant, San Joaquin, Santa Cruz


A push for mental health care at colleges: Depression and anxiety ‘really eat up our kids’

By Felicia Mello, CALmatters When student leaders from 23 California State University campuses came together last fall to set priorities for the academic year, improving campus mental health services received more nominations than any other issue. It beat out even that perennial concern, tuition costs. Cal State Student Association president Maggie White said she’s not surprised. “We’re seeing wait times at counseling centers that are exceeding two or three weeks, people turned away after a few ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Sacramento County, Healthcare, Jerry Brown, Local News, Donald Trump, University Of California, White, Pan, Scott


Lawmakers question Gov. Brown’s plan to overhaul funding for California’s community colleges

By Mikhail Zinshteyn, EdSource Key California lawmakers who shape education policy are questioning Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to dramatically overhaul how community colleges are funded. The proposal calls for tying some money to student outcomes, moving away from a model that funds colleges largely based on how many students they enroll. Some lawmakers are saying it is rushed and lacks enough buy-in from college presidents and faculty. Others worry the plan may result in financial harm to colleges ...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Education, California, Senate, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Palmer, Jerry Brown, Local News, Oceanside, Brown, Legislature


Statewide survey asks Washington what’s left to pay for in public schools

In a typical year, Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction would seek advice from its top experts when crafting budget requests for state lawmakers to consider. This year, however, as the Legislature appeared to finally satisfy a 6-year-old Supreme Court order to fully fund basic education, state schools chief Chris Reykdal wants to hear […]
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Education, Washington, Local News, Education Lab, Legislature, Chris Reykdal


African-American students would get extra funding under proposal before Legislature

By John Fensterwald, EdSource California districts with African-American students, currently the lowest-performing ethnic or racial student group, would receive additional funding under a bill that passed its first legislative hurdle last week with the support of organizations representing both school districts and charter schools. Asssemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, the primary author, said the bill is needed to correct the failure of the Local Control Funding Formula, as written, to add...
Tags: Business, News, Education, California, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Oakland, Local News, Naacp, Fortune, Weber, Legislature, Education Committee, Reseda


1 in 10 Cal State students say they’ve been homeless; at community colleges in L.A., it’s 1 in 5

By Felicia Mello, CALmatters The dream was always the same, Arthur Chavez says. He was following a bumblebee through a forest, stumbling over puddles and branches. When he caught the bee, he’d find himself onstage, wearing a suit, in front of an applauding crowd. After the third time, Chavez decided the dream was a sign. He quit his job at a Fullerton gas station and enrolled in community college, on his way to a bachelor’s degree. His first semester as a transfer student at Sacramento State, he...
Tags: Business, News, Education, California, La, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Army, Sacramento State, Salinas, Local News, Berkeley, University Of California, Ucla


Special education funding is a morass; straightening it out may not be cheap or easy

By JOHN FENSTERWALD, EdSource California legislators have confirmed what several high-profile reports and nearly anyone involved with students with disabilities have been saying for years about the state’s system of paying for special education: It’s insufficient, inefficient and inequitable. But while succeeding in drawing attention to what’s wrong, a three-hour joint hearing last week of the Senate and Assembly education committees provided little assurance that the Legislature would find ...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Education, California, California News, Sport, Soccer, Jerry Brown, Local News, Brown, Wright, Legislature, Allen, Department of Finance, Santa Clara County


Teacher shortage, lack of supplies hinder rollout of new science standards, report finds

By CAROLYN JONES, EdSource Most teachers are embracing California’s new science standards, but the rollout has been hampered by teacher shortages, lackluster elementary science education, lack of supplies and other obstacles, according to a new report. The report by the Public Policy Institute of California surveyed 204 school districts across California at the end of the 2016-17 school year about their progress in implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, which were adopted in 2013 an...
Tags: Business, News, Education, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Local News, University Of California, California Science Teachers Association, Legislature, State Board of Education, California State University, Public Policy Institute of California, California Department of Education, PPIC


Florida governor signs gun restrictions 3 weeks after attack

By CURT ANDERSON, BRENDAN FARRINGTON and GARY FINEOUT TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a far-reaching school-safety bill Friday that places new restrictions on guns, cementing his state’s break with the National Rifle Association and decades of Republican thinking on gun control in the aftermath of the Parkland high school attack. Surrounded by family members of the 17 people killed in the shooting just over three weeks ago, the GOP governor said the bill balances “our individu...
Tags: Florida, Crime, News, Education, Shootings, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Social Issues, House, Miami, Associated Press, Homicide, Republican


Washington school districts scramble to understand what lawmakers did to their finances

School districts applaud the Legislature’s decision to spend $776 million on teacher salaries, but they remain wary of other K-12 budget decisions that lawmakers revealed the last day of this year’s session.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Education Lab, Legislature


University of California president wants to offer guaranteed admission to qualified community college students

By MIKHAIL ZINSHTEYN, EdSource While the California State University system offers community college students guaranteed admission if they take the required classes, the University of California does not. That may soon change. UC President Janet Napolitano announced that she is calling for the university system to begin exploring ways that guarantee admission to California’s community college students if they’re academically eligible. Napolitano said the road to guaranteed admission could be...
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