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Resource Center to help students, families connect with services

Families new and old to the Garden Grove Unified School District have a new place to go for help – on everything from immigration advice to domestic violence support. The district recently opened a new Family Resource Center at its Mendenhall Campus, 13611 Clinton St., that will help connect people with more than two dozen nonprofits, […]

Santa Ana students — kindergartners to 12th-graders — mark first day of school with pledge to graduate high school

SANTA ANA – From kindergartens to 12th-graders, all 50,000 students in the Santa Ana Unified School District started their first day of classes Monday, Aug. 14, with a pledge – “to graduate from high school in the year ___.” For Santiago Elementary School fifth-grader Alyssa Preciado, the pledge was to graduate high school with the […]

Burbank Unified plans to implement new security measure this year

New security measures will be implemented on campuses in the Burbank Unified School District this year, officials said in an email sent to parents. In addition to signing in at a front desk with a pen, Burbank Unified’s 17 schools will require visitors to undergo background checks. Visitors must...

Irvine students practice art of instrument repair

For the thousands of woodwind and brass instruments that cycle through the hands of students in the Irvine Unified School District each year, there is just one person responsible for overseeing the repairs and upkeep – 26-year-old Ryan Fleming. Coming from a family of musicians, Fleming was born with an ear for music. He first joined his […]

Trump-supporting school board president in California thinks LGBT-inclusive sex ed may turn kids gay

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California’s got a reputation of being “the land of fruits and nuts” — but not always in the ways you’d expect. As reported by the Fresno Bee, Brooke Ashjian, the president of Fresno’s Unified School District, had some interesting comments about the state’s sex...

L.A. schools Supt. Michelle King's pushes 100% graduation in her State of the District speech

With her contract extended until 2020, L.A. Unified Supt. Michelle King laid out her priorities Tuesday morning in her State of the District speech, repeatedly mentioning her goal of 100% graduation. The speech, delivered this year at Garfield High School in East L.A., is an annual tradition. The...

52 new teachers are welcomed to the Burbank Unified School District

Diana Abasta, president of the Burbank Teachers Assn., remembers her first year as a teacher. Days started early and ended late as she learned how to create her daily lesson plans. “To be a really good teacher took a long time,” Abasta said to the 52 new teachers who are now part of the Burbank...

Pasadena-based mental health agency to provide more direct on-site support for Magnolia Park students

A Pasadena-based mental health agency will provide more direct on-site educational support services for special-needs students enrolled at Magnolia Park School for the upcoming school year. The Burbank Unified School District contracted with Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services during a...

Canyons celebrate grand opening of new library at old Silverado school site

SILVERADO Nearly a decade after the Orange Unified School District shut down Silverado Elementary School, residents in the canyons can rest assured that the site will continue to provide education for the community. Parents, children and officials recently converged at the former school site to celebrate the grand opening of the Library of the Canyons, […]

Aliso Niguel student to serve as student adviser on Capo Unified school board

Aliso Niguel High School student Max Eunice has been selected to serve as student adviser on the 2017-18 Capistrano Unified School District board of trustees. Eunice, 17, said he has always been “fascinated” with the school district and felt it was the next appropriate move after serving as ASB president during the 2016-17 school year. […]

Laguna Art Museum showcases student art

For the second consecutive summer, the Laguna Art Museum’s Segerstrom Gallery has displayed the work of elementary, junior high and high school students from the Laguna Beach Unified School District. This year’s exhibition, “The Road Not Taken,” includes a variety of 2D and 3D paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures and film. Hosted by the museum’s education […]

Senior L.A. Unified official tapped to lead Inglewood schools

The state has picked a senior Los Angeles schools administrator, Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, to lead the troubled Inglewood Unified School District. The Inglewood school system, which is located just east of Los Angeles International Airport, has long struggled with low academic achievement and...

Many with knife shot by school police near Esperanza Elementary, authorities say

Los Angeles Unified School District police officers shot and wounded a man holding a knife early Saturday morning near Esperanza Elementary School in Westlake, authorities said. The shooting occurred at 2:45 a.m. in the 600 block of South Union Avenue, said Lt. Chris Ramirez of the Los Angeles...

Burbank Unified renews transportation services contract with First Student, Inc.

The Burbank Unified School District renewed its transportation-services contract with its longtime school-bus provider for another three years during a school board meeting Thursday. The district issued a bid to hear from other transportation-service providers, but school officials ultimately agreed...

Another jolt for L.A. schools as civic group seeks a role in fixing school district

The Los Angeles Unified School District, which just two months ago saw a pro-charter school majority elected to the Board of Education for the first time, is about to get another jolt. Philanthropist and former investment banker Austin Beutner has assembled an advisory panel to work with Los Angeles...

Renovations begin for Irvine schools with $319 million bond money

IRVINE Some elementary school students will notice upgrades to their classroom when they return to school next month. Renovations have begun at six of the 28 aging Irvine Unified School District schools that will be upgraded with a $319 million bond voters passed last year. The district plans to receive the money in four parts […]

Negotiations between Capo Unified district and union reach an impasse

After 16 bargaining sessions, the Capistrano Unified School District and teacher’s union have been unable to agree on a new contract. The district on July 1 announced negotiations had reached an impasse. In a statement, Capo Unified spokesman Ryan Burris said the district will continue to negotiate with the union in the coming weeks. “To […]

L.A. deserves a school board of adequately compensated members

To the editor: My late husband, George Kiriyama, served on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education from 1995 to 1999. He and his colleagues were paid $18,000 annually. (“Hold your outrage — the LAUSD board deserves a big raise,” editorial, July 12) I was in adult education, where...

School board members will get a 174% raise. What about LAUSD teachers?

To the editor: While I appreciate the importance of providing a raise to Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education members because they have not seen an increase in years, what I do take umbrage with is not only the incredible jump in some of the salaries, but also some of the reasoning...

Tustin Unified OKs district map that could pit incumbents against each other

  Tustin Unified School District board members have unanimously approved a by-trustee map that could pit two of them against one another in 2020. Starting in the 2018 election, board members will run within precincts according to their home addresses rather than district-wide. Trustees on Monday, July 10, reviewed four potential maps labeled cranberry, green, […]

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