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Montebello school district officials discussed ways to 'reward' certain companies, notes about contract meeting suggest

The Montebello Unified School District raised eyebrows last year when it awarded a $2.5-million painting contract to a firm even though a competitor offered to do the same work for less than half the price. School leaders defended the decision, saying the lower-bidding contractor didn’t have its...

L.A. Unified approves more spending and layoffs

Faced with mounting costs and declining enrollment, the Los Angeles Unified School District board approved a $7.5-billion budget Tuesday that will increase spending and lay off more than 100 library aides, clerks and other support staff next school year. The layoffs represent a growing acknowledgement...

L.A. Unified approves more spending and layoffs

Faced with mounting costs and declining enrollment, the Los Angeles Unified School District board approved a $7.5-billion budget Tuesday that will increase spending and lay off more than 100 library aides, clerks and other support staff next school year. The layoffs represent a growing acknowledgement...

Woodbridge workshop puts spotlight on technical theater skills

As many students embark on a leisurely three-month summer break, 30 from three high schools in the Irvine Unified School District are gathering in a dark auditorium at Woodbridge High to learn the ins and outs of the technical side of producing theater. For the fifth year, Woodbridge theater instructor Cassandra Gaona is leading the class, which […]

Newport-Mesa school board wants more information before bringing term limits to voters

Newport-Mesa Unified School District board members say more research is needed before bringing the issue of term limits to a public vote. During an hour-long discussion at its Tuesday, June 13 meeting, the board asked Michael Troy of the Parker and Covert law firm to come back with research on how other school districts establish term limits […]

Dana Hills High Principal Jason Allemann leaves for Laguna Beach High

LAGUNA BEACH Jason Allemann, principal of Dana Hills High School, will take over as Laguna Beach High School principal starting July 1. The appointment was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education. “I am honored and excited to work at such an innovative school and district that has an amazing […]

School board approves new Laguna Beach High principal

Laguna Beach High School has its new principal. The Laguna Beach Unified School District board on Tuesday approved hiring Jason Allemann, Dana Hills High School’s current principal. Allemann begins his new role July 1, and will take over for Chris Herzfeld, Laguna Beach High’s current principal....

Laguna Beach Unified to halt specialized program for a year

A 34-year-old Laguna Beach Unified School District program at Top of the World Elementary School will be suspended for a year, trustees decided Tuesday night. The board voted 4 to 1 to put the Community Learning Center, a specialized program for first- through fourth-grade students that integrates...

Artist of the Week: Garrett Gonzales

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District held a contest recently soliciting designs for a medallion that will be given to all graduating Career Technical Education students in the district. Garrett Gonzales, a student of David Block in the North Orange County Regional Occupational Program at El Dorado High School, won the contest. “I wanted to create a […]

Orange Unified students showcase artistic talents in “The Colors of Our Community”

The annual Exposition of the Arts, sponsored by the Orange Unified School District, was held at recently at Chapman University. Themed “The Colors of Our Community,” the exhibit was coordinated by Lisa Kresl. Music performed by Villa Park High School’s jazz ensemble served as a backdrop, as teachers, students and faculty viewed more than 200 pieces […]

Culture Shift: Oakland Leads the Way in Making School Lunches More Sustainable

Surprising results when Oakland overhauled its lunch menu by serving less meat and more fruits and vegetables. When her eldest son was in elementary school in the Oakland Unified School District, Ruth Woodruff became alarmed by the meals he was being served at school. Show More Summary

Historic cache going into Newport-Mesa time capsule; to be dug up in 24 years

A lunch menu. School t-shirts and socks. A computer mouse and a property deed dating back to the 1930s. Those are some of the dozens of items future Newport-Mesa Unified School District students will find 24 years from now when they unearth a time capsule slated for burial next week in front of the district’s […]

Santa Ana High film academy to be named after Edward James Olmos for his work there

SANTA ANA — Santa Ana Unified School District was the first public school system to embrace actor and director Edward James Olmos’ Youth Cinema Project, bringing industry professionals to help young filmmakers create their dreams on the big screen. Three years later, Olmos, on Saturday, June 3, will see an educational institution named in honor […]

Appels Court Affirms Transgender Boy's Rights

On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Kenosha Unified School District in Wisconsin violated the rights of a trans student, Ash Whitaker, when it refused to let him use the boys' bathroom. According to the court,...Show More Summary

Irvine schools use technology to promote student understanding

The days are over when students lose focus during a class because they can barely hear their soft-spoken classmates on the other side of the room — at least in Irvine. Six schools in the Irvine Unified School District have equipped all their classrooms with microphones and speakers so that teacher and student voices can be heard clearly no […]

Saddleback Valley Unified introduces new virtual education option

The Saddleback Valley Unified School District board of education has announced it plans to open the SVUSD Virtual Academy for the 2017-18 school year. The academy, which will be held at Melinda Heights Elementary School in Rancho Santa Margarita, will provide students a flexible online education while offering opportunities to collaborate and learn with their peers […]

Capo Unified makes selection on Hatton-Hodson’s replacement

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO The Capistrano Unified School District board of trustees made its choice for a provisional appointment to the board at a special meeting, May 23, to replace Lynn Hatton-Hodson, who will step down from her role as a trustee, Friday. Judy Bullockus, who currently serves on Mission Viejo’s Community Services Commission, was selected among five […]

Seventh Circuit Court Of Appeals Issues Landmark Education Ruling That Title IX Protects Trans Students

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Vox reports: A single student’s case has turned into a massive legal decision for all transgender Americans. On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Kenosha Unified School District in Wisconsin violated the rights...Show More Summary

Orange Unified school board renews El Rancho charter

El Rancho Charter School’s agreement with the Orange Unified School District to operate the campus was renewed Thursday, May 25 by the school board. Board members split 4-3 on approving the charter that has been causing controversy the last two months. The majority adopted the charter as submitted by the school. Staff had suggested renewing the agreement as […]

Great things are happening at Santa Ana Unified

As we enter into the season of high school graduations, and we celebrate the educational journey of our young people all over Orange County, the Santa Ana Unified School District is proud to have a significant increase of 11.5 percent in graduation rates over the last seven years, surpassing the state and county average with […]

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