VERMILLION, Kans. – Teachers in a Kansas school district made a bold statement last Friday when they voted to decertify their union. The teachers from Vermillion Unified School District 380 voted by a margin of 27-9-1 to end collective...Show More Summary
Remember that crazy billion-dollar scheme cooked up by LA to equip every public school student in the city with their very own iPad? When it was announced earlier this year, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) superintendent John Deasy described the plan in terms of economic justice. To him, iPads weren’t just overpriced gee-whiz toys, they were powerful tools...
Lest you think that the Los Angeles Unified School District is way out in left field to be buying iPads for its students, consider this: According to a new report in the publication Education Week, Apple has close to 94% of the school market for student tablets. Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Unified School District has done the public, itself and, most of all, its students a grave disservice with the changing costs and information disseminated about the project to provide every pupil with an iPad. The loss of faith has been tremendous and might hurt the entire project in major ways. Show More Summary
Lambda Legal has filed a lawsuit against Hesperia Unified School District in San Bernardino County, California, on behalf of a lesbian teacher, Julia Frost, who was formerly employed at Sultana High School, alleging that she was fired for being gay....
Four years ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District embarked on a bold, perhaps reckless, program called Public School Choice to allow charter school operators and other community groups to compete for running many of its schools. Show More Summary
Experimenting with a tablet of Nintendo, the system is based on android, fully modified and unified as a database of the tablet. #Android — Nando Monterazo (@NandoMonterazo) November 18, 2013 Nintendo is testing only the "Android" but...Show More Summary
Some concerns that came up at a SFUSD forum to solicit parents' feedback at Cesar Chavez Elementary on 11/14. GUARDIAN PHOTO BY REBECCA BOWE In recent weeks, the San Francisco Unified School District has held a series of community forums to ask parents what they think kids need in order to thrive in school. Show More Summary
Kenosha school board to capitulate to unions after all By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON – It’s been a wild week of activity for the Kenosha Unified School District Board of Education. Thirty-six hours after the board postponed a vote on a new collective bargaining contract until Nov. 26, members called a special meeting...
When we last checked in with LA Unified School District’s new iPad program, it wasn’t doing so well. A portion of the program had been suspended after students hacked the security controls keeping them from accessing inappropriate or frivolous websites. It came out that the district would be paying almost $100 more per iPad than originally cited. And...
If you're stuck behind a school bus in the San Joaquin Valley, pretty soon you won't be breathing in diesel fumes. That's because the Kings Canyon Unified School District is taking delivery of an all-electric bus.
If you live in LA -- or if you're even vaguely interested in education -- you were probably on pins and needles on Oct. 29, when the fate of LA Unified School Supt. John Deasy was debated in a five-hour, closed-door Board of Education session. Show More Summary
A potentially disturbing new phenomenon has cropped up a couple of times at recent Los Angeles Unified school board meetings. It’s not about the usual reform advocates vs. the board members aligned with the teachers union. It’s about...Show More Summary
By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times The Los Angeles Unified School District has lost a key round in a legal battle to keep the performance ratings of individual teachers confidential.
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee sent a letter on Friday to the Coachella Valley Unified School District asking Coachella Valley High School to abandon its “Arab” mascot. Read more...
America's first all-electric school bus is set to start picking up students in 2014. The SST-e type A bus is estimated to save the Kings Canyon, California Unified School District around 16 gallons of fuel a day - which adds up to $11,000 per year - while
The driver of a school bus that ran off a bridge was rescued safely Thursday from a swiftly moving creek near Wichita, Kan., authorities said. The bus, which was carrying nine children from the Douglass Unified School District, plunged into a creek between Douglass and Aurora in …
After much speculation and rallying, LA school board retains superintendent KPCC: After nearly five hours behind closed doors, the L.A. Unified school board announced Tuesday that it’s keeping its superintendent. A planned meeting on the iPad’s budget and district-wide rollout was postponed in favor of the closed-door review of Deasy’s performance. Show More Summary
Momentum builds for retaining Deasy as LAUSD chief LA Daily News: As civic groups mobilized in support of Los Angeles Unified Superintendent John Deasy, board member Steve Zimmer expressed optimism Monday that the embattled schools chief can be persuaded to stay on as head of the nation's second-largest district. Show More Summary
Deasy, LAUSD at a critical juncture LA Times: When John Deasy took the helm of Los Angeles Unified in 2011, he was backed by the school board, mayor and civic leaders in a bid to transform the nation's second-largest school district with bold measures to improve student performance. Show More Summary