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Trial Opens in Case That Could End California Teacher Tenure Laws

January 28, 2014 | 8:00 am

Trial Opens in Case That Could End California Teacher Tenure Laws

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Suit filed by tech entrepreneur seeks to upend rules on seniority, teacher evaluations and more.

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9 California School Districts File for ‘No Child Left Behind’ Waiver

February 28, 2013 | 12:02 pm

9 California School Districts File for ‘No Child Left Behind’ Waiver

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By Christina Hoag, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP)—Nine California school districts on Thursday filed a joint application for a waiver of stringent federal school standards, instead proposing an alternative method to measure performance. The superintendents of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Fresno, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento City, Santa Ana, Sanger and Clovis unified districts said they […]

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January 31, 2013 | 12:09 pm

Financial Firms Benefit From Controversial School Bonds

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by Trey Bundy and Shane Shifflett, California Watch Herb Calderon stood on the campus of Hillcrest High School, staring at a wall that cost $10 million to build. The mile-long barrier was constructed to prevent the hillside above from sliding into the new school during a heavy storm. The state-of-the-art campus with its extravagant sculpted […]

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Boy’s Ejection From SF School Illustrates Struggles in Violence Prevention

August 16, 2012 | 1:15 pm

Boy’s Ejection From SF School Illustrates Struggles in Violence Prevention

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by Trey Bundy, The Bay Citizen An 11-year-old boy in San Francisco made headlines early last year when a shooting near his Western Addition home left a random bullet lodged permanently in his abdomen. Nerve damage, a ruptured bladder and chronic pain kept him out of school for more than four months. For a brief […]

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