Californians on both sides of the charter school debate can expect another year of hearings over Senate Bill 808, a bill that critics claim could lead to the shuttering of many charter schools.
A bill that would have allowed only school districts to approve new charter petitions is very much alive despite being shelved Monday by its sponsor.
Most teachers receiving layoff notices will eventually have them rescinded in coming weeks as districts receive better state budget estimates.
Many district officials are encouraging teachers to engage students in discussion.
Although most were able to fill their positions, many offered residency programs and financial incentives to do that.
the California Teachers Association this weekend mobilized supporters to boost voter turnout on behalf of two ballot measures -- Propositions 55 and 58 -- that will have a direct bearing on schools and community colleges.
Depending on stock market returns, it would generate $2 billion to $4.5 billion annually for schools.
Three justices issue dissents arguing they should consider overturning tenure, layoff laws.
They cite innovative work measuring high school readiness and learning mindsets.
The bill would mandate coaching for ineffective teachers and make it easier to fire them.
Teacher tenure, layoff and firing statutes are at stake.
At stake is the ability of the CTA and public employee unions to charge mandatory fees.
State laws defining teacher tenure, layoffs by seniority and dismissal procedures are at stake.