California school districts are offering robust summer school programs with an emphasis on fun to help reconnect students to their schools.
California school districts have plenty of money for robust summer school programs this year, but teachers may just be too tired to sign up.
The pandemic heightens regular challenges superintendents face during normal times and adds to tensions with school boards and teachers.
School board President Gabriela López said she wants “to provide more opportunities for community input.”
Supt. Vincent Matthews, in EdSource’s podcast, says city attorney in San Francisco should have given him a heads-up before filing suit against the district.
The unexpected announcement from Gov. Gavin Newsom that schools should consider resuming as early as late July was met with immediate pushback.
More than 1,200 public and private K-12 schools have announced closures or moved to online learning due to concerns about coronavirus.
Schools with more counselors report higher graduation rates, more students going to college.
California State Sen. Connie Leyva is moving to repeal a 40-year-old law requiring public school teachers on extended sick leave to pay for their own substitute teachers.
The school board will look into exactly how it will conceal the mural, but proponents of keeping the mural open to public view say they will now consider what options they have to do so.
Under the California Education Code, teachers on extended medical leave pay for the substitutes replacing them. The cost is deducted from their paychecks.
A number of school districts, especially in high-cost regions of the state, are constructing apartment complexes to help attract and retain teachers.
San Francisco is the only city in California where parents without U.S. citizenship are allowed to vote in school board elections, but only 49 registered, amid warnings that ICE could find their addresses.
Intensive teacher training led to John Muir Elementary seeing a spike in math scores
San Francisco Unified incorporates social and emotional learning in math curriculum to provide richer academic lessons and improve student outcomes.