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Common Core Results Trickle In But Results Fall Short Of Initial Goals

Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

08/29/2015

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KNX Spotlight On Schools: Making The Grade

Schools in the United States are rated 35th in the world in the areas of science and mathematics.

08/19/2015

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LA Schools To Raise Awareness With ‘Sexting’ Education Curriculum

School officials will roll out a broad plan to educate students on the dangers of sharing sexually explicit photos via texting and the Internet.

07/07/2015

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New LAUSD Budget Gives Teachers 10 Percent Raise, Cuts Hundreds Of Jobs; Superintendent To Step Down

The new budget envisions the layoffs of hundreds of staff members but also provides the first salary hikes in nearly a decade.

06/24/2015

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Play It Forward Nonprofit Helps Schools Get Sports Equipment

Created by a teenager, the nonprofit has grown and now will underwrite sports programs at nine schools. Find more information here about the group.    

06/18/2015

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Lawyer: Legal Fight Against Yoga In Schools Is Finished

The lawyer who led an unsuccessful fight to block a San Diego County school system from teaching yoga says no appeal is planned.

06/12/2015

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12 Schools Near Exide Plant To Be Tested For Lead

Are local children playing in school yards contaminated with lead? That is a question that some members of a Boyle Heights community have been asking for nearly two years and they soon may have an answer.

06/12/2015

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California Assembly Moves To Expand Sex Education In Schools

The state Assembly is advancing legislation to expand California’s sex education curriculum, requiring schools to teach more about sexually transmitted infections and discuss same-sex relationships when teaching HIV prevention.

06/02/2015

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School Districts, Parents At Odds Over Breakfast In Class

The number of breakfasts served in the nation’s schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food.

04/18/2015

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Several Buildings In Beverly Hills Schools Shut Down Over Fear Of Collapse

The Beverly Hills Board of Education decided Tuesday to immediately close the Beverly Hills High School auditorium, as well as ones at El Rodeo and Hawthorne elementary schools.

04/17/2015

Spelling Bees Teach Public School Students More Than Just Spelling

Positioned as showdowns, smack-downs or friendly competitions, spelling bees have a long and storied past in the United States.

03/04/2015

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Parents Demand Recall Of Beleaguered Centinela School District Board

The controversy surrounding the Centinela Valley Union High School District continues as a recall arises to replace the school board that hired its scandal-ridden former superintendent.

03/02/2015

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Parents Outraged Over Asbestos Exposure Inside Huntington Beach Schools

“You guys are putting a child in danger,” said one parent.

10/08/2014

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Several Kids Kept Home From School Over Asbestos Contamination Concerns

Several parents in Huntington Beach kept their children out of class Friday over concerns of asbestos contamination.

10/03/2014

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Governor Signs Bill On New Pesticide Rules For Schools

Brown signed SB1405 on Monday, about a month after it unanimously passed both houses of the Legislature.

09/29/2014

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