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  • Commentary: District must come up with a turnaround plan for under-performing schools

    On Nov. 4, the California Department of Education revealed its list of the state's 1,000 worst-performing schools. Four schools in our Newport-Mesa district made the list, all of them in Costa Mesa. They are College Park, Rea, Whittier and Wilson.
  • Charter schools break law by making parents volunteer, report says

    Scores of California charter schools require parents to volunteer as a condition for their child’s enrollment in violation of state law, according to a report by a civil rights organization. Public Advocates, a California nonprofit law firm and...

    Pa. cyber charter schools given poor grades by researchers

    Pa. cyber charter schools given poor grades by researchers
    While Pennsylvania's education secretary mulls applications for three new cyber charters, a Philadelphia research group has released a paper that states none of the 14 existing cybers meet state academic standards. The results of the state's school...

    Bethlehem Area School District denies Lehigh Valley Dual Language Charter school second location

    Bethlehem Area School District denies Lehigh Valley Dual Language Charter school second location
    The Bethlehem Area School District has officially denied a request from the Lehigh Valley Dual Language Charter School to open at a second location. During Monday night's school board meeting, school directors voted unanimously to deny the request to...

    Incumbent Torlakson takes the lead in race for state schools chief

    Incumbent Torlakson takes the lead in race for state schools chief
    In the most expensive political race in California, incumbent Tom Torlakson held the lead late Tuesday night over Marshall Tuck in the contest for state superintendent of public instruction. Shortly before midnight, Torlakson cautiously predicted...