Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Whittier City School District is searching for a quality person to fill the position of Assistant Superintendent for Business Services. The salary range is $131,696 – $153,180 with a stipend of $3,500 for those who have earned a doctorate. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision plus Life Insurance at a low monthly rate. If you…

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It’s been two years since voters passed a $9 billion bond to renovate and modernize the state’s public schools and community colleges, yet classrooms across California are still waiting for the vast majority of that money. Less than 20 percent of the $7 billion in the Proposition 51 bond for the state’s K-12 schools has…

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Harry Weinberg, former superintendent and founder of Leadership Associates, has died at the age of 82. He succumbed Sunday night after several months of battling prostate cancer. Beloved by his peers, Weinberg has helped hundreds of educational leaders throughout the state either become leaders, find an appropriate position, or increase their knowledge and skill for…

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Facility managers all over the nation spent the summer scrambling to get schools ready for the fall term—with special attention paid to air conditioning units. Many schools needed to relocate students when air units broke down while outside temperatures soared into triple digits. Facility managers say there is always more need than money, but they…

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Two back-to-back events last month frame CA’s educational conundrum. A Superior Court judge in Los Angeles County rebuffed efforts by state schools Supt. Tom Torlakson and other state officials to block a lawsuit alleging that CA has failed to teach reading to some black and Latino children. The suit, filed on behalf of children in…

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Olenka Villarreal is changing the way people think about playgrounds, an effort that began with a simple question: Shouldn’t her daughter Ava, who has developmental disabilities, be able to use swings at the park just like anyone else? At that time, the answer was that she couldn’t. There were no swings at schools or parks…

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The vast majority of CA’s charter schools sampled for a study failed to fully disclose how they spent money on students targeted for assistance under the state’s funding formula. Some didn’t account for any of that funding, as the state requires, according to a report released Wednesday by the nonprofit law and advocacy organization Public…

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