It’s Friday the 13th, and you’re in luck — we’ve got another weekly roundup. Here are a few of the stories we’ve been tracking:
- The La Habra City School District has tapped a top administrator in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District to be its next superintendent.
- California Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his latest spending plan for the state, citing declining revenue growth and other uncertainties for scaled back K-12 allocations.
- The state Board of Education has put the finishing touches on a new school performance dashboard, which is set to be released to the public in late February or March.
- The Orange County Register’s online edition shared this fun read about music teacher Henry Miller from Sierra Vista Middle School in Irvine. If you missed our earlier coverage, Miller and Keith Hancock of Tesoro High in the Capistrano Unified School District are two of 10 national finalists for the 2017 Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation.
- As the Register also noted, OCDE’s Pacific Coast High School blends traditional campus courses with independent study, offering students academic rigor as well as flexibility. It also has pretty a great mock trial team.
- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, which could define specific educational standards for serving children with disabilities, including those with autism.