Each Friday, we post a roundup of local education headlines. Here are the big stories from this week:
- Canyon High School in the Orange Unified School District has earned top honors in this year’s Orange County Academic Decathlon – but they’re not the only local school that will advance to California Academic Decathlon.
- A federal district court judge has ordered the California Department of Education to disclose personal student records to plaintiffs who initiated a lawsuit against the state agency.
- A Fullerton couple has announced they’ll pick up the entire college tuition tab for a class of 26 kindergartners currently enrolled Rio Vista Elementary School in Anaheim.
- The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is considering a new permit system that would effectively extend the amount of time substitute teachers can fill in for regular teachers out on medical leave.
- A state mediator has been appointed to help settle a negotiations impasse between the Fullerton Joint Union High School District and the association that represents that district’s teachers.
- A Dana Hills High student whose photo was omitted from the yearbook on the grounds that the keffiyeh worn on his head could be perceived as offensive is challenging that decision.
- Governor Jerry Brown’s latest spending plan includes a proposal for a state-funded competition to develop a year-long course that would better prepare students for college-level math in alignment with the expectations of the CSU system.
- OCDE’s Information Technology director talks about the role of IT in the latest “OCDE in 30 Seconds.”