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Special education in California in need of overhaul, researchers say
By Carolyn Jones, EdSource  ׀  February 18, 2020
Special education in California should be overhauled to focus on the individual needs of students, with better training for teachers, more streamlined services and improved screening for the youngest children, according to a compilation of reports released today. Read More

State skims from school funds to pay for trial courts
By Jill Tucker, SF Chronicle  ׀  January 20, 2020
Three small paragraphs in the state’s education code will shift up to $90 million from schools in 10 California counties this year, putting the money instead into the state’s coffers for trial courts. But the move could violate another section of state law, county officials said. Read More

Homeless students suffer consequences of housing, food insecurity
By Natalie Hanson, Enterprise Record  ׀  January 17, 2020
At least 70% of Oroville’s high school students are considered socioeconomically-disadvantaged. In Chico, Between 400 and 500 children are categorized as housing insecure at any time during the Chico Unified School district’s school year. Across the county, thousands of students often rely on each district for help just to get to school and to get a meal. Read More

Solano County To Give HS Diplomas To Veterans, Japanese-Americans
By Maggie Fusek  ׀  January 13, 2020
The Solano County Office of Education is participating in "Operation Recognition," a program that grants retroactive high school diplomas to U.S. Veterans and Japanese-American citizens who were unable to finish high school due to wartime circumstances. Read More




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