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Gunman kills 4, injures 2 children in shootings at several places in Northern California, including a school

Gunman kills 4, injures 2 children in shootings at several places in Northern California, including a school

By Frank Shyong, Jaclyn Cosgrove, Sonali Kohli and Paige St. JohnContact Reporters A gunman killed four people and injured two children, in a shooting rampage in Tehama County on Tuesday morning before he was fatally shot by law enforcement. Authorities described a chaotic scene in which a gunman in a stolen car appeared to pick targets at random in the […]

Camarillo School for Students With Autism Finds New Home

Camarillo School for Students With Autism Finds New Home

Triton Academy, a school that serves Ventura County students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will begin the 2018-19 school year at a new location. The school, which provides highly acclaimed programs for students with ASD, will be moving to a temporary site near the Camarillo Airport after the current school year. For the past ten […]

Teen Prodigies Create App That Could End School Lunch Hunger

Teen Prodigies Create App That Could End School Lunch Hunger

Alyssa Kapasi had never thought about how school children living next door to her might be going hungry every day – and that is why she is helping to create an app that will ensure every child in America can have access to a full meal.

Building A Home For Science Education’s Growing Demand

Building A Home For Science Education’s Growing Demand

California Lutheran University has raised $20.8 million toward the $30 million it needs to build a new state-of-the-art science building and is now launching the public phase of the campaign to bring in the final dollars.   The new building is needed to accommodate the growing number of science majors and the university’s increased emphasis […]

The best defense is to be offensive: Anti-school choicers are getting desperate

The best defense is to be offensive: Anti-school choicers are getting desperate

. By Larry Sand The traditional public education monopolists are using some truly bizarre arguments to ensure that children remain in government-run schools. In July, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten intimated that parents who opt out of government schools are equivalent to southern segregationists. Then later in July, Katherine Stewart penned possibly one of the […]

How Parents Can Combat Liberal Bias in Schools

How Parents Can Combat Liberal Bias in Schools

Shortly after Donald Trump won the presidency last November — in what “Big Agenda” author David Horowitz called a political earthquake — nearly 5,000 Seattle high school students marched out of school to protest the election results. Many of them wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts. The now-embattled mayor of Seattle, Ed Murray, tweeted his support […]

Simi Valley PD Stop For School Buses

Simi Valley PD Stop For School Buses

The Simi Valley Police Department would like to remind drivers that are meeting or overtaking, from either direction, a school bus displaying a flashing red light and stop signal arm that they MUST stop.  Drivers that are on divided or roadways with two or more lanes of travel in each direction need not stop upon […]

California may see more ‘parent triggers’ to force school improvement

California may see more ‘parent triggers’ to force school improvement

. . By Stephen Frank As the recent WalletHub survey showed, California government schools are 46th in the nation math is 47th and reading is 46th.  As for college preparedness, we are 43rd in the nation in SAT scores.  LAUSD in 2015 had a real graduation rate of 54%.  Thanks to CalSTRS, government schools have to cut back […]

Let’s get real about the education budget

Let’s get real about the education budget

 .. . By LARRY SAND  . Trump’s proposed budget includes some minor cuts; union leaders launch hyperbolic grenades. Did you know that the Trump/DeVos budget is manifestly cruel to children and catastrophic to public schools? Are you aware that Trump/Devos are planning to slash funding for public schools, and use voucher schemes to funnel taxpayer […]

Where school dollars go to die

Where school dollars go to die

  . . By LARRY SAND  . A new study points fingers at charter schools for malfeasance, but traditional public schools are still by far #1 in wasteful spending. The National Education Association wants you to know that it is very concerned about your pocketbook! The teachers union is touting a brand new study released by the […]

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