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March 7, 2014 Now that merciless teenage taunting has migrated from locker rooms and high school hallways to the Internet, policymakers are paying more attention to the types of harassment and bullying that happens on Facebook and other social media
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson on Wednesday issued new guidelines to help parents and guardians report suspected child abuse at schools. In a letter to school officials, Torlakson explained that California's Education Code
Nominations for the Green Ribbon School Award were announced Feb. 6 at Ocean Knoll Educational Farm in Encinitas. When the state's schools chief looks at the Encinitas Union School District , he sees lots of green and he isn't thinking of finances.
Two dozen campuses throughout California have been designated "Model Continuation High Schools" and recognized for their exemplary programs that help at-risk students flourish. Six of the schools are located in the Bay Area, including three in the
Reggie Moore's friends and family eulogized him Saturday as a tireless, dynamic leader whose passion to help those who could not help themselves was exceeded only by his love for his family. More than 200 people, including droves of political leaders
After two years of reports by this newspaper of various school employees failing to properly report child abuse, Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Burbank, introduced Assembly Bill 1432, which would change state law from "strongly encouraging" training to "
As discussions about the merits of early education continue nationally, a push for more preschool programs in California hit the road Tuesday when state Superintendent of Public Schools Tom Torlakson launched a bus tour from San Diego to Sacramento
Feb. 14 Nearly a year after Bay Area News Group published a survey of 94 school districts that showed more than half didn't train their employees in spotting and reporting child abuse, state and national leaders are calling for mandatory training.
Tom Torlakson, state Superintendent of Public Instruction, announced his support Wednesday for legislation that would require school districts to train employees in identifying and reporting suspected child abuse. School employees are required to
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson saw first hand how students in one English 8 honors class were using the latest technology with Chrome books to work together and write an essay about a central theme in a story they just read