Sunday, May 04, 2008

The News that Doesn't fit from May 4

from the LA Times

Ex-student says she told L.A. school official of sex with assistant principal

By Richard Winton

The administrator, told of her affair with Steve Rooney, advised her to recant her statement to police, she testifies. She admits having used a fake ID to appear older. >>

California Senate approves bonus plan to draw experienced teachers to struggling schools

By Patrick McGreevy

Legislators also advance a measure to make it easier for prosecutors to take possession of gang members' assets. Both bills will now go to the Assembly. >>

No Child Left Behind reading program is failing

From the Associated Press

The $6-billion Reading First hasn't made a difference in reading comprehension, the Education Department finds in a study. >>

May 1, 2008

Californians divided over new taxes for schools, poll finds

By Mitchell Landsberg

Respondents fault the governor and Legislature for not providing more leadership over education. >>

April 29, 2008

L.A. assistant principal charged with molestation of 2 more students

By Richard Winton and Molly Hennessy-Fiske

The L.A. assistant principal at Markham Middle School is accused of molesting two more teenage girls. >>

April 28, 2008

BASIC AID: Laguna Beach's lucky schools escape state's funding crunch

By Susannah Rosenblatt

'Basic aid' districts are supported solely by property taxes. It means that while their neighbors are facing layoffs and cutbacks, their classes are safe and may even be expanded. >>

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