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DailyBulletin: Economic Conference: Education key to Inland Empire growth

Inland Empire

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/29/14, 5:01 PM PDT | Updated: 4 mins ago

ONTARIO >> While the Inland Empire economy continues on the upswing, the growth of high-paying jobs and quality firms continues to be hindered by educational attainment levels.

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DailyPress: FPPC advises Measure M foes to contact Attorney General

Hesperia Unified School District

By STAFF REPORTS
Posted Oct. 28, 2014 @ 7:08 pm
Updated Oct 28, 2014 at 7:11 PM

The Fair Political Practices Commission acknowledged receiving a complaint against the Hesperia Unified School District in an Oct. 20 letter to a Hesperia resident, but advised him to contact the Attorney General over allegations that the district has misused public funds in support of a bond measure.

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The Sun: Couple donate $35 million to University of Redlands

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By Kristina Hernandez, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 10/18/14, 7:21 PM PDT |

REDLANDS >> Thanks to the largest gift in the school’s history, the University of Redlands has established a scholarship program to benefit future students.

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The Sun: Judge orders Redlands school district to change public records policy

Redlands Unified School District

By Greg Cappis, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/04/14, 5:44 PM PDT |

A judge has ordered the Redlands Unified School District to alter its public record policies, which, he ruled, violate the California Public Records Act.

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SacBee: Jerry Brown approves community college bachelor’s degrees

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By Alexei Koseff
akoseff@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Sep. 29, 2014 – 10:17 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014 – 8:05 am

In what could portend a monumental shift in public higher education in California, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Sunday that will allow up to 15 community colleges to launch bachelor’s degrees programs in vocational fields.

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DailyBulletin: Rialto Unified: Recall attempt comes up short

Rialto Unified School District

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 09/16/14, 9:40 AM PDT | Updated: 23 hrs ago

Rialto >> An attempt to recall two Rialto Unified school board members has failed, the group has announced.

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Calpensions: CalSTRS debt report drops from $167B to $59.5B

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By Ed Mendel
Monday, September 8, 2014

CalSTRS was bracing to report the nation’s biggest pension debt under new government accounting rules that take effect this fiscal year — $167 billion, an amount so huge some thought it might increase the cost of issuing local school bonds.

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VVDailyPress: Complaint filed over VVC bond spending

Victor Valley College

Citizens Bond Oversight members allege money illegally spent

Brooke Self, Staff Writer
Posted Aug. 31, 2014 @ 10:30 am
Updated Aug 31, 2014 at 10:42 AM

VICTORVILLE — A member of the Victor Valley College Measure JJ Citizens Bond Oversight Committee has filed a complaint with the San Bernardino County District Attorney about bond funds he believes were illegally spent.

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LATimes: Gov. Brown appeals ruling that struck down teacher job protections

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Gov. Jerry Brown addresses the American Federation of Teachers convention in June in Los Angeles. (Damian Dovarganes, AP)

By Howard Blume
August 29, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown filed an appeal Friday of a ruling that struck down traditional job protections for teachers.

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Politico: Judge sets up battle over teacher protections

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The final decision in the suit sets the stage for the appeals process.

By MAGGIE SEVERNS | 8/28/14 9:34 PM EDT Updated: 8/29/14 9:15 AM EDT

A Los Angeles judge on Thursday affirmed a tentative June ruling that struck down five laws governing job protections for teachers in California.

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By Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason
August 28, 2014

To address the problem of rape on campuses, California colleges and universities would have to adopt a standard of unambiguous consent among students engaging in sexual activity under a proposal passed by state lawmakers Thursday.

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UCR

By Nick Anderson
August 25, 2014  at 12:01 AM

The top universities in the latest rankings look much the same as they did a year ago, with only slight ups and downs.

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CabinetReport: LAO review reveals more good budget news

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August 07, 2014
by Tom Chorneau

(Calif.) With the dust settling on this summer’s budget agreement and work complete on related trailer bills, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst issued this week its most thorough review to date on exactly what was done.

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LATimes: New database details pay of California public school employees

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By Stephen Ceasar
July 27, 2014

Last year, James Hammond, the superintendent of the Montclair-Ontario Unified School District in the Inland Empire, was paid $492,077. Jonathan Eagan, the principal of a junior high school in the Bay Area city of Martinez made $279,669.

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DailyBulletin: Ontario-Montclair schools superintendent James Hammond made $492K

Ontario-Montclair School District

By Grace Wong, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 07/25/14, 9:49 PM PDT |

The superintendent of the Ontario-Montclair School District is one of the most highly compensated superintendents in the state of California, according to data on public schools salaries published this week.

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Rialto Unified School District

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 07/19/14, 10:25 AM PDT |

Rialto >> When former Rialto Unified Superintendent Harold Cebrun agreed he would leave his job at the end of March, he and the school board agreed: Neither would say a disparaging word about the other. Three months later, the district has paid out more than $30,000 for violating that non-disparagement clause.

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LATimes: UCLA to pay $500,000 settlement in judge’s police brutality claim

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Larry Gordon
July 11, 2014

UCLA has agreed to pay $500,000, including $350,000 in scholarships, to settle a claim by a prominent African American judge over alleged mistreatment and racial profiling by campus police during a traffic stop last year, officials announced Friday.

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Rialto Unified School District

By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 07/05/14, 2:54 PM PDT | Updated: 36 secs ago

Rialto Unified officials agreed with outgoing Superintendent Harold Cebrun that any future bad-mouthing will be costly, according to Cebrun’s separation agreement with the district.

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LATimes: Teachers’ checks shrink a bit as California tackles pension shortfall

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Chris Megerian
June 28, 2014

When fifth-grade teacher Maggie Ellis receives her next paycheck at the end of the month, it will be a bit lighter. That’s because she’ll be contributing more money to the teacher pension fund, a small part of a sweeping, long-term plan to repair one of the state’s most difficult financial problems.

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SacBee: Jerry Brown signs teacher pension fund bill

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
June 24, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday to begin paying down an estimated shortfall of more than $74 billion in the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, acting on the last of a raft of budget-related bills ahead of the July 1 start of the next fiscal year.

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DailyBulletin: Rialto Unified to pay James Wallace $171k on administrative leave

Rialto Unified School District

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 06/17/14, 8:28 PM PDT | Updated: 57 secs ago

RIALTO >> Deputy Superintendent James Wallace will earn $170,501 in the 2014-15 school year for the same job he’s done since Sept. 14: staying home.

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By Ed Mendel
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Full funding of the troubled California State Teachers Retirement System was approved by the Legislature last weekend, with most of the additional $5 billion coming from school districts that get no offsetting money from the state.

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SFChronicle: Politicians don’t make a peep on teacher tenure ruling

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Phillip Matier And Andrew Ross
Updated 2:01 pm, Sunday, June 15, 2014

Rarely has a major court decision been met with such stony silence by California politicians as the ruling declaring that the state’s teacher tenure laws hurt poor and minority-heavy schools and are unconstitutional.

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InlandPolitics: California Charter Academy case reaches seven-year mark

Father Time

Friday, June 13, 2014 – 10:30 a.m.

The case, stemming from a 2007 criminal indictment of former officials of the now-defunct California Charter Academy, will now reach the seven-year mark.

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Schools

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
June 12, 2014

Against the backdrop of a ruling declaring California’s teacher dismissal rules unconstitutional, the Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown legislation speeding the teacher firing process.

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LATimes: California teacher tenure is struck down: Expect years of appeals

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A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled that job protections for teachers in California are unconstitutional.

Howard Blume, Stephen Ceasar
June 11, 2104

The ruling Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge that struck down job protections for teachers in California as unconstitutional will undoubtedly spawn a series of appeals that could last years before a final outcome is reached.

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California Seal

By Jessica Calefati
jcalefati@bayareanewsgroup.com

Posted: 06/10/2014 06:51:33 PM PDT
Updated: 06/10/2014 08:04:40 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO — The knockdown, drag-out partisan fights, stretching on for months, are history. These days, state budget negotiations are downright cordial.

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By Edvard Pettersson
Jun 10, 2014 9:01 PM PT

California’s two biggest teacher unions lost the first round in the broadest court challenge yet to state laws protecting teachers’ jobs, setting the stage for what could be a lengthy appeal.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Jun. 10, 2014 – 10:40 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jun. 11, 2014 – 8:13 am

A sociopolitical bomb exploded in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday when a judge declared that five key job protection laws for teachers are unconstitutional because they violate the rights of 6 million public school students to receive effective educations.

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Student Loan Debt

By MARK LANDLER
JUNE 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Obama signed an executive order on Monday intended to lessen the college loan burden on nearly five million younger Americans by capping repayments at 10 percent of the borrowers’ monthly income.

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The PE: CAL STATE: Plans announced to hire 700 faculty

California State University

The San Bernardino campus would add about 20 new positions over the next two years

Published: June 2, 2014 Updated: 10:29 p.m.

The Cal State system plans to hire up to 700 full-time teachers as part of an effort to increase graduation rates and ease wait times for high-demand classes, a CSU official said Monday.

To read story by Lauren Williams in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

Politico: Hillary Clinton allies prep for Benghazi

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By JAKE SHERMAN and MAGGIE HABERMAN | 5/30/14 4:28 PM EDT Updated: 5/30/14 5:51 PM EDT

Senior aides to Hillary Clinton told a group of Democratic foreign policy hands that they want to move past litigating the facts of the deadly attack in Benghazi, and detailed plans to streamline their messaging in the coming months.

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ESRI

By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 05/27/14, 10:02 PM PDT | Updated: 12 secs ago

Redlands technology company Esri is pledging $1 billion to make its mapping software available for free to more than 100,000 public schools, the company president announced Tuesday.

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LATimes: Teacher pension fund investments could fall short, Brown says

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Gov. Jerry Brown outlines his plan to fix the teacher pension fund’s $73.7- billion shortfall at a May 13 briefing. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Chris Megerian
May 21, 2014

When Gov. Jerry Brown released his plan for repairing California’s troubled teacher retirement system, his calculations assumed the pension fund would see investment returns of 7.5% over the next three decades.

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LATimes: Bailout for teachers’ pensions to cost California school districts

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Howard Blume, Chris Megerian
May 20, 2014

California’s public school districts could face difficult cutbacks if state officials move forward with a plan to bail out the retirement fund for teachers, officials and educators say, but even those painful steps may fall short of curing the pension deficit if investments don’t meet expectations.

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METRO

By Daniel Borenstein, staff columnist
Posted: 05/17/2014 09:00:00 AM PDT

Gov. Jerry Brown last week proposed the first substantive strategy to shore up the state’s woefully underfunded teacher pension plan.

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WashPost: As economy improves, so do job prospects for new graduates

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By Sarah Halzack
Saturday, May 17, 2014

It’s college graduation season, meaning throngs of young workers with freshly minted diplomas are hustling to land their first jobs. As the economy continues to slowly improve, it appears the class of 2014 is facing a sunnier job market for entry-level workers than was seen last year, with demand especially concentrated in the business and information technology areas.

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DailyBulletin: Rialto Unified: Top managers out at troubled district

Rialto Unified School District

Felix Avila. Rialto Unified’s associate superintendent of personnel services, resigned earlier this month, Associate Superintendent for Educational Services Susan Levine and Deputy Superintendent James Wallace will not have their contracts renewed after the coming 2014-15 school year.

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/15/14, 7:08 PM PDT |

RIALTO >> As a long, tumultuous 2013-14 school year comes to an end, the school district has dramatically shaken up its top-level management, with one associate superintendent resigning and two more top level officials being told their contracts will not be renewed.

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Calpensions: Brown CalSTRS plan: schools get biggest rate hike

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By Ed Mendel
May 14, 2014

Gov. Brown yesterday made a long-delayed proposal to get CalSTRS to full funding over the next three decades, giving the biggest rate hike to schools and smaller increases to the state and teachers.

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Rialto Unified School District

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/07/14, 7:10 PM PDT | Updated: 3 hrs ago

Rialto >> For the first time since news broke of a controversial Holocaust essay assignment, the Rialto Unified School District school board took “full responsibility” for the task Wednesday night, telling a packed board chamber that the assignment was “horribly inappropriate.”

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Rialto Unified School District

Rialto Unified assigned a project in which students argued whether the Holocaust was real or fictional to all eighth-graders this spring, according to the district’s spokeswoman.

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/04/14, 5:39 PM PDT |

RIALTO >> The Rialto Unified School District is defending an eighth-grade assignment that asks students to debate in writing whether the Holocaust was “merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain.”

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Three seek office of county schools chief

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May 03, 2014; 10:55 AM

Three career educators are vying to be the top educational official in San Bernardino County in the June 3 election.

The current San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, Gary Thomas, is retiring. His replacement will be elected to a four-year term.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Pitzer College

By City News Service
Posted: 05/02/14, 11:11 AM PDT |

CLAREMONT — A $1 million gift to Pitzer College from philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad will support an endowed financial aid scholarship named after the couple, the school announced today.

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InlandPolitics: Zellerbach reverses course

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Friday, May 2, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach will now attend a moderated debate with challenger Paul Hestrin, scheduled for today at Noon, at the Riverside County Bar Association.

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SacBee: UC Riverside is best college value, according to Time

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 30, 2014

High school seniors and their parents face that difficult question annually, but Time magazine may have found the surprising answer: University of California, Riverside.

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DailyBulletin: Rialto Unified recall group: Audit reports final straw

Rialto Unified School District

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 04/26/14, 8:09 PM PDT | Updated: 11 hrs ago

Rialto >> After months of chaos, the straw that broke the camel’s back for a group of Rialto residents came with the January release of two audits that depicted a district out of control.

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LATimes: Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

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By David G. Savage
April 22, 2014, 8:11 a.m.

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on the use of racial affirmative action in its state universities Tuesday, ruling that voters are entitled to decide the issue.

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LATimes: Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers

College Debt

Of the many factors holding back young home buyers — rising prices, tougher lending standards, a still-shaky job market — none looms larger than the recent explosion of college debt.

By Tim Logan
April 19, 2014, 6:33 p.m.

Sarah Luna wants to buy a home in up-and-coming northeast Los Angeles before it’s too late.

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VVDailyPress: Reddy puts $40 million into nonprofit medical school

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Dr, Prem Reddy

California University of Science and Medicine expects to welcome first class in 2016
April 14, 2014 12:59 PM
BROOKE SELF, STAFF WRITER

COLTON • A local group of doctors and community officials announced plans Monday to develop a privately-funded, nonprofit medical school in Colton.

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Calpensions: CalSTRS members get $300 million from surplus

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By Ed Mendel
Monday, April 7, 2014

On a split vote, the CalSTRS board last week gave members in two unusual retirement accounts, which have a guaranteed minimum return, a $300 million credit from a surplus.

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Rialto Unified School District

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 03/27/14, 6:49 PM PDT |

Rialto >> After Judith Marie Oakes was arrested Aug. 7 on suspicion of embezzling more than a million dollars in lunch money, no one in Rialto Unified mentioned it in an email, a memo or even a Post-It Note, according to district officials.

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VVDailyPress: VVC deficit expected to grow to $6.3 million

Victor Valley College

March 21, 2014 10:31 PM
Brooke Self, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • The fight over Victor Valley College’s accreditation in recent months has been closely linked to its finances, forcing college officials to confront a structural budget deficit that is projected to balloon to $6.3 million this year.

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LATimes: Delays would mean bigger costs for shoring up teacher pension fund

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By Chris Megerian
March 19, 2014, 2:17 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — The longer California’s leaders delay shoring up the cash-strapped teacher pension fund, the more money it will cost taxpayers in the long run, according to an analysis presented to lawmakers on Wednesday.

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DailyBulletin: Deadline passes with few teacher layoffs in Southern California

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By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 03/16/14, 8:07 PM PDT |

Although California public school districts aren’t exactly flush with cash, the Ides of March appears to have passed without major layoffs in Southern California school districts.

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SacBee: Citing truancy ‘crisis,’ Kamala Harris, lawmakers seek action

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 10, 2014

Emphasizing that young students who frequently miss school are far more likely to fall behind and commit crimes later in life, California Attorney General Kamala Harris and half a dozen lawmakers introduced an anti-truancy bill package on Monday.

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DailyBulletin: Embattled Rialto Unified superintendent to retire

Rialto Unified School District

The Rialto Unified school board accepted the retirement of embattled superintendent Harold Cebrun on Friday March 7, 2014 saving the district 18 months of salary, $360,900, that they would have owed him if he were fired. The 4-1 vote after two hours of closed-door discussion makes his retirement effective March 31.

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 03/07/14, 2:02 PM PST | Updated: 4 hrs ago

RIALTO >> Bringing six months of uncertainty to an end, the Rialto Unified school board accepted the retirement of embattled superintendent Harold Cebrun on Friday, saving the district 18 months of salary — $360,900 — that they would have owed him if he were fired.

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By Lisa Lee
Associated Press
Posted: 03/07/2014 02:12:08 PM PST
Updated: 03/07/2014 03:40:56 PM PST

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal education officials on Friday approved California’s plan to roll out new computer-based standardized tests this spring, ending a months-long dispute that put the state at risk of sacrificing $1.5 billion in federal school funding.

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California State University

By Josh Dulaney, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 03/01/14, 10:20 PM PST |

Top administrators for the California State University system warned legislators that years of budget cutbacks have left a $1.8 billion backlog of needed critical repairs and upgrades on campuses throughout the state.

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SacBee: Huge CalSTRS funding hole grew for 10 years

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By Ed Mendel
Monday, February 24, 2014

Getting CalSTRS back to full funding, if rates are steadily increased over the next half dozen years, would take an annual increase reaching more than $5 billion a year by 2020 — about what the state general fund currently spends on UC and CSU combined.

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LATimes: No easy fix for California’s teacher pension crisis

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The state teachers pension fund faces a $71-billion shortfall, but Gov. Brown is willing to wait until next year to craft a remedy.

By Chris Megerian
February 20, 2014, 4:45 p.m.

WEST SACRAMENTO — When the glass-sheathed headquarters of the California teachers’ pension fund opened five years ago, it was supposed to help anchor developments along the blighted riverfront on the capital’s outskirts.

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KXTV: Almost $1 billion needed in 2015 to fix Calif. teachers pensions

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John Myers
KXTV 2:37 p.m. EST February 19, 2014

State legislators are getting a cold dose of reality about California’s ailing pension fund for teachers: find a way to boost contributions by almost $1 billion in 2015 and $5 billion a year soon thereafter… or watch the system collapse by the time current teachers reach retirement.

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Common Core

By Lyndsey Layton
Thursday, February 20, 2014

The head of the nation’s largest teachers union said the rollout of the new Common Core academic standards has been “completely botched” in many states and that wholesale changes taking place in U.S. classrooms need an immediate “course correction.”

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DailyBulletin: Rialto Unified board: Superintendent’s fate to be decided soon

Rialto Unified School District

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 02/13/14, 12:10 PM PST | Updated: 4 hrs ago

Rialto >> The top two administrators in the Rialto Unified School District being out on paid leave for the past five months have cost taxpayers the equivalent of three veteran teachers during that time. But the pair won’t be in limbo much longer, according to board members.

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VVDailyPress: AESD board hires secretary for $122K

Adelanto School District

Cost outrages teachers, parents, councilman
February 07, 2014 4:41 PM
Brooke Self, Staff Writer

ADELANTO • Adelanto Elementary School District officials recently hired an administrative secretary to support the Board of Trustees, with a salary and benefits package totaling $122, 406.

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Redlands Unified School District

A victim in Redlands school district Laura Whitehurst sex scandal filed a civil complaint against her and school district officials on Tuesday in Riverside Superior Court. The complaint claims the district failed to report the abuse to authorities.

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 02/05/14, 3:42 PM PST |

REDLANDS >> A victim of Laura Whitehurst, a former Redlands Unified School District teacher convicted of having sex with underage students, has filed a civil complaint against Whitehurst, district officials and Citrus Valley High School for negligence and damages caused by a year-long sexual relationship that resulted in the birth of a child.

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Jerry Lewis

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By Kristina Hernandez, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 01/10/14, 9:20 PM PST |

REDLANDS >> Former Rep. Jerry Lewis is stepping into his first big role after leaving public office in December 2012.

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SacBee: California schools rank low – again – in Education Week report

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 10, 2014

California’s public education system — not for the first time — has been given a low grade in Education Week’s annual state-by-state evaluation of school finances, teacher preparedness, academic achievement and other benchmarks.

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LADailyNews: California budget surges to record high

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By Dakota Smith, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 01/09/14, 6:09 PM PST |

In Los Angeles Thursday afternoon to unveil his annual state budget, Gov. Jerry Brown called his fiscal plan conservative, one that sets aside billions in a rainy day fund.

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LATimes: Gov. Jerry Brown to propose billions in new spending

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A blueprint of the governor’s budget includes billions of dollars for schools, healthcare and other programs.

By Chris Megerian and Anthony York
January 8, 2014, 10:29 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — When he unveils his new budget plan Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown will propose billions of dollars in new spending on schools, healthcare, social services and environmental programs as California reaps the benefits of an economic turnaround.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County school board seeking applications

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Navarro

By Staff reports
Posted: 01/07/14, 3:18 PM PST | Updated: 5 hrs ago

San Bernardino >> The San Bernardino County Board of Education is looking for candidates to replace recently ousted member Gil Navarro.

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The Sun: Judge orders Gil Navarro to leave San Bernardino County school board

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/05/14, 5:24 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> A Superior Court judge has ordered a lightning rod member of the county board of education out of the seat he’s held since 2006, saying Gil Navarro became ineligible for the school board when he was elected in November 2012 to the board of the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District.

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SacBee: California’s new laws: What changes in 2014

California Seal

By Jeremy B. White
jwhite@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 – 8:58 am

Bills that crossed Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk in 2013 encompassed policy topics from bullets to bike safety. In some cases Brown signed legislation that enshrined key Democratic goals, reflecting the strength of robust Democratic majorities in both houses of the Legislature.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Powerful factions go to war over direction of California schools

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 – 12:00 am

The powerful political forces that have been skirmishing for years over the direction of California’s public schools appear to be headed for a multi-front political and legal war next year.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Rising housing market could generate windfall of property taxes

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 – 12:00 am

California’s housing market is rebounding sharply from the worst recession since the Great Depression, with fast-rising sales and prices.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 – 12:00 am

Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez summoned reporters to the Capitol last week to unveil what he called a “blueprint for a responsible budget.”

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DailyBulletin: Woman claims former Fontana Unified police officer raped her

Fontana USD

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 12/12/13, 7:15 PM PST | Updated: 6 mins ago

FONTANA >> A woman has filed a $2 million claim against the school district, alleging one of its former police officers raped her in his office.

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The Sun: San Bernardino Community College board to vote on new voting districts

By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 12/11/13, 7:00 PM PST |

San Bernardino >> Minority voters may have an easier time getting their voices heard in the San Bernardino Community College District, after a vote expected Thursday.

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The Sun: 860 Cal State San Bernardino students receive diplomas at commencement

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Graduates congratulate themselves during the Cal State San Bernardino commencement ceremony at Coussoulis Arena on campus Saturday. (Photos by James Carbone)

By Staff report
Posted: 12/07/13, 5:53 PM PST |

San Bernardino >> Hundreds of Cal State San Bernardino students received a major holiday gift on Saturday: a diploma.

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VVDailyPress: Reddy makes $500K donation to CSUSB

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December 06, 2013 4:03 PM
Staff Reports

SAN BERNARDINO • Cal State San Bernardino’s nursing lab will be renamed the Dr. Prem Reddy Nursing Laboratory after Reddy made a $500,000 donation to the university’s nursing program, according to a CSUSB news release.

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The Sun: Redlands school district settles for $505,000 in Megan Kelly case

Megan Kelly

Megan Kelly, a former Redlands East Valley High School teacher, settled out of court in a civil suit where a former student alleges sexual abuse. The Redlands Unified School District is also named, and is included in the settlement.

By Greg Cappis, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 12/04/13, 7:39 PM PST | Updated: 58 secs ago

Redlands Unified School District will pay a former student $505,000 to settle a sexual abuse lawsuit filed by a 2009 Redlands East Valley High School graduate against the district and teacher Megan Kelly.

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The Sun: Election results certified; key school board race has official winner

San Bernardino City Unified School District

By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
and Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/13/13, 7:04 PM PST |

San Bernardino >> In a matter of weeks, no Penmans will hold city-wide elected office in San Bernardino for the first time since 1987.

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SacBee: California again scores low in nationwide academic tests

Schools

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 8, 2013

California again scored very low in the latest round of nationwide biennial testing of elementary students’ reading and mathematics skills.

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InlandPolitics: Bye, Bye Judi?

Bye Bye

By William Cutting
Thursday, November 7, 09:30 p.m.

The latest update from the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters shows Judi Penman now trailing Abigail Medina in her bid to be re-elected to the San Bernardino Unified School District, Board of Trustees.  She trails Medina by a scant 37 votes!

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Conflict hits California’s new school finance plan

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 – 12:00 am

When Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature overhauled the distribution of state aid to California schools this year, their stated purpose was to improve the educations of poor and “English-learner” students.

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LADailyNews: USC hires former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as professor

LA Mayoral Candidate Antonio Villaraigosa Campaigns

In his latest new job, former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be a part-time professor at USC.

By Rick Orlov, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 10/25/13, 12:36 PM PDT |

The week he began work as a Harvard University fellow and was hired as a consultant for Edelman public relations, former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Friday was named a part-time professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy.

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