Oakland school board opens the door another charter school

Hoping to turn around dismal education outcomes for kids in Oakland's most impoverished and violent neighborhood, a group of East Oakland leaders won approval to create a 'transformation' charter elementary school. 
JANE TYSKA
The California Legislature on Thursday sent to the governor Senate Bill 967, which would require all colleges taking student financial aid funding from the state to agree that in investigations of campus sexual assaults, silence or lack of resistance does not imply a green light for sex, and that drunkenness is not an acceptable defense.  
 
The school district is apologizing to parents of special education students who were left on the side of the road this week when a new school bus vendor failed to pick them up, calling the situation 'embarrassing and unacceptable.'  
 
Cupertino student leaves International Geographic Olympiad early to get home for school, finds out later that he placed first.  
 
On her Twitter feed, a Newark Memorial High School teacher was explicit about her desires for her students. She wanted to pour coffee on them. She wanted to stab them. Some of them, she said, "make my trigger finger itchy."  
 
New era of education financing requires someone willing to make tough, even unpopular, decisions. Foster better meets that requirement.  
 
A subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission to the West Contra Costa school district obtained by this newspaper through a Public Records Act request shows that the federal agency is focusing on bond sales, fund transfers between bond accounts and non-construction related use of bond funds.  
 
Controversy over superintendent's rebuffed attempt to keep job permeates campaigns  
 
Saint Mary's Vicki Shimkus, former Cal Golden Bears football star Jim Hanifan honored  
 
Schools seeking to install high-speed computer networks in time for Common Core tests next spring are eligible for nearly $27 million in one-time grants, which must be used to enhance Internet connections. The money is being allocated from Proposition 98 funds set aside to fund the Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant program.