San Lorenzo schools consider reverting to polystyrene food trays

A plan to melt polystyrene trays down into condensed blocks for recycling meets opposition from some San Lorenzo teachers. 
A Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll revealed that those surveyed support stricter requirements for admission to teacher education programs, longer student teaching stints and a 'bar exam' type certification test. The poll also showed the public favors rigorous teacher evaluations, although support was lower for the use of test results in performance reviews.  
 
CAHSEE pass rates by school and grade for the 2013-14 school year  
 
Celebrities back White House "It's On Us" campaign to stop sexual assault, particularly on college campuses.  
 
The California State Teachers' Retirement System says it plans to increase its investments in clean energy and technology to $3.7 billion, from $1.4 billion, over the next five years.  
 
Following gains last year, the percentage of the Class of 2014 passing the high school exit exam by their senior year remained stable at 95.5 percent, keeping the rate at its record high.  
 
The University of California's board of regents is boosting the six-figure salaries of its chancellors by as much as 20 percent.  
 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies -- and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.  
 
Next ambassador to Mexico could be UC Berkeley law professor Maria Echaveste, former White House deputy chief of staff for Bill Clinton  
 
The Oakland School board will vote on a request by district administrators to borrow up to $50 million from Alameda County at its Sept. 23 meeting to pay bills while it is waiting for state money to come in.