Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 5:53 pm PDT, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Now Playing: A school district will pay $25,000 to a student kicked out for wearing a pro-Trump T-shirt! Media: Buzz 60 An Oregon high school student who was suspended over a shirt that touted President Donald Trump's proposed border wall has agreed to settle his lawsuit after the school agreed to pay $25,000 for his legal fees and have its principal write him an apology. Addison Barnes, who graduated this year from Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon, outside of Portland, filed the federal lawsuit in May alleging that his First Amendment rights had been violated by the school when he was punished for wearing the shirt to a politics class discussion about immigration. The shirt said "Donald J. Trump Border Wall Construction Co.," and "The Wall Just Got 10 Feet Taller." An assistant principal told Barnes that he needed to cover the shirt because a student and a teacher said … [Read more...] about Student’s suspension over border wall shirt costs Oregon school district $25,000, an apology
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By David Rosenfeld | [email protected] | The Beach ReporterPUBLISHED: June 22, 2018 at 11:18 am | UPDATED: June 22, 2018 at 11:21 am When first grade teacher Carol Millinder and her husband Jim were looking for a home in the South Bay earlier this year there were few good options. Millinder loved teaching at Beryl Heights Elementary School and wanted to stay in the district. But, with the current housing market, it was nearly impossible. The couple had previously owned a home in Torrance but sold it four years ago when they considered moving to the Bay Area. “To try to get back into the market after four years when prices continue to go up was difficult,” she said. It was in the midst of their home search that an email came through from the Redondo Beach Unified School District announcing a home loan assistance program specifically geared toward educators called Landed, which provides up to $120,000 for a down payment in exchange for partial ownership of the … [Read more...] about Home loan program aims to keep teachers in South Bay school districts
By Ali Tadayon | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: May 8, 2018 at 7:41 am | UPDATED: May 10, 2018 at 5:40 am OAKLAND — Two Bay Area school districts lost a total of $76.6 million to public charter schools during the 2016-17 school year, a new report concludes. The Oakland Unified School District lost $57.3 million and San Jose’s East Side Union High School District $19.3 million, according to the report. Published Tuesday by think tank In The Public Interest, the report compared the school districts’ 2016-17 budgets to what they could have been if 15,487 students in Oakland’s charters and 4,811 in East Side Union’s charters enrolled in traditional public schools instead. The state allocates money to school districts based on their daily student attendance figures. After factoring in how much the school districts potentially save by educating fewer students, the report’s authors determined the net fiscal impact of … [Read more...] about Charters cost two Bay Area school districts $76.6 million annually, report says
By Jill Tucker Updated 8:16 am, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Andrea Zamora (right), Aliah Anderson (center), and Anny Hoang at the American Indian Public Charter School on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Oakland has more charter schools per capita than any other district in California. less Andrea Zamora (right), Aliah Anderson (center), and Anny Hoang at the American Indian Public Charter School on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Oakland has more charter schools per capita than any other district ... more Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle Study says Oakland school district lost $57.4 million last year because of charters 1 / 1 Back to Gallery For years, Oakland public school officials have watched thousands of city students leave their schools and enroll … [Read more...] about Study says Oakland school district lost $57.4 million last year because of charters
For all its sun, sand and craft beer, San Diego has pined to be great.About 150 years ago, city father Alonzo Horton called it “Heaven on Earth.” Around 1910, merchant and philanthropist George Marston dubbed it California’s Plymouth Rock. And in 1972 Mayor Pete Wilson named San Diego “America’s Finest City” despite the Republican national convention’s relocation to Miami Beach.A couple of out-of-town academics arrived soon after that and produced a visionary plan that’s been republished, translated into Spanish and augmented by seven new essays.It’s called “Temporary Paradise?” but unlike most planning documents, this one remains as relevant today as it was in 1974.Its authors, MIT’s Kevin Lynch and UC Berkeley’s Donald Appleyard lauded San Diego’s attributes that make it a paradise — the weather, the seaside setting.But they also but pointed out its shortcomings — traffic congestion, … [Read more...] about San Diego — a ‘temporary’ paradise?