Articles from 2013 | Page 3

Report Calls for Sweeping Overhaul of San Bruno Special Ed

Posted by Rebecca Labau on May 23, 2013

A recently released report is calling for an overhaul of special education at San Bruno Park School District that could save the district more than $450,000.

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Special Education Office Aims to Revise Monitoring Focus

Posted by Rebecca Labau on May 14, 2013

Student performance, not just procedural compliance, is the goal of a revised reporting system proposed by the federal office of special education programs.

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Livermore Schools’ Truancy Rate Well Below State Average

Posted by Rebecca Labau on May 07, 2013

The district is also involved in the Attention2Attendance program as well as intervention programs to help prevent truancy before it begins. “This increase in parent communication was incredibly impactful, especially for at-risk students,” added Vernoy. “By engaging parents earlier, parental involvement increased, promoting better attendance patterns, proactively preventing future absences and establishing good attendance for the rest of the year and instilling good habits for the future.”

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Attorney general calls on schools to fight state’s 30 percent truancy rate

Posted by Rebecca Labau on May 07, 2013

California Attorney General Kamala Harris launched a new focus on truancy as a statewide law enforcement issue with a letter that went to all of the state’s county and district superintendents last week.

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EDUCATION: Attorney General Kamala Harris to study elementary school truancy

Posted by Rebecca Labau on May 06, 2013

California Attorney General Kamala Harris sent a letter to county and school district superintendents this week to remind them about California laws and requirements for schools regarding student truancy.

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Indio police: Study links truancy, burglary

Posted by Rebecca Labau on May 02, 2013

Database tracks crime ‘hot spots’ INDIO — An in-depth study of residential and commercial burglary found that school absences and drop-out rates are closely tied to burglary patterns in specific parts of the city, Indio police said during a City Council meeting Wednesday.

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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2012-13 Model Attendance, Dropout Prevention Programs

Posted by Rebecca Labau on April 24, 2013

California Department of Education News Release: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that 11 programs have been designated as models of attendance improvement and dropout prevention by the State School Attendance Review Board (State SARB).

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Sacramento-area schools face cuts from federal sequester

Posted by Rebecca Labau on March 27, 2013

Sequestration is hitting home. Across the region, school districts are considering how to trim programs because federal cuts known as the sequester took effect March 1 when federal leaders could not agree on a spending plan. Related webinar: Sequestration Frustration!

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