Alameda schools officials are crediting new, more progressive discipline policies for a drop in suspensions and expulsions.
To help families navigate their middle school options, The Alamedan asked the leaders of Alameda’s public middle school options to offer some basic information about their programs.
Alameda's Board of Ed offered their thoughts on plans to implement at STEAM program at Will C. Wood Middle School, a complex cash and land deal with the city and physical education requirements at the Island's high schools. Here's the tweet by tweet.
Supporting and maintaining new computers and equipment are proving to be challenges the district may need to hire more staff and broaden bandwidth to address.
On Tuesday night the school board got a rundown on Alameda Unified's English learners and had a lengthy tech talk. Here's the tweet by tweet.
The school district and commercial property owners who a court decided were unfairly taxed under a 2008 school parcel levy are working to negotiate a settlement in the property owners’ five-and-a-half year old case.
Attorneys for both the school district and the property owners are set to meet in the spring and could wrap up in April, court filings show. A hearing to discuss the parties’ settlement efforts is scheduled for May.
“We are going to mediate the case to try and reach a fair and equitable resolution for all the parties,” said David Brillant, an attorney for some of the property owners.
Alameda Unified's suspension and expulsion rates declined last year, newly released state data show, though rates for African American and Latino students remained disproportionately high.
Alameda's Board of Education discussed the future of three of the Island's middle schools on Tuesday night, along with the entire district's facilities needs. Here's what happened, in tweets.
Members of Alameda’s Board of Education will weigh in Tuesday on which campus or campuses they think the Alameda Community Learning Center should call home next year.
School district staff is asking for the board’s permission to offer the 18-year-old district-created charter school space on three separate campuses – Wood Middle School, the former Woodstock Elementary School and Encinal High School. Alternatively, they are asking board members to consider two other options – adding five portables to the Wood campus in order to keep the charter school there, or moving the entire school to Woodstock, along with its sister school, the Nea Community Learning Center.
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