Jonathan Raymond came into the Sacramento City Unified School District nearly five years ago as a hard-charging superintendent, bucking the teachers union on tenure rules and seeking to use test scores in performance evaluations.

UC student regent-designate Abraham “Avi” Oved, above, addresses the UC regents following his confirmation at the board’s meeting Wednesday in San Francisco.

In an effort to promote driver safety among teenage motorists, the Elk Grove Police Department will offer a July 29 presentation of the program “Moment of Impact.”

Sixty-seven U.S. colleges are under federal investigation for their handling of sexual assault cases. And prospective students have started to take notice.

Coaching college football or basketball at a major University of California campus isn't brain surgery; it's much more lucrative.

Davis Senior High students -- by a wide margin -- outperformed their peers at every other Sacramento-area high school on the SAT last year, according to new figures from the California Department of Education.

The paint is fresh. The rooms are clean. All that’s needed at fledgling New Joseph Bonnheim Community Charter School are the students.

A woman said Monday that she was expelled from a private, Christian college in suburban Oklahoma City because she married her same-sex partner.

As the State Fair began last week, 18 Elk Grove High School students showed off sheep and other animals they spent the past year raising in one of the area’s largest agriculture education programs.

An in-depth survey of American colleges and universities on sexual violence on campus found that many schools fall short in how they investigate and resolve such claims, Sen. Claire McCaskill, who commissioned the survey, said Wednesday.

Twin Rivers Unified School District trustees on Tuesday night approved an additional $330,000 to complete a heating and air conditioning project for Grant Union High School.

The sprawling Kings Canyon Unified School District on Tuesday settled federal charges that it had misled investors during a 2010 bond offering.

Dr. Marler, who died July 5, was recognized worldwide as an expert on birdsong. His lifelong research on animal communication helped produce important insights into memory, learning and behavior in humans and wildlife.

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Pamela Walker, interim president at American River College, as vice chancellor of academic affairs for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

A project to replace heating and air-conditioning units at Grant Union High School in Del Paso Heights hit a snag recently when workers on the project found extensive damage from dry rot.

The Roberts Family Development Center recently became home to a summer literacy program sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund. This is the first time the Freedom Schools program has come to Sacramento. The center is one of 132 Freedom Schools in the nation.

The Grant Union High swimming pool was the jewel of Del Paso Heights when it was built in 1934 by Works Progress Administration labor as part of the New Deal. It cost $7,324, according to UC Berkeley research.

Weeks before starting kindergarten, Kannon Sinnott arrived early on Wednesday for class at White Rock Elementary School. The 5-year-old has spent his summer mastering the alphabet – on this day, Kannon focused on X, Y and Z – and learning to write his name.

It’s play time at Learning Ladders Preschool and Child Care Center at West Sacramento Community Center, but these 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds are learning, too, gaining the skills they will need to move on to kindergarten and beyond.

Jesuit High School’s robotics team recently bested universities from around the world for the second year in a row in a competition that required students to operate a robot underwater.

An emphasis on food issues will become an intensifying focus among all 10 University of California campuses and its agricultural outreach and public service programs, UC President Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday.

Grant Union High School is in the midst of a tuberculosis outbreak, Sacramento County health officials confirm.

In the latest sign of the for-profit college giant’s deteriorating finances, Corinthian Colleges has announced plans to sell its Heald College campuses.

As families grow more concerned about student debt and high tuition rates, students are aggressively pursuing scholarships, no matter how random the qualifications.

The accrediting commission that evaluates California’s community colleges acts inconsistently and without enough public disclosure, according to a state audit released Thursday.

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