Two English teachers, one from the San Juan Unified School District and the other from the River Delta Unified School District, have been named Sacramento County Teachers of the Year 2015.

Californians’ ballots this fall are all but certain to lack a proposed $4.3 billion school bond, even though the legislation cleared a key Senate committee this week.

At San Juan Unified campuses, students take home back-to-school supply lists emblazoned with the Target logo and a web address for the retailer’s ordering site. Natomas Unified displays ads on its website directing families to shoe stores and clothing retailers.

Grant High students and staff can be screened for tuberculosis Aug. 22 at a clinic at the school, 1400 Grand Ave.

Minor injuries were reported Thursday morning when a school bus collided head-on with a suspected drunken driver in El Dorado County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Michelle Rhee, the prominent and controversial education figure who is the wife of Mayor Kevin Johnson, announced on Wednesday that she is stepping down from her post as chief executive of StudentsFirst, the national advocacy organization she founded in 2010.

Back-to-school time presents challenges, anxiety, excitement and financial pressure. Here are stories, videos, links and a quiz that might be helpful to students and those who care for them.

The Brown administration made clear Monday it opposes a proposed multibillion-dollar school bond for the November ballot, as the chairman of a key Senate committee voiced concerns that the borrowing measure favors suburban communities.

Pushed to look for alternative sources of revenue amid the deep budget cuts of the economic recession, schools in the UC system increasingly are recruiting nonresident applicants, who likely will make up a fifth of all freshman for fall 2014.

Two summers ago, the science world was agog over a physics discovery from far beneath the Alps of evidence of what seemed to be a long-sought elementary particle called a Higgs boson. Since that major discovery, UC Davis researchers have gone back to work to check out the finding.

During the last decade, roughly 200,000 California high school graduates started college in another state. That's roughly one of every five graduates who attended a four-year college. Use this database to see how many California freshmen enrolled each year at every college in America.

Twin Rivers Unified, Elk Grove Unified and El Dorado Union High are among the many local school districts that have negotiated raises with their unions that reach back to last year or beyond. The pay hikes are on top of the “step-and-column” increases traditionally given to educators annually based on their years of service and level of education.

The Learning Experience, a Boca Raton, Fla.-based chain of learning centers geared to preschool-age children, has opened a new site in Folsom. The center at 1740 Prairie City Road is TLE’s first in Northern California.

Carbon dioxide is a waste product of fuel burned in cars, but some UC Davis scientists are working to turn it back into fuel.

Patrick Kennedy will step down Friday as trustee and president of the Sacramento City Unified School District board as he awaits his new post on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors.

Veterans from across the country could pay California prices for college under newly amended Assembly legislation that would conform state law to a federal change in tuition rules.

Davis school trustees will vote Thursday on a contract extension to 2017 for Superintendent Winfred B. Roberson Jr., according to their agenda.

Despite disappointing results from a 2013 massive online course pilot program, administrators and state officials say innovation in online education remains a priority for the country's largest university system.

Legislative supporters of putting a multibillion-dollar school construction bond on the fall ballot kicked off efforts Monday to pass the measure by the end of next week, with California’s largest homebuilding group warning that the state otherwise faces a “nuclear option” of more expensive homes.

Natomas Unified School District will offer a free Tdap shots to incoming seventh graders on Thursday. The state requires the whooping cough booster before students begin seventh grade.

José L. Banda stands to receive an extra $61,400 annually in retirement for leaving Seattle Public Schools last month to become superintendent of the Sacramento City Unified School District.

Jeremie Elkins wants to be a lawyer. Katrina George plans to be a teacher, and Domonique Craig has set her sights on business studies. All are taking part in the College Bound Babies program at Twin Rivers Housing Complex, but they aren’t students.

St. Hope Public Schools has named Michelle Rhee, the controversial former Washington, D.C., schools chief and charter schools advocate, as its new board chairwoman and removed Jim Scheible as its superintendent.

Last-minute changes to eligibility requirements for athletes and part-time students have delayed the rollout of California’s new Middle Class Scholarship.

Despite dropping fees for the first time in two years, the Sacramento City Unified School District still has about 650 openings for its free state preschool and Head Start programs for low-income families.

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