Could waste and fraud be happening in your school district?

05/22/2015 06:08 PM PDT
At the annual California League of Bond Oversight Committees conference in Sacramento, citizen watchdogs from around the state learned how to detect malfeasance from a certified fraud expert. Trust, he said, is not a control. 
Q&A: Michael Bernick, on job prospects for adults with autism
05/22/2015 01:26 PM PDT - Michael Bernick, currently an attorney with the Sedgwick law firm in San Francisco and a fellow for employment policy with the Milken Institute in Los Angeles, says challenges confront adults with autism but they can be overcome. 

California unveils new student score reports to be mailed to all parents
05/22/2015 01:02 PM PDT - The California Department of Education on Thursday unveiled the new score reports, a two-page sheet that will be mailed to all parents about three months after all their children's tests are completed, perhaps in late summer or early fall. 

Mission San Jose sophomore to compete for spot on U.S. Physics Team
05/21/2015 10:36 AM PDT - By Fremont Bulletin Staff Mission San Jose High School sophomore Brian Tseng will join America's brightest emerging student physicists at Physics Boot Camp in College Park, Maryland, the American Association of Physics Teachers announced. 

Benicia school district launches partnership with local businesses
05/22/2015 12:58 PM PDT - b-Cubed, a pilot program, was recently introduced as a model to allow special projects developed by Benicia teachers to receive funding from Benicia's business community 

West Contra Costa district averts tutor layoffs
05/22/2015 03:05 PM PDT - Trustees also heard an initial presentation from Redwood City-based Summit Public Schools about a charter middle and high school it wants to open in the Hilltop area of Richmond in the fall of 2016. 

SJSU shooting: Officers cleared, family outraged, split views on body cam video
05/22/2015 04:26 PM PDT - In what is believed to be Santa Clara County's first instance where video from an officer-worn body camera figured prominently in the investigation of a police shooting, the District Attorney's Office on Friday cleared two San Jose State officers in the Feb. 21, 2014 death of 38-year-old Antonio Guzman Lopez just off the campus's southern edge. 

Another professor accused of trying to give China tech secrets
05/22/2015 10:30 AM PDT - The chairman of Temple University's physics department was arrested in what prosecutors said was a scheme to provide U.S. technology secrets to China in exchange for prestigious appointments. 

Hayward teachers rally for more pay
05/22/2015 06:59 AM PDT - Hayward Unified School District and its teachers union are meeting with a mediator after the union declared an impasse. 

Brentwood: Disoriented man provokes response at Liberty High
05/22/2015 06:47 AM PDT - What was thought to be a case of "stranger danger" Thursday morning at Liberty High School was actually just a confused man who had wandered onto the campus, police said. 

West County teachers call for salary boost, decry charter proliferation
05/22/2015 06:46 AM PDT - West Contra Costa schools trustees heard from their employees for about 90 minutes at the beginning of their board meeting Wednesday about the need for higher salaries, preserving adult education, resisting the proliferation of charter schools and other issues. 

East Bay Congressman introduces bill to protect students from concussions
05/22/2015 06:49 AM PDT - The Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act, introduced by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, would create nationwide concussion safety standards and require all schools that received federal funding to develop concussion management plans. It would also establish resources to help develop resources for concussion prevention, detection and treatment. 

Walden West: Feds suspected man of exploitation in 2014, senator alleges
05/22/2015 06:29 AM PDT - Edgar Covarrubias-Padilla, the former night manager at Walden West environmental camp, was being investigated for child exploitation as early as November 2014, a U.S. senator alleges.  

Richmond ceremony will highlight youth community service projects
05/22/2015 06:50 AM PDT - The event on May 27 will highlight the projects and work of young people through the city's nonprofit Richmond ESC (Excellence Serving our Community) program and the community partners they have worked with during the past school year.  

Martinez schools go all-in for Spanish translation
05/21/2015 02:41 PM PDT - Starting in August, board meetings to feature interpreters, Spanish-language agendas and minutes, YouTube broadcasts 

West County teachers call for salary boost, decry charter proliferation
05/21/2015 01:23 PM PDT - West Contra Costa schools trustees heard from their employees for about 90 minutes at the beginning of their board meeting Wednesday about the need for higher salaries, preserving adult education, resisting the proliferation of charter schools and other issues. 

For-profit college chain calls California suspension unwarranted
05/21/2015 12:20 PM PDT - A for-profit college company that has been ordered to stop enrolling students with GI Bill benefits at its 15 California campuses says the action is unfortunate and unwarranted.  

Walden West: Family files claim against Santa Clara County Office of Education
05/21/2015 04:43 PM PDT - The family of a child who attended Walden West environmental camp filed a claim on Thursday seeking compensation from the Santa Clara County Office of Education, in the wake of the arrest of a camp manager on child pornography and molestation charges. 

Concord: Day program for developmentally disabled forced to move
05/21/2015 05:29 PM PDT - ALIVE lost its lease and must move out of the space near Todos Santos Plaza it has occupied for 15 years. The program serves about 40 people from its ground-floor suite in Salvio Pacheco Square, on Salvio Street.  

UC admission logjam concerns Board of Regents
05/22/2015 09:21 AM PDT - The University of California Board of Regents took up the proposed budget deal hashed out by Gov. Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano to stave off tuition hikes for two years. 

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David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.