Task force urges remake of civics education [EdSource / Cabinet Report, 8/7/14]: A state task force is calling for a revival in civics education, transforming it from “an afterthought” – an undervalued social studies class – to a core element of study and community engagement.http://www.cabinetreport.com/human-resources/report-urges-schools-to-lead-civics-comeback
Fremont district shelves sex ed textbook after parent outrage [SF Chron, 8/8/14]: Fremont Unified School District officials appear to be reversing course on a textbook that parents say contains inappropriate references to masturbation, sex toys and bondage.
Judge: State must help all English learners [EdSource / AP / Capital Public Radio, 8/13/14]: A judge has ruled that the state is ultimately responsible for seeing that school districts provide services to all English language learners not receiving the help they need to become proficient in English.
The ruling in D.J. v. State of California can be found at:https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1274377-el-aclulawsuit-chalfant-ruling081214.html