Community Leaders React To State Spending On Homelessness, EducationPart of the package comes with $100 million for mental health services that would address the shortage of qualified mental health professionals.
Animal Dissections Could Be Outlawed In California Classrooms With New BillStudents in any California public or private school, grades one through 12, could soon be prohibited from performing a dissection. 
Study: School Lunches Are Linked To Better School Test ScoresChildren who consistently eat lunch at school are more likely to score better on standardized tests, according to a study out of India, one of the biggest and longest running studies looking at the effect of school lunch on academic performance.
Shift In The School Year Could Cut Two Weeks From Sacramento City Unified Summer VacationStudents in Sacramento could be in for a big change this summer. Sacramento Unified School District announced Wednesday a proposal to move the first day of school up by two weeks. The change could go into effect as early as this August.
School Fundraisers Could Face New Limits Under Federal RulesIt's been a fall fundraiser for the Crescent Elementary school PTA for years—Otis Spunkmeyer cookies and treats, a favorite among family and friends of students.
Charter Schools Regroup After Big California Election LossCharter school supporters are deciding where to direct their considerable resources after pouring money into the California gubernatorial primary to support a longtime ally who failed to move on to November's election.
'Schoolhouse Rock' Creator Bob Dorough Dies At 94The man who taught thousands of kids -- and adults -- about grammar and math through song has died.
Teacher Says He Was Suspended For Serving Pancakes During State TestA middle school teacher in Pennsylvania is reportedly heading back to work just days after he was suspended for serving his students pancakes during a state exam.
Kentucky Governor Claims Teachers' Strike Left Children Vulnerable To Sexual AssaultKentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says children were left vulnerable to harm, sexual assault and drugs as a result of public school closures throughout the state Friday to allow teachers and supporters to protest at the state's Capitol.
Study: Armed Security Officers Are On The Rise In US SchoolsLast month's mass shooting at a Florida high school put renewed focus on the role of armed school security guards.
Case Of Shackled Kids Revives Home-School Regulation DebateJust over a week after California officials found 13 siblings allegedly held captive, home-schooling advocates say they are bracing for calls for stricter oversight of the practice.