State superintendent candidates Tony Thurmond, Marshall Tuck talk teacher shortages

Early candidates for state superintendent, RichmondAssemblymember Tony Thurmond and Marshall Tuck.STATE SUPERINTENDENT--BALLOT BOX--"At an education conference Thursday, the two announced candidates for state superintendent of public instruction called for more strategies to counter a teacher shortage they said is gripping the state. The comments by Marshall Tuck and Tony Thurmond indicate the issue will factor … Continue reading State superintendent candidates Tony Thurmond, Marshall Tuck talk teacher shortages

Michael Bloomberg maxes out contributions to Tony Thurmond’s opponent for state supe

Former New York City Mayor MichaelBloomberg isn't likely to be a friendof Tony Thurmond next year.STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLSWhen it came to funding ballot initiatives for taxing sugary drinks in Oakland and San Francisco last fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was an ally of Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, who supported the initiativesBut, Bloomberg, … Continue reading Michael Bloomberg maxes out contributions to Tony Thurmond’s opponent for state supe

San Lorenzo school administrator called cops to break up teachers’ union meeting

San Leandro elected officials speaking at a rally Oct. 20 in support of San Lorenzo teachers.PHOTO/SLEA SAN LORENZO | The labor dispute between San Lorenzo teachers and the school district is getting tense by the day. In recent days, the push by teachers for higher wages and increased benefits is being met with harsh tactics by school district administrators.Last … Continue reading San Lorenzo school administrator called cops to break up teachers’ union meeting

Alameda has the coolest school board member in the East Bay

Newly-appointed Alameda School Trustee Gray Harris.ALAMEDA SCHOOL BOARD | Alameda’s newest school board member is striking at first glance. With a set of evenly placed tattoos from her shoulders to her elbows and two-toned shocks of blond and copper hair, Gray Harris draws attention. During an interview at a Park Street coffee shop in September, … Continue reading Alameda has the coolest school board member in the East Bay

Hayward school district ends contract impasse with teachers

HAYWARD | Hayward Unified School District officials said they negotiated with its teachers union into the early morning Friday to reach a tentative new two-year contract.The negotiations which the district said ended at 3:05 a.m. Friday ended an impasse between the two sides. The Hayward Education Association’s membership will still need to approve the deal … Continue reading Hayward school district ends contract impasse with teachers

Shady state senate campaign tricks has ties to teachers’ union

Joan Buchanan's state senate was endorsed by the California Teachers Association. STATE SENATE | 7TH DISTRICT | Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters has been to many political rodeos in California. In a column Monday, Walters laid out a very cynical, but truthful view of the campaign shenanigans taking center stage in next week's special election primary in the 7th … Continue reading Shady state senate campaign tricks has ties to teachers’ union

AD16: Republican Catharine Baker Poised To Turn Blue Assembly Seat Red

ASSEMBLY | DISTRICT 16 | Republican upstart Catharine Baker may be causing quite a few headaches for Assembly Democrats Wednesday night. The Tri Valley attorney leads Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti in the 16th Assembly District race by less than four points.Baker won 51.9 percent of the vote Wednesday morning after 100 percent of precincts in … Continue reading AD16: Republican Catharine Baker Poised To Turn Blue Assembly Seat Red

In One Day, IE Lays Out $622,500 In Support of Catharine Baker

Catharine Baker's lashed back at Tim Sbranti for a mailer she says purposefully misleads voters in the 16th Assembly District.ASSEMBLY | DISTRICT 16 | Spirit of Democracy California, a right-wing independent expenditure committee believes the battleground 16th Assembly District can be turned from blue to red. On Tuesday, campaign finance reports show the IE, funded … Continue reading In One Day, IE Lays Out $622,500 In Support of Catharine Baker

Some Hayward School Board Members Advocating For Large Supe Contract

Stan "Data" Dobbs has strong supportfrom Hayward school board membersJohn Taylor and Lisa Brunner.HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | The contract likely approved Wednesday evening by the Hayward school board for appointed interim superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs may equal or exceed that of his vastly more experienced predecessor, while questions arise over his community support.Dobbs, who has … Continue reading Some Hayward School Board Members Advocating For Large Supe Contract

Hayward School Board Chooses Dobbs As Next Superintendent

HAYWARD | The Hayward School Board chose its former Chief Financial Officer Stanley Dobbs as the district's finalist for superintendent this Saturday. He would replace Dr. Donald Evans who announced his departure from the district last month to become Berkeley's new superintendent.The vote came down to a 4-1, with board member Dr.Luis Reynoso the lone … Continue reading Hayward School Board Chooses Dobbs As Next Superintendent

‘Data’ Dobbs Made Quite An Impression In San Diego

Hayward's Next Supe? Stan "Data" Dobbs.HAYWARD//SCHOOL DISTRICT | As the man in charge of the Hayward school district's purse strings, Stan Dobbs appeared both aloof and confrontational when he stood before the district's school board.Dobbs often clashed with the argumentative school board member Luis Reynoso. whose zeal for cost-cutting measures should have meshed well with Dobbs' rhetoric of … Continue reading ‘Data’ Dobbs Made Quite An Impression In San Diego

Former Hayward School District CFO In Line To Be Its Next Superintendent

HAYWARD//EDUCATION | The Hayward Unified School District's recently departed former chief financial officer may be a front runner for its vacant superintendent's job and could be named interim as early as this Saturday, sources tell The Citizen.Stan Dobbs, who resigned from his position in the school district's business department to take a similar job at the … Continue reading Former Hayward School District CFO In Line To Be Its Next Superintendent