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aPARENTly Speaking: Schools in the news

By asoglin
Thursday, September 6th, 2007 at 9:10 am in Schools.

School sign The latest school headlines, in case you missed ‘em (click on the links for more):
Declining enrollment in the youngest grades and overcrowding in middle school has Livermore’s school board considering whether to turn one campus into a K-8. Cool Chinese language programs are sprouting up over in Oakland.And in the wake of its failed $14 million parcel tax, West Contra Costa school officials are figuring out what to do next – another election stab or massive program cuts?

And in statewide school news, the founder of one of California’s largest charter schools was just indicted on 113 felony counts (!) of misappropriation of public funds, grand theft and tax evasion for siphoning millions in public school funds.
- Jackie Burrell

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