Last night, a district committee presented a number of ideas to the Board of Education.
They include new community centers, a living laboratory community garden, a professional development and business center for the district and a district library storage facility.
Also mentioned were a new charter school, a long-term homeless shelter for women and children and a Boy Scouts facility.
The seven school sites range from three to ten acres each.
The Board of Education will have to take action on the recommendations.
The California Community College system is out with an online video targeting Dream Act students. Those are students who have been in California for at least three years and graduated from a California High School.
For decades, California kids have been building replicas of historic Spanish missions as part of the fourth-grade curriculum. But Native American community activists say the missions exploited indigenous people...and they want the project banned.
California's high school graduation rates rose for the seventh consecutive year according to data released by the state Department of Education.
After Encina Prep was flagged as a failing school, teachers and administrators re-designed the entire school day around a model known as Advocacy. Five years later, teachers say they see a stronger school community. But test scores remain flat.
High school students who are suspended are at greater risk to drop out and they earn less than peers who graduate. Now a study from the University of California looks at the economic costs of suspension.