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Assembly subcommittee pledges to fight for career technical education

Assembly subcommittee pledges to fight for career technical education

Raising alarm about the future of programs that help prepare students for jobs after high school, a key Assembly budget subcommittee signaled Tuesday it intends to fight to restore dedicated funding for career technical education ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Career Technical Education, College and Career Preparation, Featured, Jerry Brown, Local Control Funding Formula, Reporting & Analysis

California can be national leader in reforming testing and school accountability

California can be national leader in reforming testing and school accountability

Beginning next week, California students will begin taking field tests of the new Smarter Balanced assessments, replacing the mostly multiple choice standardized tests that have been administered in schools for the past 15 years. This represents a ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commentary, Featured, Jerry Brown, Local Control Funding Formula, School Finance, Systemic Change

The survey says: Superintendents want more tech funding

The survey says: Superintendents want more tech funding

More than half the California school districts surveyed by an education advocacy group said they’ve spent all or most of the funds set aside to implement Common Core State Standards, but still have more to ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Common Core, Featured, Jerry Brown, K-12 Reform, Legislature and Bills, Quick Hits, State Budget, Technology, Twenty-first Century Learning

Are schools ready for the new online Common Core tests?

Are schools ready for the new online Common Core tests?

California is just weeks away from learning whether its test of the test will pass or fail. For nearly 12 weeks, beginning March 25, more than 3 million students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Common Core, Featured, Jerry Brown, Legislature and Bills, Preparation, Reporting & Analysis, State and Federal Policies, Technology, Tests and Assessments

Gov. Brown again takes aim at testing overload in schools

Gov. Brown again takes aim at testing overload in schools

Governor Brown took aim at excessive testing in the schools – an ongoing theme of his governorship – and warned lawmakers in Sacramento and Washington not to burden teachers with more demands than they are already ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Jerry Brown, Reporting & Analysis, State and Federal Policies, Tests and Assessments

Report: Gov.’s proposed budget falls short for neediest

Report: Gov.’s proposed budget falls short for neediest

Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal for the 2014-15 fiscal year is a good start, but shortchanges too many state programs and services, such as child care and higher education, that are critical to full economic ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Jerry Brown, Quick Hits, School Finance, State Budget

LAO report supports eliminating dedicated funding for career tech programs

LAO report supports eliminating dedicated funding for career tech programs

A new report by the Legislative Analyst’s Office supports Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal to move two more categorical programs that support career technical education under the Local Control Funding Formula, giving districts the flexibility to ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: California Colleges, Career Technical Education, Community Colleges, Governance, Jerry Brown, Legislature and Bills, Local Control Funding Formula, Reporting & Analysis, State and Federal Policies, State Budget, Workforce preparation

LAO calls for tuition hikes at UC and CSU

LAO calls for tuition hikes at UC and CSU

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office said it has “serious concerns” about Gov. Jerry Brown’s higher education budget proposal and is urging legislators to reject it, including the governor’s call for a three-year freeze on tuition ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: California Colleges, College Completion, College Enrollment, Community Colleges, Jerry Brown, Reporting & Analysis, State Budget, UC and CSU

Brown touts education accomplishments, priorities in upbeat State of the State

Brown touts education accomplishments, priorities in upbeat State of the State

Gov. Jerry Brown highlighted his education accomplishments in an upbeat State of the State on Wednesday that marked the final address of his current term and laid out priorities for the coming year and his likely ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Child Care, Early Learning, Featured, Governance, Jerry Brown, Local Control Funding Formula, Reporting & Analysis, School Finance, State Budget

Gov. Brown reemphasizes local control of state’s public schools

Gov. Brown reemphasizes local control of state’s public schools

In his State of the State speech on Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown made it clear again where he thinks the action should be when it comes to school reform – at the local level. Instead of ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commentary, Common Core, ED Corner, Featured, Jerry Brown