College admissions tests rank students on a curve rather than measuring how well they are meeting state standards and are weaker predictors of college performance than high-school grades.
GOP emphasis on giving more power to states consistent with California's reforms stressing local control.
It will take a “cradle to career” approach to improving education outcomes.
California officials are requesting maximum flexibility under the new federal law.
Some notable quotes from 2015.
Education experts discuss how to close the persistent achievement gap.