As districts disband or reform their police units, policymakers consider how to improve campus safety statewide.
Parents and student advocacy groups are demanding better remote instruction than what many children, especially in low-income schools, have received.
State Board of Education President, Oakland Unified Superintendent and Hoover Institute fellow discuss inequities among returning students.
President of State Board of Education in California says that schools won't reopen until state meets a complex set of requirements spelled out by Gov. Newsom to ensure student and adult safety.
Darling-Hammond says state will double down to support school districts, families and students.
Fitness testing too often causes anxiety and shame among students, officials say.
The number of new special education teachers working without a full credential hit 5,196 in 2017-18 — the highest number in a decade.
Uncredentialed teachers are concentrated where students struggle academically; the State Board may soon have data to support a teacher equity index.
Readers can access results for California’s Smarter Balanced tests taken by students in the spring in nearly 10,000 school statewide.
State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond says that key priorities, among other things, should be improving teacher preparedness and qualifications and building a more diverse teaching force in California.
The debate over whether ethnic studies is an appropriate and valuable course for high school students was settled long ago.
Critics said the original proposal was politically biased and omitted the American experiences of some ethnic and religious groups.
State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond and State Superintendent Tony Thurmond join those calling for a major revision.
The Learning Policy Institute found that fully prepared teachers mattered more than overall spending and low teacher-student ratios in raising test scores.
Newsom proposes funding for subsidized childcare, disabled students and a loan program for special education, math and science teachers.