Requirements for teacher and administrator evaluations are loosely defined in California’s Stull Act, the evaluation law whose details are negotiated locally. The Stull Act sets broad criteria to measure effectiveness, such as classroom strategies and content knowledge. The Stull Act doesn’t require that growth in student achievement, including standardized test scores, be a significant part of evaluation
Whether it's clamping down on charter schools or changing teacher tenure, candidates can say a lot more than they can actually do.
Student advocacy groups and academics are seeking to adopt a model other states use to calculate the impact of students’ test score growth, but state staff urge patience.
Webinar series looks at teacher recruitment and preparation, professional learning, appraisal and feedback, and career ladders in top-performing countries and U.S.
The foundation says it will spend $1.7 billion on K-12 education over the next five years, on local, regional and state networks, "big bets" on innovation, charter schools, and research and development.
Tips for parents about the state's quality ratings system for childcare centers and preschools
Researchers say San Juan, Poway and San Jose have made painstaking progress.
Quality ratings vary widely from county to county.
Legislators call for action in response to judge's ruling in Vergara lawsuit.
California is part of the federal Excellent Educators for All Initiative.
Democrats' bills would give teachers the right to negotiate what goes into an evaluation.
Lawsuit says districts must include test scores to measure effectiveness
Teachers, districts disagree over who determines how teachers will be judged
Providers who lost their homes are back in business.
District officials say communication, parent outreach has built support.