All posts by Carolyn Jones
Definitions of “sanctuary” vary from district to district, but in most cases it means that school staff will not allow federal immigration agents on campus without a warrant, subpoena or court order.
August 10, 2017
Rare astronomical phenomena on Aug. 21 coincides with the start of school for many districts.
August 7, 2017
Hidden Genius Project, among others, provides free programming classes to underrepresented groups.
July 25, 2017
A new AP Computer Science Principles class focuses on the “big ideas” behind computer science.
July 23, 2017
Five Keys Charter School's refurbished bus will help high school dropouts earn their diplomas or GEDs.
July 19, 2017
Intensive summer programs, extra tutoring, online courses among districts' offerings
July 5, 2017
Despite its creativity-focused economy, California arts education among the nation's worst
June 28, 2017
The Technovation contest is one of many summer programs aimed at encouraging girls to pursue math and computer science.
June 27, 2017
Free summer programs help kids struggling in math get a head start on algebra and geometry.
June 11, 2017
Learning Policy Institute research shows student achievement improves at schools that offer on-campus social services.
June 7, 2017
Nonprofit organizations like Save the Frogs are helping schools implement California's new science standards.
June 4, 2017
The state's fourth-largest school district is among the leaders in finding creative ways to staff classrooms.
May 31, 2017
After 20 years on the job, a fiscal analyst begins a new career as a high school teacher.
May 30, 2017
Statewide efforts to increase the number of math and science teachers have had some impact.
May 30, 2017
Former engineer makes the transition to high school teacher.
May 30, 2017
To help solve California's math and science teacher shortage, new programs aim to help mid-career professionals switch careers.
May 30, 2017
The bill would require a committee of educators, librarians and media experts to create guidelines for teachers.
May 24, 2017
Thousands of low-income students get to see the Broadway show for free as part of the EduHam history program.
May 14, 2017
Computer-based exam based on Next Generation Science Standards to be given through June.
April 28, 2017
Nearly 60 California school districts have declared themselves safe havens for undocumented immigrants.
April 25, 2017
Those who are participating say it's important to fight funding cuts to science agencies and education.
April 20, 2017
Next Generation Science Standards aim to reach minorities, English learners and others underrepresented in science fields.
April 13, 2017
State law requires schools to have comprehensive safety plans.
April 10, 2017
Teacher support and high-quality materials are key, according to a new report.
March 29, 2017
Some schools are replacing asphalt play yards with trees, flowers, and vegetables.
March 26, 2017
Girls score the same as boys on math and science tests, but women make up only 29 percent of the STEM workforce.
March 12, 2017
The chancellor's statement is the latest salvo in colleges' protest of federal immigration policies.
February 23, 2017
As prices come down, more schools are using high-tech headsets to supplement science lessons.
February 20, 2017
New standards, among the most comprehensive in the nation, focus on human impacts.
February 12, 2017
A national nonprofit visits Oakland to distribute free books to elementary students.
February 9, 2017
More school districts vow to protect immigrant students despite threats from the Trump administration.
February 5, 2017
Teachers, administrators and parents object to DeVos’ positions promoting charter schools and vouchers.
January 31, 2017
The approach encourages hands-on learning through experiments.
January 18, 2017
In some cases, English learners outscored their English-proficient peers on standardized tests.