All posts by Laurie Udesky
Training time in the classroom tied to more teachers staying on the job.
June 11, 2015
Some students had trouble logging in or accidentally submitted unfinished tests.
June 4, 2015
State is told to provide scores for students with severe cognitive disabilities.
June 3, 2015
The national graduation rate is 81.4 percent for all students.
May 15, 2015
Students with the most severe cognitive disabilities are affected.
May 11, 2015
PPIC survey finds parents know little about new tests and Common Core.
April 22, 2015
Vito Chiala is principal of Overfelt High School in San Jose.
April 14, 2015
Some fear complicated instructions could hinder students.
April 8, 2015
All teachers should have at least some English learner training, report states.
April 2, 2015
Tests were designed to help students prepare for this spring's assessments.
March 24, 2015
Timothy Smith teaches math at Florin High School in Sacramento.
March 12, 2015
Some states allow parents to opt children out of tests while others don’t.
March 6, 2015
The White House released a report that shows that school districts with large numbers of low-income students, including Los Angeles, Fresno and San Diego, stand to lose millions of dollars in federal funding under the House version of amendments to the nation’s education law.
February 15, 2015
To break down the isolation that many teachers experience in their classrooms, California schools are using instructional coaches as a key tool to help teachers adapt their instruction to implement the Common Core standards in math and English language arts.
February 4, 2015
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has finally released the "interim assessments" schools can use to gauge how well their students are doing in math and English language arts instruction aligned with the Common Core standards.
January 30, 2015
Under the Common Core State Standards, math teachers whose students have varying levels of English comprehension are using innovative ways to teach them math, the vocabulary of math and to discuss how they came up with their answers.
December 18, 2014
A new social justice history class at Palo Alto High School spans history and English Language Arts to fulfill one of several requirements of the new Common Core State Standards. The three-year course emphasizes the use of primary sources, such as government documents.
November 19, 2014
More than half of California voters say they know nothing or very little about the state’s new Common Core standards for English language arts and math, according to a new report by the Policy Analysis for California Education/USC Rossier School of Education.
November 17, 2014
California officials have identified many schools that will have difficulty offering online statewide tests scheduled in the spring unless their Internet capacity is improved. State technology experts winnowed down the initial list of eligible schools from more than 600 to 304.
October 28, 2014
Of the panoply of reforms now being implemented in California schools, the one affecting the state’s youngest public school students passed almost unnoticed this fall. California children now have to be 5 years old by Sept. 1 to enroll in kindergarten.