All posts by EdSource staff
If you're still undecided on who to vote for to lead California's Department of Education, let EdSource help you out. We've been covering this important and often-overlooked race closely, and looking at potential impacts to students, teachers, and schools throughout the state. Here's a roundup.
June 4, 2018
The race's four leading Democrats answered questions that dive deep into early childhood, K-12 and higher education.
May 29, 2018
Up and down the state, students of all ages participated in Wednesday's National School Walkout. Whether through loud protests or silent reflection, they made the day matter.
March 14, 2018
Website provides flexibility, trend data in looking at state's standardized test results.
March 14, 2018
Transcript of an October 2017 presentation at Advancement Project California’s Birth to Five Water Cooler conference in Sacramento.
December 4, 2017
Newly signed law requires districts to do all they can to enroll needy families in the federally subsidized school lunch program
October 13, 2017
Legislation roundup: STEM school, later school start, 'meal shaming,' budget reserves; what passed and what didn't
What also happened to California proposals for charter schools, fiscal transparency, longer teacher probation — and more.
September 17, 2017
Legislators must decide this month before they take August off.
July 2, 2017
Many district officials are encouraging teachers to engage students in discussion.
January 19, 2017
Forecasters have little to go on since education wasn't a major theme in the presidential campaign.
November 16, 2016
District officials say they have responded to concerns about discipline.
October 26, 2016
The Pasadena elementary school received a federal grant to launch a STEM magnet program.
July 26, 2016
This easy-to-read guide explains the essential elements of California's new school funding reforms and the Local Control Funding Formula. We break the most important questions down for you digest smoothly.
February 1, 2016
The Cal State Long Beach class is designed specifically for high school students.
December 16, 2015
Among the new laws are changes for math placement and class instruction time.
October 12, 2015
Teachers struggle financially, especially in expensive areas of the state.
September 21, 2015
Answers to frequently asked questions about California's Smarter Balanced Assessments based on the Common Core State Standards
September 7, 2015
State Legislature considering several education-related bills.
June 17, 2015
Standards could challenge trend to put 8th graders in Algebra 1.
June 15, 2015
Billions of dollars in new revenue mean big money for education. Find out what's in store.
May 14, 2015
Billions more in expected revenue means K-12 education will see even more money in this year's budget proposal.
May 14, 2015
The standards will boost “conceptual understanding and critical thinking.”
April 7, 2015
"It feels like it’s moving us forward in the right direction."
April 2, 2015
All districts must have "high expectations for success in college and careers."
March 31, 2015
Assessments "require greater critical thinking."
March 26, 2015
Teachers "are very excited again with what they’re doing."
March 25, 2015
2015 promises to be a pivotal year for several major reforms in public education, including the continuing rollout of the Common Core State Standards, the state's new school financing and accountability system, and the administration of the online Smarter Balanced assessments.
January 4, 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed bills to mandate kindergarten and tinker with aspects of the state’s new school funding formula, and he signed bills providing more protections for student privacy as he rushed to review a sea of bills this week to meet the Sept. 30 deadline for acting on legislation.
October 1, 2014
This new report explains the changes to California’s testing and accountability systems along with a timeline for implementation and recommendations for maximizing their effectiveness and impact.
March 14, 2014
The new year is ushering in some big changes in public education, from a revamp of school funding to unchartered territory in student testing and new educational standards. Here’s a glance at issues to watch this year that will define California education in 2014.
January 6, 2014
With a change in state law that gives parents a larger role in school budget-making decisions, a first-of-its kind statewide poll by EdSource gives new insight into how involved parents are with their children's schools.
December 5, 2013
Recovering from the Recession: Pressures Ease on California's Largest School Districts but Stresses Remain
This report, based on a survey of California's 30 largest school districts serving some 2 million students, looks at how California schools are beginning to recover from years of budget cuts.
August 1, 2013
This EdSource report analyzes all the parcel tax elections since 1983, and looks at how a lower voting threshold might benefit some low-income school districts.