All posts by Sarah Tully
High school juniors in some schools opt out in larger numbers.
January 28, 2016
Family involvement is key to preparing children academically.
January 14, 2016
Vietnamese is among the most common languages in students' homes.
January 5, 2016
Even when they speak the language, teachers and aides need specialized training.
December 10, 2015
The report finds students were academically up to five months ahead of their peers.
December 1, 2015
The biggest decline was among those who operate out of their homes.
November 19, 2015
The approach emphasizes vocabulary, talking and role-playing.
November 11, 2015
Early language instruction is crucial to later academic success.
November 4, 2015
Under a federal grant, publicly funded programs are evaluated.
October 27, 2015
California is part of the federal Excellent Educators for All Initiative.
October 22, 2015
Most would have a positive view of a candidate who supports early education.
October 20, 2015
Students who failed the exit exam might be granted diplomas.
October 7, 2015
Preschool teachers receive less pay and training than their K-12 counterparts.
September 29, 2015
Parents claim they weren’t told they could opt out of Common Core-aligned tests.
September 17, 2015
With more English learners and low-income students, overall scores tend to be lower.
September 10, 2015
California officials plan to better track absenteeism.
August 31, 2015
Most also believe there is too much emphasis on standardized testing.
August 23, 2015
The program was aimed at helping students become proficient in English.
August 13, 2015
Spanish speakers need help with Common Core emphasis on language skills.
August 4, 2015
The scoring index used to rank schools has been suspended.
July 29, 2015
Court ruling OKs the use of test scores from 2013.
July 27, 2015
The new system will measure student learning based on multiple factors.
July 24, 2015
Districts will be required to track test scores and other measures of progress.
July 19, 2015
The bill would suspend the law for three years starting with the class of 2015.
July 1, 2015
Maggie Mabery is a science teacher at Manhattan Beach Middle School.
June 30, 2015
Programs are aimed at children who turn 5 after the usual Dec. 2 cutoff date for transitional kindergarten.
June 29, 2015
The shortage of licensed spaces is most acute for infants and toddlers.
June 29, 2015
About 5,000 California seniors were eligible to take the test this summer.
June 26, 2015
Younger children would be eligible to enroll in the program.
June 24, 2015
Program would allow younger 4-year-olds to enroll in transitional kindergarten.
June 18, 2015
The plan would allow any 4-year-old who turns 5 during the school year to enroll.
June 11, 2015
School officials are expecting to send reports to parents this summer.
June 2, 2015
Students cite lack of time to study for AP tests and the SAT.
May 18, 2015
Information is going to districts about four weeks after testing is complete.
May 12, 2015
About 500 groups in California sign a statement supporting the Common Core.