Starting school after Labor Day appears to be passe — at least among the 30 largest school districts in California.
Curriculum materials, teacher training and technology are expected to boost scores.
Districts are involving teachers in the selection process
Parents were originally supposed to receive their children's scores on the new Smarter Balanced tests within first 20 working days of the school year.
Districts say more detailed information is needed for tests to be useful.
Students discuss teaching and testing as the new standards are implemented.
A number of summer programs help teachers hone their skills.
Charter school system envisions creating a university to grant degrees.
Training time in the classroom tied to more teachers staying on the job.
School officials are expecting to send reports to parents this summer.
Information is going to districts about four weeks after testing is complete.
"It feels like it’s moving us forward in the right direction."
Most of the $27 million in federal grants that four California-based charter school organizations received this month to expand their operations will go toward growing schools in out-of state markets.