Statewide efforts to increase the number of math and science teachers have had some impact.
State statistics show that 83.2 percent of students who entered high school in 2012-13 had graduated by 2016. But gaps as large as 20 percentage points separate some ethnic groups.
The U.S. Department of Education has rejected California’s request to begin administering online tests this spring based on new science standards.
California argues that the online testing format squares with the federal 'Testing Action Plan' to reduce the time students spend taking standardized tests.
Due to a shortage of programs, only one in seven California children who qualify received subsidized care from state programs in 2015.
California education officials have appealed the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reject the state’s request to begin phasing in new science tests this spring.
Schools must spend improvement grants on one of seven different reform options.
The project aims to build students' language skills in all classes.
Districts are also receiving reports to review student subgroups' performance.
The judge is allowing parent objections, but it's unclear if those will block the release of data.
The bill would suspend the law for three years starting with the class of 2015.
About 5,000 California seniors were eligible to take the test this summer.
Information is going to districts about four weeks after testing is complete.