School districts argue budget cuts warrant spending flexibility; equity advocates argue high-needs students need resources they're entitled to.
11th graders suffering test fatigue from too many tests and SAT better positions underserved students for college, proponents say.
State Superintendent Torlakson and some superintendents are at odds on the issue. An analysis by the prominent nonprofit Achieve will add fuel to the debate.
Patrick O’Donnell says students would benefit from subbing SAT or ACT for Smarter Balanced math and reading exams
Three dozen California districts and charter networks say free tests raise expectations and remove a barrier for applying to college.
The complaint is contesting how the district spent $41 million in supplemental and concentration funding.
SAT and Smarter Balanced explore the potential of a partnership, even as they compete for market share.
Citing duplication, the state's third-largest district sought to drop the 11th-grade Smarter Balanced test.
Long Beach would like the SAT to replace the 11th-grade Smarter Balanced test.
Democrats' bills would give teachers the right to negotiate what goes into an evaluation.
Teachers, districts disagree over who determines how teachers will be judged
Patrick O’Donnell, a first-year Democratic legislator from Long Beach who’s been a teacher for 20 years, has been appointed to chair the Assembly Education Committee.