We must continue to invest in understanding how students are doing as they return to school after the pandemic.
California released updated guidance for school districts deciding whether Smarter Balanced or a local assessment is their more viable option.
A study of 50,000 students from 18 districts reaffirm that those who have traditionally struggled fell farther behind academically.
The impact from school closures last spring proved worrisome but not as dire as projected by the assessment organization NWEA.
Increasing costs due to the pandemic combined with existing financial challenges will hit California schools hard.
He is one of the longest-serving urban superintendents, praised for his collaborative style and his role in improving student achievement.
California’s CORE districts have the option of publishing growth data. Los Angeles will join Fresno, Long Beach and Oakland in doing so.
Studies show that freshman year can be one of the most critical years in a student's academic journey.
California districts should use insights from surveys of students' habits of mind but not rate schools by the results, a PACE research project concludes.
School communities need actionable data and a complete picture of progress to support meaningful changes for students.
Without a lot more money, the next state superintendent of public instruction must clarify the department's role under local control.
Foundation is funding school and district networks to heighten middle and high school success for low-income African American and Latino students. Six California-based organizations will receive $40 million out of $92 million awarded nationwide.
Districts seek to narrow achievement gaps, especially at the middle-school level.
Most must act on their own, without state or county assistance.
Now's not the time to expand experimentation with school accountability measures, staff tells CORE Districts.