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
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.
Districts want to ensure that children are ready for kindergarten.
Information is going to districts about four weeks after testing is complete.
Opportunity for staff to rethink how they deliver curriculum and engage kids.
Timothy Smith teaches math at Florin High School in Sacramento.
With a big push from the state’s new approach to education spending, many California school districts appear to be ramping up investments in positive approaches to discipline.