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January 4, 2015
2015 promises to be a pivotal year for several major reforms in public education, including the continuing rollout of the Common Core State Standards, the state's new school financing and accountability system, and the administration of the online Smarter Balanced assessments.
December 31, 2014
School-based health centers in California will take the lead in educating school staff and families nationwide about asthma attacks triggered by dust, mold, smoke and chemical cleaning products, according to a new federal grant.
December 29, 2014
Once known as domestic education that raised images of young women learning how to be housewives, home economics of today serves more than 160,000 students across the state in programs that focus on careers in culinary arts, fashion design, child development and more.
December 18, 2014
Under the Common Core State Standards, math teachers whose students have varying levels of English comprehension are using innovative ways to teach them math, the vocabulary of math and to discuss how they came up with their answers.
December 17, 2014
State finance officials last week granted the California Department of Education $3.4 million to fight a lawsuit that demands the state fix disruptive conditions in some high-poverty schools where students allegedly are being denied the fundamental right to an education.
December 16, 2014
An advocacy organization that analyzed dozens of school districts’ inaugural improvement plans under the state’s new school funding law praised the level of community involvement but criticized the lack of clarity in the finished product.
December 15, 2014
California's enthusiasm for healthy school lunches appears unlikely to change under a proposed Congressional budget bill that would allow states to weaken new federal school nutrition requirements, including one that schools serve only breads and pastas that are "whole grain rich."