A state judge Wednesday ordered the California Department of Education to intervene at a south Los Angeles high school where some students have spent eight weeks in classes during which they received no instruction.
Gov. Jerry Brown won’t have key education groups helping him make the case to voters for a bigger and more restrictive state rainy day fund. The most he can count on is they won’t actively campaign against it.
More California students – especially minority students – took the SAT last year, new results show, yet scores on the test remained essentially stagnant and show that only about 1 in 4 students is ready for college-level work.
Educators who want to implement more positive disciplinary practices can now access an online national repository of research-based alternatives to suspension and expulsion: the National Clearinghouse on Supportive School Discipline (NCSSD).
During the next few weeks California educators will play a pivotal role in a crucial phase of work for the new Smarter Balanced assessments California students will take this spring: setting the cutoff scores that will indicate how well a student is performing.
With districts working this fall to put into action their first locally created school accountability plans, the California Department of Education rolled out a new online resource center on Thursday designed to help schools change.
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed bills to mandate kindergarten and tinker with aspects of the state’s new school funding formula, and he signed bills providing more protections for student privacy as he rushed to review a sea of bills this week to meet the Sept. 30 deadline for acting on legislation.
Marshall Tuck and Tom Torlakson, the two candidates for state superintendent of public instruction, disagreed on the condition of education in California, the influence of teachers unions and who is best qualified for the job during a recent debate.
Up to 15 community colleges can begin offering bachelor's degrees under a law signed Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law sets up a pilot program allowing campuses to offer the advanced degrees in vocational occupational.
A new law that limits the use of “willful defiance” as a reason to expel or suspend students signifies a growing commitment on the part of the state to find more positive approaches to disciplining students.
Teachers and others from California have until Friday to sign up for a crowd-sourcing exercise that will help determine how questions will be scored on the new Common Core tests students will take next spring. The deadline was extended to encourage greater participation.
As accountability for student progress in California becomes more local, a new report by advocacy group EdTrust-West focuses on how school districts can better educate their English learners, who comprise nearly one in four students in the state.
Last spring more than 3 million students in California, the largest number ever to take an online test in the state, took field tests of new assessments aligned to the Common Core state standards without major technical breakdowns or system crashes, according to state officials.
A lack of oversight of the nation's charter schools has led to too many cases of fraud and abuse and too little attention to equity, according to a new report that offers recommendations to remedy the situation.