To help preschoolers who are learning to speak in more than one language, one California school district is focusing on parent engagement through in-person interviews that are boosting parent participation in class activities.
California Dropout Research Project director says a student's GPA and course selections are better indicators of college readiness than test scores.
Starting school after Labor Day appears to be passe — at least among the 30 largest school districts in California.
The new law that governs language instruction in California is making way for districts to expand bilingual programs.
More students applied to CSU and UC colleges once they got timely information from counselors and others.
The state's fourth-largest school district is among the leaders in finding creative ways to staff classrooms.
Many are filling the gap with intern teachers and those with short-term permits.
He raised achievement and led CORE districts, but faced difficulties with new board.
The project aims to build students' language skills in all classes.
Curriculum materials, teacher training and technology are expected to boost scores.
Districts are involving teachers in the selection process
Parents were originally supposed to receive their children's scores on the new Smarter Balanced tests within first 20 working days of the school year.
Districts say more detailed information is needed for tests to be useful.
Students discuss teaching and testing as the new standards are implemented.
A new report suggests creating partnerships and job pipelines.