It also decides which schools' English learners will fall in the accountability system's low-performing "red zone."
State Board of Education should change how the progress of English learners is measured to make the system more fair.
The final report comes amid suggestions that the administration of Donald Trump will be less aggressive about enforcing civil rights laws in schools and colleges.
Among the 211 districts that participated in the survey, 75 percent indicated having a shortage of qualified teachers for the current school year.
Seven Californians are on the Aspen Institute commission.
A team of 13 educators will lead the development of social and emotional learning guidelines.
The Legislative Analyst's Office says a lack of data on teachers creates a policy vacuum.
EdSource conducted a series of interviews with leading educators and scholars about the persistence of these achievement gaps and the prospects for the current set of reforms in California to help close them.
Learning Policy Institute opens with Linda Darling-Hammond as CEO.
Some districts are hiring more teachers with provisional credentials.
Funding is 50 times what the governor initially proposed in the budget.
California Collaborative stresses fresh start
Recommendations also include integrating special and general education.