California State Board of Education president wins prestigious Yidan Prize for her education research at Stanford.
A national push to change the teaching of reading shows contrast between other states and California's hands-off approach.
"Positive outlier" districts in California are already demonstrating how to successfully improve literacy in our diverse state with its decentralized education system.
A new state database of teacher assignments shows that 17% of K-12 classes in 2020-21 were taught by teachers without the credential or training to teach the course.
State education leaders put their support behind Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposal to pay for literacy coaches and specialists at schools with low reading scores.
Nearly $30 million is already allocated or proposed for dyslexia research and screening for young California students in an effort advocates say is long overdue.
Districts can soon apply for funding to transform schools by expanding services for the "whole child" and extensively involving parents.
California's graduation rate held steady last school year, despite Zoom schooling. But the numbers don't tell the whole story.
The history of pandemics illustrates the importance of continued vigilance.
The surest path to safe and full in-person instruction throughout the school year is a strong emphasis on these reliable prevention measures: vaccines, masks, testing, tracing, and ventilation.
California will spend billions now and in coming years on young children, student mental health, community schools and the teacher shortage.
The state board unanimously adopted voluntary guidance for ethnic studies with one addition, clarifying the role of “critical race theory.”
A growing teacher shortage could make it difficult to reopen school campuses, which are required to have smaller class sizes.
Linda Darling-Hammond, who led President Biden's transition team on education, and Ted Mitchell, president of the American Council on Education, detail Biden's immediate and post-pandemic plans for schools and colleges.
Gov. Gavin Newsom says that funding for expanded school year will be in his January budget, but provides no details.