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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.
California policymakers say they intend to create a different system for reporting results of the upcoming tests on the Common Core standards than parents and schools have become used to in the era of the No Child Left Behind Act.
A new policy brief from the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education offers recommendations for including career-preparation measures in school districts' Local Control and Accountability Plans. Such measures could include the number of students who complete work-based learning programs.
The California Teachers Association is teaming up with two Stanford University-affiliated organizations to provide training in the state's new learning standards that aims to reach tens of thousands of teachers.
With a nod to California, a new report suggests overhauling how school and student success is measured in the United States. It says there should be far more emphasis on ongoing assessments of students as part of the regular classroom instruction.
Interactive technology that allows students to create and explore substantially improves academic achievement, particularly for underprivileged youth, according to a review of more than 70 studies on the use of technology in the classroom.
After showing up for four rounds of meetings at the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing – and sending 866 letters of opposition to Sacramento last month alone – physical education teachers lost the fight to prevent military instructors from being able to earn a new special teaching authorization in physical education.