In a new book, Michael Kirst urges creation of a regional entity to unify and coordinate efforts.
California officials insist Every Student Succeeds Act will not alter the direction of the state's ongoing reforms.
Plan ensures maximum flexibility for California to continue its ground-breaking educational reforms.
California's ESSA plan meets the federal government’s requirements while affirming the state's commitment to local control that allows teachers, principals and superintendents to meet the needs of our diverse students.
Michael Fullan says the state has pursued the 'right drivers' with, so far, a flawed implementation.
The state board says the report failed to look at total effort to help schools and hold them accountable.
Is the state's bare-bones response to the Every Student Succeeds Act a shrewd tactic or a missed opportunity?
However, twice in the past, they overwhelmingly rejected ballot initiatives that would have allowed vouchers.
The website displays school and district performance on a range of metrics in one of five colors.
Civil rights groups counted on ESSA accountability rules to force the state board to take tough actions.
SAT and Smarter Balanced explore the potential of a partnership, even as they compete for market share.
Citing duplication, the state's third-largest district sought to drop the 11th-grade Smarter Balanced test.
California education officials have appealed the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reject the state’s request to begin phasing in new science tests this spring.
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, or TIMSS, assessed 4th-graders, 8th-graders and advanced 12th-graders in 2015.
In final ESSA regulations, the U.S. Department of Education backs off its demand for a single index.