Uncredentialed teachers are concentrated where students struggle academically; the State Board may soon have data to support a teacher equity index.
Convinced that stigmatizing “bad schools” and dictating improvements didn't work, state officials are counting on district-led solutions to low achievement.
Top U.S. Department of Education official says he will recommend approval if the State Board of Education votes for a revised plan at its meeting in Sacramento
The state board is satisfied with compromises but will seek one waiver involving English learners.
The state could still seek waivers from changes that board members don’t like — but only after a plan is submitted.
A teacher's credential, not his or her performance, will define effectiveness under the state's education plan required by federal law.
California officials insist Every Student Succeeds Act will not alter the direction of the state's ongoing reforms.
Is the state's bare-bones response to the Every Student Succeeds Act a shrewd tactic or a missed opportunity?
The staff of the State Board of Education will revise the plan for complying with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
The longtime education leader says public schools must serve the needs of parents and students as the Trump administration focuses on school choice.
The Every Student Succeeds Act gives states more latitude to spend federal dollars and fix low-achieving schools.
Civil rights groups counted on ESSA accountability rules to force the state board to take tough actions.
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.
If California does what the U.S. Department of Education says it should do, some students could end up taking two standardized science tests instead of one this spring.