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 could still seek waivers from changes that board members don’t like — but only after a plan is submitted.
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 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.
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.
In final ESSA regulations, the U.S. Department of Education backs off its demand for a single index.
Congress has given states more freedom to decide how best to use Title I dollars for low-income children.
A new analysis says federal system would discount California's school climate, college and career indicators.
Up to this point, education has not been a major focus.
The state board agrees with a USC professor studying the issue – minimum proficiency is too narrow a measure.
The metric will be one part of the state's new accountability system.