Many ancillary educational programs have been devastated by the pandemic and are counting on support from parents, teachers and the community to survive.
As L.A. Unified finalized its distance learning plans, Oakland Unified and other districts were still negotiating with their teachers.
Researchers found 61 of 100 districts nationwide plan to offer summer school, but many are not expanding programs or trying new things.
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, district officials had to find a new way to recruit and hire teacher candidates.
Expanded learning programs provide essential support and child care to families throughout the state.
California teachers have had to be creative to keep students learning after campuses shut down in March.
Nationwide scores on NAEP stalled for a decade in 4th and 8th grade while California's slowly rose – latest dip in 8th grade reading notwithstanding
Fresno Unified and San Diego Unified case studies show how districts can effectively target resources.
As districts have worked to reduce suspensions and expulsions, they’ve increasingly turned to restorative justice as an alternative.
Oakland report on charter schools provides one of the most detailed portraits of their impact on a large urban district.
Early backer of charter law says no easy answers to issues raised by charter school expansion in the state.
Oakland, San Diego and Berkeley Unified are among the districts that have adopted lower limits for lead in water than the state law.
While awareness of restorative justice is high among school officials statewide, budgets for programs remain tiny in most school districts.
Many tout the practice as a groundbreaking alternative to zero-tolerance policies and a way to alleviate discipline disparities, while some say it's being oversold as a quick fix.
Unwanted sexual comments and jokes are against the law at schools, but enforcement has been minimal.