October 5, 2017
LA area community colleges need to do more to prepare future workers, report says
The analysis challenges community colleges to educate more students to fill the tens of thousands of jobs that will be created in the next five years.
October 4, 2017
New poll: Safe and positive school environment more important than higher test scores
A survey of California registered voters also shows strong support for school districts to devote more funds and resources to addressing the needs of the state’s most vulnerable students.
Louis Freedberg, John Fensterwald, And Theresa Harrington
September 20, 2017
Silicon Valley and its colleges, universities 'mismatched' and out of sync
In a new book, Michael Kirst urges creation of a regional entity to unify and coordinate efforts.
September 12, 2017
Saved by the peace and quiet at a growing number of California schools
Some campuses are quieter and tardiness is down as schools shut off their bell systems
August 25, 2017
Quick Guide: Understanding the Common Core State Standards in California
California remains strongly committed to Common Core standards in math and English language arts, which focus on critical thinking and problem-solving. The standards have been adopted by more than 40 states.
August 21, 2017
Data essential to ensure students are prepared for college and careers
California scored above the national average in reporting of college and career readiness data but there is still work to be done.
Lisa Gonzales and Shelly Masur
August 6, 2017
Growing number of California school districts offer students free college entrance exam
Three dozen California districts and charter networks say free tests raise expectations and remove a barrier for applying to college.
August 3, 2017
Cal State to help students graduate by overcoming hurdles of remedial classes
California's 23-campus public education system announces far-reaching strategies in response to growing evidence that instead of helping them, remedial or developmental classes pose impediments to graduation for many students.
August 1, 2017
Cal State drops intermediate algebra as requirement to take some college-level math courses
The changes will permit students who are not pursuing math or science majors to take non-algebra based math courses for general education, such as statistics, personal finance or even game theory and computer science.
July 16, 2017
California's community colleges' new push to improve graduation and transfer rates
If approved and carried out, the plan could lead to more Californians with two- or four-year degrees entering the workforce.
June 27, 2017
How half of California's future workforce can earn college degrees at higher rates
Though often outshone by their coastal neighbors, California’s central and eastern regions are home to millions of potential college students who could make the difference between the state boasting a thriving economy – or not.
May 16, 2017
Another school rating system, more data on racial, ethnic disparities
GreatSchools debuts a multiple-measure view of California's schools.
April 5, 2017
Outside the limelight, rural schools face challenges in finding, and keeping, teachers
Many are filling the gap with intern teachers and those with short-term permits.
March 8, 2017
Survey: Many college students need a lot more than academic support to succeed
KIPP charter school network reports that many of its college-going alumni experience significant hardships, including sometimes lacking the funds to afford meals.