October 23, 2017
California Dropout Research Project director says a student's GPA and course selections are better indicators of college readiness than test scores.
October 20, 2017
In strategy shift, Gates Foundation to spend bulk of education dollars on 'locally driven solutions'
The foundation says it will spend $1.7 billion on K-12 education over the next five years, on local, regional and state networks, "big bets" on innovation, charter schools, and research and development.
October 18, 2017
The survey by BerkeleyIGS/EdSource shows that 69 percent of voters “believe is it very important for the state’s public schools to put greater emphasis on preparing high school students who may not end up going to college to be successful in the workforce” while just 28 percent say schools near them “are doing an excellent or good job in this area.”
October 17, 2017
The new state budget requires CSU to develop by May new preferences for qualified applicants from the local regions around campuses. The action grows out of concerns that more CSU campuses and majors are becoming overcrowded and are turning away students.
October 12, 2017
Exam suspended in 2015 no longer required for graduation, now that state has adopted new Common Core standards and school accountability metrics.
October 10, 2017
The poll by Berkeley IGS/EdSource found nine out of ten respondents think that more aid for low-income students is very or somewhat important. Republicans show less support than Democrats.
October 5, 2017
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 5, 2017
About 56 percent of California high school seniors applied for federal or state financial aid for college. The new dashboard aims to increase that number and allow schools to compare their statistics to other schools around California.
October 4, 2017
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.
September 27, 2017
The findings indicate that these “dual enrollment” classes may be a new tool as California grapples with a looming shortage of college-educated workers.
September 26, 2017
The test’s content was dramatically changed last year to align much more closely with subject material taught in high school. Gaps among racial groups persist in California and nationally.
September 24, 2017
Fresno, the state’s rural north counties and Los Angeles are each receiving $350,000 to support their college-going efforts. The project’s planners expect that their investments will lead to 30,000 to 50,000 more workers with degrees and certificates in California by the end of 2020.
September 20, 2017
In a new book, Michael Kirst urges creation of a regional entity to unify and coordinate efforts.
September 19, 2017
Faculty wants a one-year delay to discuss reforms that include dropping no-credit remedial classes and allowing students to fulfill math requirements that don't need Algebra II skills.