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At some CSU campuses, even passing the system’s math placement test or completing remedial requirements won’t ensure that students avoid remedial math.
Current placement practices may force some students into remedial math courses they don’t need, jeopardizing their progress through college.
To measure achievement, CORE Districts take into account both the number of students meeting standards and how much academic growth students are making each year.
Teachers call on legislators for support in five key areas.
Oakland needs a superintendent deeply rooted in the community who will stay on the job for the next 10 years.
State Board of Education should change how the progress of English learners is measured to make the system more fair.
She has been a proponent of taxpayer-supported vouchers and other ways to underwrite tuition for private schools.
Schools can help teach teens about healthy relationships, train staff to recognize signs of abuse.
Community colleges must better support students’ academic progression while upholding standards in college-level courses.
Voter support for the ballot measure reflects the state's movement toward a multiracial and multiethnic society.
Students who have the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school have a greater success rate of continuing on to postsecondary education.
Better communication could make education reform more effective.
California needs to produce 11.9 million degrees by 2025 to remain economically competitive.
The K–12 computer science framework presents a national consensus on computer science concepts and practices.
Michael Kirst is President of the California State Board of Education and Professor Emeritus of Education at Stanford University.