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The U.S. Department of Education has rejected California’s request to begin administering online tests this spring based on new science standards.
In some cases, English learners outscored their English-proficient peers on standardized tests.
It also decides which schools' English learners will fall in the accountability system's low-performing "red zone."
According to the National Science Board, women remain largely underrepresented in the nation’s STEM workforce.
State Board of Education should change how the progress of English learners is measured to make the system more fair.
'Thrival Academies' program aims to expand to 100 Oakland Unified students next year and to launch in Indianapolis in 2018-19.
California argues that the online testing format squares with the federal 'Testing Action Plan' to reduce the time students spend taking standardized tests.
Anne Udall, of the New Teacher Center, talks about how the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, is affecting Common Core implementation.
Common Core standards in math and English language arts have brought many changes to California classrooms. Here's a rundown of what's different.
California education officials have appealed the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reject the state’s request to begin phasing in new science tests this spring.
The consortium, led by Riverside Unified, is the biggest alliance of schools in California that is trying to increase access to computer science education.
Los Medanos Elementary students learn Common Core concepts in fun ways and excel academically.
If California does what the U.S. Department of Education says it should do, some students could end up taking two standardized science tests instead of one this spring.
PISA tests show a lower-than-average percentage of U.S. students were high-performing in math, while a higher-than-average percentage of U.S. students were below proficient in math last year.
The initiative is part of a national movement to boost computer science education in K-12 schools.