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Superintendents say free college readiness testing for all would raise SAT/ACT scores and boost college admissions. Opponents say AB 1951 would undermine the usefulness of high school testing.
Linda Darling-Hammond, chair of teacher credentialing commission, calls the state assessment out of date and not a good predictor of classroom performance.
Schools would tailor their courses to reflect the student demographics in their communities, authors say.
Local libraries help parents to learn early literacy skills through storytime. Children's librarians say storytime is one of the best ways to cultivate a young child's interest in books and encourage lifelong reading.
Scores rose 8 points after teachers took a course designed to improve their own knowledge.
The lawsuit demands that the state improve reading and writing instruction in schools serving low-income students of color.
Native Californian history should include more than just 4th-grade mission projects, some teachers say.
In addition to English and Spanish, proficiency in other languages is also important
State Board also votes to continue exploring a way to measure a school’s impact on student learning. Advocates say a “growth model" will be more precise than the method the state uses now.
Student advocacy groups and academics are seeking to adopt a model other states use to calculate the impact of students’ test score growth, but state staff urge patience.
After-school coding classes, high school tech internships and STEM teacher residencies are among the programs funded in the new state budget.
California's FAIR Education Act is being emulated in Illinois and Massachusetts.
The district-run math-and-science school opened in 2016 and already has a waiting list of 400.
The likely future governor of California opens a window to the painful world of dyslexia experienced by millions of children and adults.
Too many students think 'STEM is only for the smartest of the smart,' while millions of jobs go unfilled.