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As California schools move to implement new science standards, there will be an increased demand for teachers in a subject area where there is already a severe shortage.
Helping black, Latino and low income students to graduate and succeed in college and beyond requires a new strategy that is getting major funding from the Gates Foundation.
Students do better in school when they feel connected to what they are learning, teacher says.
Studies of the Math in Common project offer lessons for other districts and a warning: Steady progress takes a long-term commitment.
The ACT and SAT provide many valuable benefits to both students and schools, proponents say.
De Anza High School in West Contra Costa Unified in the East Bay has seen its graduation rate rise higher than the statewide average from 2014-15 to 2017-18.
The new rate will credit districts for helping non-graduating seniors to earn a diploma the next year. It would be combined with the 4-year grad rate on the School Dashboard.
Berkeley’s 2020 Vision initiative was supposed to eliminate achievement gaps for the entering kindergarten class in 2007 but a year from its target date, it is clear that it still has a long way to go in reaching its ambitious goals.
Only a small fraction of California students learn computer science in school.
A new Computer Science Hub launching this summer aims to help prepare teachers around the state to lead computer science classes.
New preK-12 curriculum in the Tracy Unified School District will integrate math, science, engineering, computer science and English language arts.
Students of color, rural students and low-income students are among the least likely to have access to computer science courses.
At least 92 percent of students have access to the minimum internet speed needed, but some districts have to stagger test-takers to avoid glitches.
California districts should use insights from surveys of students' habits of mind but not rate schools by the results, a PACE research project concludes.
About two-thirds of teenagers reported that they keep their mobile devices in bed or within reach at night.