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Parents and education advocacy groups are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to extend distance learning provisions for the upcoming school year.
Almost two-thirds of California high schools lack computer science courses and schools serving predominantly low-income students are four times less likely to offer advanced placement computer science courses.
California school districts are offering robust summer school programs with an emphasis on fun to help reconnect students to their schools.
Soon, any student pursuing an associate degree at a California community college will likely need to take an ethnic studies class.
Voluntary guidance for math instruction faces criticism from parents saying it stunts potential for students in advanced math pathways.
The funding was announced Friday alongside a sweeping set of proposals for K-12 education in California as part of the annual May budget proposal.
The vast majority of rural California students now have access to computers at home, but thousands still can't connect to the internet.
California released updated guidance for school districts deciding whether Smarter Balanced or a local assessment is their more viable option.
California state officials have not yet outlined in detail what conditions must exist for a district to select an alternative assessment.
California’s plan would still offer Smarter Balanced assessments in math and English language arts, the California Science Test, as well as tests for English learners.
The state board unanimously adopted voluntary guidance for ethnic studies with one addition, clarifying the role of “critical race theory.”
The state model curriculum will provide guidelines, but districts will face the hard decisions on what and how to teach ethnic studies.
Groups opposing local assessments argue that the results will not be easily or accurately compared on a statewide level.
Teachers pushed through difficult days to find solutions that kept kids learning during an upended school year. Some changes may stick.
Teachers have crafted weeks and even months-long lessons culminating with the historic Mars rover landing on Feb. 18.