The California Teachers Association is teaming up with two Stanford University-affiliated organizations to provide training in the state's new learning standards that aims to reach tens of thousands of teachers.
As California school districts implement the Common Core State Standards in English and math, more of them are looking to after-school and summer programs to help acquaint both teachers and students with the new approach to learning.
In a report released this week, a state task force called for a revival of civics education, transforming it from “an afterthought” – an undervalued social studies class – to a core element of community engagement and learning in all grades. The California Task Force on K-12 Civic Learning issued its final report this week.
At City Arts and Tech, one of three high schools in the Bay Area-based Envision Schools charter network, deeper learning – an approach that goes beyond rote memorization and the superficial mastery of facts – has been integrated into all aspects of the school curriculum.