The federal government provides about 8 percent of K-12 dollars, primarily through Title I funding for children from low-income families and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The Obama administration sought to expand leverage over states through the Race to the Top competition, but a deadlock in Congress over reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act has left federal policy in flux.
UC considering ways to help undocumented students stay in school, if their DACA status is terminated.
Research shows later start times improve academic performance, but many in education community opposed being required to start later.
Two federal grants will help California recruit teachers and mental health professionals to rural schools.
Researchers say the concentrations of black and Hispanic students in high-poverty schools should still be a focus of education reform.
In a shift from an era when teachers were blamed for students' failures, several candidates express support for teachers.
Families who would no longer qualify for food stamps under a new proposed rule will also lose their automatic eligibility for free or reduced-price school meals.
Former teacher recalls hopeful time half a century ago in a newly integrated middle-school classroom.
National gathering of charter educators and supporters comes at a time of slowing growth and increasing resistance by teachers unions and in state Legislatures.
Abandoning school desegregation as a top priority was a mistake, UC Berkeley professor says.
Plan would forgive loans of up to $50,000 for 42 million Americans — for every person with a student loan and a household income of less than $100,000. It would be paid for by a tax on the wealthiest Americans.
The goal would be to boost salaries of every teacher who is paid less than workers in other professions with comparable credentials and experience in their respective states.
Convinced that stigmatizing “bad schools” and dictating improvements didn't work, state officials are counting on district-led solutions to low achievement.
He makes no mention of the fate of undocumented students currently in legal limbo in the United States, including about 75,000 enrolled in California's public colleges and universities.
Rep. Bobby Scott, the new chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, says he will seek bipartisan support for reauthorizing the Higher Education Act.
The former California attorney general and San Francisco district attorney also touches on gun violence in schools and law enforcement practices that could have fatal consequences for young people.