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.
A new analysis says federal system would discount California's school climate, college and career indicators.
The state board agrees with a USC professor studying the issue – minimum proficiency is too narrow a measure.
Federal draft regulations are calling for a 'single rating' of schools
Head Start teachers face a number of obstacles in teaching native languages.
Hillary Clinton's plans would reshape the landscape of early childhood education.
Some students are not utilizing the Cal Grants they have been awarded.
The law gives states and local school districts more authority.
The state board would have to measure school climate and chronic absenteeism.
Preschool students can remain enrolled in their home school if they move.
States with the highest concentrations of poverty receive less antipoverty funding per child.
It will take a “cradle to career” approach to improving education outcomes.
The funding would boost teacher training and build partnerships.
President's proposal invests in children from birth to age 5.