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.
Students will take pilot tests based on new science standards.
Plan ensures maximum flexibility for California to continue its ground-breaking educational reforms.
State can support schools and districts without shame and blame while also showing clearly how students are doing.
Can Congress channel the spirit that prevailed in Washington on Sept. 6, 2001, when Mexican President Vicente Fox addressed a joint session of Congress?
A possible phase-out of DACA won't mean changes to California's financial aid to undocumented students. But those students are worried about their futures if they lose their permits to work legally and might face deportation.
A new icon in the school dashboard would signify less than 95 percent participation.
U.S. Education Secretary and American Federation of Teachers President's comments highlight division that exists between some school choice advocates and those who back traditional public schools.
Is the state's bare-bones response to the Every Student Succeeds Act a shrewd tactic or a missed opportunity?
The proposal to use dashboard colors to identify the lowest-achieving schools is being sharply criticized.
Regulations that would have forgiven loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges were supposed to go into effect on July 1.
By insisting charter schools are public schools, charter advocates are distancing themselves from Trump's proposed cuts to federal funding for public schools.
As with Missouri, California's constitution bans public money for schools run by churches.
The U.S. education secretary says the movement has departed from its founding principles of creativity and innovation.
Learning Policy Institute research shows student achievement improves at schools that offer on-campus social services.
The U.S. Department of Education, which funds much of the K-12 and higher education programs nationally, would be downsized by more than 13 percent.