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.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the suit today in federal court in San Francisco against the federal department and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
California still has work to do to make new indicator of school attendance more meaningful.
Fordham Institute gives high fives to what California dislikes: grading schools A to F with heavy weight for test scores.
Federal law guarantees homeless children a right to an education, regardless of where they're living.
DeVos said she learned a lot on tour of school, which drew protests from some who said they objected to her visit.
But support shrinks, with Democrats opposed, to idea of giving government subsidies for religious or private schools to all parents, regardless of income.
A teacher's credential, not his or her performance, will define effectiveness under the state's education plan required by federal law.
California officials insist Every Student Succeeds Act will not alter the direction of the state's ongoing reforms.
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.