Under the state’s new school funding system, districts will receive extra state education money for high-needs students, defined as children from low-income families, English learners and foster care youth. The new system is based on the premise that students with additional academic needs require additional resources.
Jeff Duncan-Andrade, an associate professor and school teacher and leader in Oakland, says a focus on equity could lead to a renaissance in education.
Next Generation Science Standards aim to reach minorities, English learners and others underrepresented in science fields.
Education Trust–West presses for tracking spending at the school level.
The complaint is contesting how the district spent $41 million in supplemental and concentration funding.
The state formed committees to support implementation of the Common Core standards, Next Generation Science Standards and History-Social Science standards.
Teachers call on legislators for support in five key areas.
It also decides which schools' English learners will fall in the accountability system's low-performing "red zone."
State Board of Education should change how the progress of English learners is measured to make the system more fair.
Lindsay Unified, a small rural district in California's Central Valley, has embraced performance-based learning.
Better communication could make education reform more effective.
Superintendent emphasizes the importance of health.
A voter-approved state sentencing law has cut the time students spend in court schools.