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.
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.
A disproportionate number of African-American students are suspended or expelled.
The project aims to build students' language skills in all classes.
School discipline and foster youth practices are targeted in state investigations.
Officials examining Tobinworld and other schools in California.