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.
Standard metrics often don't capture the work of schools serving at-risk students.
GreatSchools debuts a multiple-measure view of California's schools.
If the state does not increase funding for these high-quality programs, up to 29 percent of them could shut down in the next two years, leaving more than 120,000 students with nowhere to go when the school day ends.
The staff of the State Board of Education will revise the plan for complying with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
The Every Student Succeeds Act gives states more latitude to spend federal dollars and fix low-achieving schools.
No cost-of-living increases, a rising minimum wage and a threat of cutbacks in federal funding are making it difficult for after-school programs to prosper.
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.