Standardized tests continue to show that a majority of California students perform below grade level in measures of reading and literacy. The issue of literacy is also often woven into other concerns about student performance and proficiency.
California remains strongly committed to Common Core standards in math and English language arts, which focus on critical thinking and problem-solving. The standards have been adopted by more than 40 states.
Gabriela Orozco Gonzalez, a teacher in the Los Angeles area, discusses Common Core lessons, teacher collaboration, testing and educating English learners.
Project Lead the Way, the California Mathematics Council and Storyline Online provide ideas for activities parents and children can do together.
Parents described the nightmare of a child who is unable to learn to read and the need for schools to provide services to address dyslexia.
A national nonprofit visits Oakland to distribute free books to elementary students.
Liz Serrato doesn't want English learners to fall through the cracks.
More than 13,000 teachers participated in the second annual event.
The project aims to build students' language skills in all classes.
The program uses parent-teacher teams to share information.
Shift in curriculum and instructional materials aims to help English learners.
Schools will be required to assess struggling readers specifically for dyslexia.
The Early Math Family Engagement Project emphasizes the role of parents.
Some students struggle with the requirement to meet UC and CSU standards.
The program aims to help students become college ready.