California, under Gov. Jerry Brown, has shifted control over budgeting and decision-making from the state to local districts. But Sacramento – through the State Board of Education and the Legislature – and Washington, D.C., still retain authority over setting broad education and school finance policies. EdSource Today is tracking the development of the Local Control Funding Formula, California’s new school finance system, and how districts are implementing this reform.
Computer-based exam based on Next Generation Science Standards to be given through June.
The president has accomplished few of the initiatives outlined in his Contract with the American Voter.
Assembly Bill 1220 would require teachers to spend three years in the classroom before getting tenure.
California and Washington appear in sync on at least one issue: local control of schools.
The current reserve cap limits the amount of money school districts can set aside for future needs.
Nearly 60 California school districts have declared themselves safe havens for undocumented immigrants.
California lags behind 40 other states in spending money on children for services such as education and healthcare, according to a new report.
Californians on both sides of the charter school debate can expect another year of hearings over Senate Bill 808, a bill that critics claim could lead to the shuttering of many charter schools.
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.
A bill that would have allowed only school districts to approve new charter petitions is very much alive despite being shelved Monday by its sponsor.
However, twice in the past, they overwhelmingly rejected ballot initiatives that would have allowed vouchers.
The bill would give school districts more power to approve or deny charter schools, which charter school advocates argue would lead to many charter schools closing their doors.
After educators say interim test reports designed to improve teaching were too vague to be useful, the consortium that created them promises to do better.
State statistics show that 83.2 percent of students who entered high school in 2012-13 had graduated by 2016. But gaps as large as 20 percentage points separate some ethnic groups.
State law requires schools to have comprehensive safety plans.