January 21, 2019
Almost half of California’s potential teachers quit the profession before they even start because they can't pass one or more of the tests required for them to earn a credential, making it more difficult for the state to put a dent in a persistent teacher shortage.
January 18, 2019
In most LAUSD middle schools, the largest core classes have 37 kids — and can sometimes be as large as 46.
January 16, 2019
Beyond higher pay and smaller classes, charter debate is undercurrent of teachers strike in Los Angeles
Union leaders at Los Angeles Unified are concerned that the growth of charter schools has come at the expense of dollars for district schools and the teachers working in them.
January 15, 2019
Our newsroom wants to tell the stories of students and their families in rural California who are suffering from high rates of chronic absenteeism, and help in the search for solutions.
January 13, 2019
Former California secretary of education suggests 10 ways to help schools succeed.
January 11, 2019
After years in the shadows as lieutenant governor, Newsom is back in his element shaping and making policy, this time not for one city but for the most populous state in the nation.
January 10, 2019
Windfall for California K-12 schools, more spending from early to higher ed in Newsom's first budget
Newsom would increase spending for education from early to higher ed, including a path to full-day preschool for every low-income child and full-day kindergarten for all 5-year olds. A surprise for K-12 districts — pension-cost relief — would free up money to spend as they want.
January 9, 2019
The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to identify and improve student achievement in the lowest-performing 5 percent of schools. Districts with those schools will explain how in a new section of their Local Control and Accountability Plans.
January 8, 2019
Michael Kirst's parting advice: more teacher and principal training is critical to success of local control
In an exit interview, retiring state board President Michael Kirst urges more attention to professional development for teachers and principals, discusses the need for more school funding, an expanded school database and a new agency focused on children's needs.
January 7, 2019
Gov. Newsom wants universal preschool for low-income children in California to be phased in over three years
A transition team document says Newsom's proposed budget for the next fiscal year will call for $1.8 billion for kindergarten, child care and child development programs, although more details are expected when he releases his proposed budget later this week.
January 7, 2019
He becomes the second African-American state schools superintendent in California history.
January 7, 2019
Michael Kirst has helped lead the state through significant education reforms.
January 6, 2019
Brown has been remarkably consistent on key education issues throughout his governorship.
January 3, 2019
Education leaders weigh in on Gov. Brown's most important accomplishments for education and where they hope Gavin Newsom will focus his efforts.