Current reforms to public education include the new Common Core State Standards for learning, the Local Control Funding Formula for school districts, the rise of charter schools and the growth of partnerships between schools, nonprofits, businesses and other government agencies. You will also find reporting about new initiatives and smaller reforms throughout the EdSource site.
Dr. Corinne Hyde talks about Common Core controversy, standards implementation, tests, curriculum materials and USC's online guide to the Common Core.
Workshop participants expressed concerns about data timeliness, local indicators, how data relate to districts’ accountability plans, and how charter data are reported.
Groups say the district isn't complying with its obligation under the funding formula.
E.M. Grimmer Elementary in Fremont, which has a high percentage of low-income and Latino students, was among 19 district schools – or 58 percent – that were ranked at the highest level in math on state standards.
KIPP charter school network reports that many of its college-going alumni experience significant hardships, including sometimes lacking the funds to afford meals.
It will be difficult to reverse the momentum in the state, where implementation of the Common Core is well underway.
Sean Nank, American College of Education professor, discusses Common Core math, instructional strategies, curriculum and the beauty of patterns.
Teachers comment on curricula, instructional materials, tests, student achievement data, and accountability in Center on Education Policy report.
DeVos is sending signals of cooperation after a contentious confirmation fight.
Anne Udall, of the New Teacher Center, talks about how the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, is affecting Common Core implementation.
Common Core standards in math and English language arts have brought many changes to California classrooms. Here's a rundown of what's different.
Reviews of math and English language arts materials, along with a list of materials recommended by the California Board of Education, are available online.
Broad finds common ground with teachers unions in opposing Trump's education secretary nominee.
State law doesn't allow the Santa Clara County Board of Education to grant a zoning exemption to a San Jose charter.
Independent study charters no longer can run satellite centers for 38,000 students in nearby districts.