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.
The Advanced Education Research & Development Fund is calling for project proposals on how assessment can be done better.
This is much work still to be done to ensure the pre-K entitlement will narrow, rather than reinforce, gaps in children’s early learning.
California Department of Education sides with faith-based organizations that challenged how the San Bernardino county office approved LCAPs.
Nearly a year after money was budgeted, the California Department of Education hasn't completed the contract needed to move forward.
The pandemic galvanized parents to become advocates for their children. They must lean in to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to redefine what education reform means in California.
AB1316 would close numerous schools and displace thousands of students and families throughout California.
Voluntary guidance for math instruction faces criticism from parents saying it stunts potential for students in advanced math pathways.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s May revision of the 2021-22 budget.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s May revision of the 2021-22 budget.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s revised 2021-22 budget for K-12 education.
California school districts have plenty of money for robust summer school programs this year, but teachers may just be too tired to sign up.
With a continuing surge in revenue, the governor would expand community schools and create a $500 college savings account for every low-income first grader.
One of the best ways to help students improve their academic performance is to nourish their bodies as well as their minds.
In the absence of effective oversight, too many districts' local control and accountability plans, or LCAPs, focus more on compliance with the letter of the law than on improving outcomes for their students.
Influx of funding in response to the pandemic provides a unique opportunity to reimagine cradle-to-career education in the San Joaquin Valley.