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.
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.
The state formed committees to support implementation of the Common Core standards, Next Generation Science Standards and History-Social Science standards.
To measure achievement, CORE Districts take into account both the number of students meeting standards and how much academic growth students are making each year.
A more optimistic scenario could produce a couple of billion dollars more for K-12 schools and community colleges.
The California Charter Schools Association says it will "actively resist" efforts to impose a private school voucher plan on California.
It also decides which schools' English learners will fall in the accountability system's low-performing "red zone."
'Thrival Academies' program aims to expand to 100 Oakland Unified students next year and to launch in Indianapolis in 2018-19.