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 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.
She has been a proponent of taxpayer-supported vouchers and other ways to underwrite tuition for private schools.
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.
The consortium, led by Riverside Unified, is the biggest alliance of schools in California that is trying to increase access to computer science education.
Los Medanos Elementary students learn Common Core concepts in fun ways and excel academically.
He raised achievement and led CORE districts, but faced difficulties with new board.
Community colleges must better support students’ academic progression while upholding standards in college-level courses.
Although most were able to fill their positions, many offered residency programs and financial incentives to do that.
A statewide network offers advice and resources to understaffed, unprepared district staff.
PISA tests show a lower-than-average percentage of U.S. students were high-performing in math, while a higher-than-average percentage of U.S. students were below proficient in math last year.
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, or TIMSS, assessed 4th-graders, 8th-graders and advanced 12th-graders in 2015.
What is unknown is whether Trump will make opposition to the Common Core a litmus test for his secretary of education.