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.
School districts will be able to cite an adverse fiscal impact to deny a charter school application, but not without making a strong case.
Former State Board of Education president says that there is strong support in California for the California School Dashboard.
Pomona Unified is rethinking professional learning in light of California’s Local Control Funding Formula.
California charter school teachers may soon have to get the same background checks and credentials as teachers in regular public schools.
School districts could consider the need for a new charter school and its financial impact; charters will keep their right of appeal.
A new rubric for science textbooks aims to help teachers understand the state standards while picking out new materials.
Promise Academy had a partnership with the Tech Museum; its fight with San Jose Unified mirrors conflicts statewide over charter schools.
A poll by the journal Education Next finds most people favor more federal spending on education and free college tuition.
What's underway at this East Bay school could help other struggling California schools.
Students who are suspended from school are less likely to graduate from high school and more likely to be arrested and incarcerated.
A new study overcomes challenges from a lack of transparency to compare schools' spending under the Local Control Funding Formula.
DonorsChoose.org matches donors, foundations and businesses to teachers throughout the country to provide supplies and other needed resources.
Current formula hurts children from low-income families in high-cost regions.
Public Advocates argues the district doesn’t show how $1.2 billion in extra funding will benefit English learners and low-income students.
There's full agreement on 4 proposals but anger among some task force members over 7 proposals passed by a narrow majority as a package.