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.
After examining three districts' spending, State Auditor Elaine Howle calls for tighter controls over Local Control Funding Formula.
District officials offer to meet with protesters as Oakland and state teachers' unions echo demands for school closure moratorium until 2022.
The state board will deliver an LCAP template that will be easier to read, but it probably still won't be easy to follow the money.
Research shows later start times improve academic performance, but many in education community opposed being required to start later.
Improving student learning requires both academic rigor and flexibility in working with students based on their individual needs.
Analytical tools that are available but not used can help schools better understand how to improve student performance.
Readers can access results for California’s Smarter Balanced tests taken by students in the spring in nearly 10,000 school statewide.
Average scores have been rising in English language arts, but dropping in math as students progress through middle and high school — a cause for worry.
Gov. Newsom, key legislators and charter school advocates and skeptics pledged to build on the collaboration that made compromise possible.
For the first time, school districts will be able to consider a proposed charter school’s financial impact.
Backers of a planned $15 billion tax initiative for the November 2020 ballot hope they can win over the California Teachers Association.
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.