The State Board of Education oversees the adoption and implementation of K-12 academic standards, such as the Common Core. It also adopts instructional materials for K-8. The Legislature handed the Board the job of setting rules for implementing the Local Control Funding Formula. The governor appoints 10 of its 11 members to four-year terms. The Board annually appoints an 11th voting member, a high school student.
Is the state's bare-bones response to the Every Student Succeeds Act a shrewd tactic or a missed opportunity?
Californians on both sides of the charter school debate can expect another year of hearings over Senate Bill 808, a bill that critics claim could lead to the shuttering of many charter schools.
Education Trust–West presses for tracking spending at the school level.
California School Dashboard debuts tomorrow; so what do parents want and need?
Civil rights groups counted on ESSA accountability rules to force the state board to take tough actions.
SAT and Smarter Balanced explore the potential of a partnership, even as they compete for market share.
The coalition believes the new school dashboard minimizes the importance of 11th-grade Smarter Balanced results.
The state formed committees to support implementation of the Common Core standards, Next Generation Science Standards and History-Social Science standards.
The U.S. Department of Education has rejected California’s request to begin administering online tests this spring based on new science standards.
California argues that the online testing format squares with the federal 'Testing Action Plan' to reduce the time students spend taking standardized tests.
California education officials have appealed the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reject the state’s request to begin phasing in new science tests this spring.
California education officials want the U.S. Department of Education to permanently suspend the current multiple-choice, paper-and-pencil science assessments that are based on outdated standards from 1998.
Students will be learning based on the new Next Generation Science Standards.
The new California accountability system for schools will use a "report card" format.
The Local Control and Accountability Plan's third version may not be a charm but it is an improvement.