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.
Convinced that stigmatizing “bad schools” and dictating improvements didn't work, state officials are counting on district-led solutions to low achievement.
The Code.org Advocacy Coalition designed nine policies to increase access to computer science classes for all students.
The student position on the State Board of Education is California's most prominent opportunity for a student to participate in improving school systems.
California Department of Education official calls state's charter school laws outdated and says they are in need of revision.
State Board also votes to continue exploring a way to measure a school’s impact on student learning. Advocates say a “growth model" will be more precise than the method the state uses now.
State must signal importance of science to accelerate implementation of new science standards.
Oakland Unified junior says protecting undocumented students and their families from deportation is the most important issue to her.
Effectiveness has nothing to do with teachers' impact or performance, as California defines it under the new federal law.
School districts are trying a variety of strategies aimed at creating safe and welcoming school environments, but there is controversy over the role and frequency of student surveys, and how to use them.
The governor also renominated Patricia Rucker and Ting Sun to the state board.
The state charter schools division advises the state board on charter school issues and provides grants to schools.
Is state board exercising flexibility or violating the Every Student Succeeds Act?
EdSource sought the advice of experts, advocates and observers; common themes emerged on improving Gov. Jerry Brown's landmark law.
Study group recommends that districts conduct an annual survey of parents, students and teachers on school safety and students' wellbeing.
Two K-8 texts by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt did not comply with state's History Social Science Framework, according to Instructional Quality Commission.