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August 15, 2014

Friday Reading List: Common Core Readiness, School Turnarounds, and Parent Trigger

Are teachers ready for Common Core? What happens to the "reform" movement without Michelle Rhee heading up StudentsFirst? Dig into these questions in the Friday Reading List.

August 12, 2014

California Judge Says State Failed Thousands of English-Learners

A Los Angeles judge agreed with plaintiffs that state education officials failed to monitor districts that were not providing English-language instruction to thousands of ELLs.

August 12, 2014

Students Earning 'Biliteracy Seals' on Uptick in California

Nearly 25,000 graduating seniors earned the special designation for their multiple language skills in 2014.

August 06, 2014

Remaking Accountability in California: Getting Beyond Test Scores

A 2012 California law requires changes to its Academic Performance Index by 2015. What's the progress and what are lingering challenges?

August 01, 2014

Crowd-Funding, Student Petitions Bring Computer Science Classes to California Districts

Next school year, four high schools in California will debut Advanced Placement Computer Science classes, thanks to student petitions and crowd-funding campaigns supportive of those efforts.

July 31, 2014

California Rising: An Interview With Mike Kirst

Marc Tucker interviews Mike Kirst, President of the California State Board of Education, on the state's transformation of their education policymaking system and school finance legislation.

July 31, 2014

California Stands Trial in Lawsuit Alleging State Neglects English-Learners

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a brief supporting a lawsuit brought on behalf of six English-language-learner students who said they did not receive language instruction.

July 28, 2014

Some States Without NCLB Waivers Say They Dodged a Bullet

Not having to negotiate with federal officials on the finer points of teacher evaluation, rigorous standards, or school turnarounds has made it easier to chart their own paths, some education leaders say.

July 14, 2014

California District Makes Major Purchase of New Tablets Designed for Schools

Manteca Unified School District will deploy 23,000 tablet devices, specially designed for use in K-12 education, this fall as part of a 1-to-1 computing initiative.

July 10, 2014

New Jersey and California Press On With Common Core

New Jersey readopts the common core in math and English/language arts, while California adopts the first instructional framework based on the new standards.

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