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September 30, 2014

'Landmark' Student-Data-Privacy Law Enacted in California

California's new student-data-privacy bill prohibits vendors from selling student information and restricts targeting advertising and the building of student profiles.

September 29, 2014

Repeal of Bilingual Education to Go Before California Voters

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will allow California voters to consider overturning a 16-year-old state law that restricts the use of bilingual education in public schools.

September 29, 2014

California Limits Suspensions for 'Willful Defiance'

In doing so, the state is following in the footsteps of its large districts—Los Angeles and San Francisco—that have already moved away from using "disruption/willful defiance" as a reason for suspension. The practice has been criticized for its disparate impacts on minority students.

September 26, 2014

English-Language Learners: California Districts Beating the Odds

A new analysis of ELL performance in some California districts by the Education Trust-West reveals a small number of districts breaking patterns of low achievement for students still learning English.

September 22, 2014

Traveling a New Path to Learn About Education

Thank you for checking out the first post in my new Education Week Teacher blog, "Road Trips In Education." I'm visiting teachers and schools throughout California this year, and hoping to pass along some useful observations about the intersection between policy and practice.

September 19, 2014

New Law Encourages Year-Round Expanded Learning in California

California's governor approve new standards for expanded learning programs and reprioritizes funding to provide incentives for before and after school programs to go year round.

September 04, 2014

Calif. Teachers' Unions File Appeal Against Vergara Ruling on Teacher Tenure

California teachers' unions filed an appeal against the Vergara decision that struck down state teacher tenure and dismissal laws.

September 02, 2014

Calif. Governor Appeals Vergara Ruling on Teacher Tenure

The California governor is the latest to appeal the Vergara decision that struck down state teacher tenure and dismissal laws.

August 29, 2014

Judge Affirms Vergara Ruling on Teacher Tenure; Calif. Chief Urges Appeal

The ruling in a landmark case that struck down California's laws on teacher tenure and dismissal was affirmed on Aug. 28 by a state superior court judge. The ruling will be appealed.

August 29, 2014

California Lawmakers Approve Measure to Repeal Limits on Bilingual Education

Gov. Jerry Brown must now decide whether to sign a bill that would allow voters to reconsider a 16-year-old law that all but eliminated bilingual education in public schools.

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