The state's newly granted testing waiver means California is not likely to have data it can use to hold schools accountable for the performance of the nation's largest population of English-language learners.
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March 07, 2014
March 07, 2014
The Golden State had been in a standoff with the federal education department over its plan to dump most of its current tests in order to give all students the Smarter Balanced field test.
March 03, 2014
The policy is part of a larger plan to lower suspension rates in the district.
February 28, 2014
Opponents of a new law that applies to transgender students in California schools failed to gain enough valid signatures to qualify a ballot item that would have given voters a chance to overturn the measure.
February 21, 2014
New legislation seeks to repeal the restrictions placed on bilingual education in California.
February 04, 2014
The new formula recommended by an Illinois Senate committee report would focus more resources on low-income students and reduce state bureaucracy.
February 03, 2014
The bill would prohibit a student from using "a gender-segregated public school bathroom that does not correspond to the student's phenotype."
January 29, 2014
The Golden State started tracking more detailed discipline data last year.
January 21, 2014
Kindergarten would be mandatory in California under a bill proposed by Democrat Shirley N. Weber, part of an evolving plan to recast early-childhood education.
January 17, 2014
The new rules governing K-12 finance in California are intended to help needy students while strengthening the flexibility of local governance.