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.
All Blog Posts With California Tag or Category
July 28, 2014
July 14, 2014
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 readopts the common core in math and English/language arts, while California adopts the first instructional framework based on the new standards.
July 09, 2014
Students in a small district near Los Angeles will soon be required to take an ethnic studies course in order to graduatea requirement some California legislators are hoping districts will adopt statewide.
June 25, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown signed off Tuesday on a plan to fully fund California's teacher-pension system by shouldering more of the share of teacher-pension costs onto districts.
June 17, 2014
There's significantly higher funding for career education, early learning, and the common-core transition in the budget Golden State lawmakers passed June 15.
June 13, 2014
UCLA review shows that minorities are still more likely than whites to be suspended for acts of disruption and willful defiance—a vague category that can include anything from talking back to teacher to not doing one's homework—.
June 09, 2014
Two of the five biggest states by K-12 enrollment, California and Florida, are battlegrounds for new or evolving lawsuits that focus on the adequacy and use of educational resources.
June 04, 2014
The state superintendent's race in California is headed to a run-off, with incumbent Superintendent Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck squaring off Nov. 4.
May 29, 2014
A federal review of the California districts that won a waiver from mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act shows delays and changes to major strategies for dealing with the lowest-achieving schools.