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December 18, 2014

California Puts More Attention on Long-Term English-Language Learners

Many students struggle to learn English because schools fail to monitor their progress, adequately train teachers or provide appropriate curriculum.

December 10, 2014

San Francisco and Los Angeles School Districts Will Offer Ethnic Studies Classes

The Los Angeles school district will make ethnic studies a graduation requirement, and the San Francisco district will aim to do the same within five years.

December 10, 2014

How California's Changes to Public School Spending Fit in a Broad Context

How does the philosophy behind California's new K-12 funding system differ from many state education policy initiatives and debates?

December 09, 2014

Creative Ways to Increase Learning Time When Money Is an Object

Expanding learning by lengthening the school day isn't always feasible; a new report profiles some California school districts that have turned to creative scheduling to give students more time to learn.

December 05, 2014

Wary of Proficiency Rates, California Eyes New Reporting Method for Test Scores

It will be interesting to watch how the Golden State attempts to walk the line between having to report achievement in categories, and wanting to use scale scores.

December 03, 2014

Poll: Californians Strongly in Favor of Preschool

Nearly two thirds of California voters consider preschool "very important," according to a new Field Poll, conducted in partnership with the California education news outlet EdSource.

December 02, 2014

Initiative Aims to Have Teachers Lead Common-Core PD in California

A new statewide program will have teachers provide professional development to other teachers.

December 02, 2014

California Charter Association Calls for Closure of Five Schools

The low-performing charter schools are located across California and are all overseen by local school districts.

November 24, 2014

Ed-Tech Math Program Boosts Elementary Student Achievement, Study Says

The online learning program ST Math improved California elementary students' math scores compared with students not using the program, according to a new study.

November 21, 2014

A Parent-Trigger Takeover is Brewing at a California School

Advocates of the state's parent-trigger law are rallying support behind a group of Anaheim, Calif., parents seeking to convert its underperforming school into a charter.

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