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January 21, 2015

California Districts Ignoring Teacher-Evaluation Law, Report Claims

Many California districts continue not to include student learning as a measure of teacher quality, a new report from the advocacy group EdVoice alleges.

January 15, 2015

Hispanic Preschool Participation Varies by State

Nationwide, Hispanic children have low preschool participation rates but a new Quality Counts 2015 follow-up analysis finds that enrollment varies considerably by state.

January 14, 2015

Top California Budget Analyst Praises Governor's K-12 Plan, Amid Fiscal Caution

A leading California budget analyst praises Gov. Jerry Brown's prudence in his K-12 spending and overall budget, while warning against over-exuberance regarding the state's improving fiscal climate.

January 14, 2015

President Obama's Student-Data-Privacy Proposal Gets Wary Industry Reaction

Some ed-tech companies are voicing concerns that the president's data-privacy blueprint could derail innovation in the digital space by creating unnecessary layers of regulation.

January 09, 2015

Unveiling K-12 Budget, Calif. Governor Criticizes Washington-Driven Reforms

Brown also released a proposal to cut down on the state's long-term retiree health care costs in his fiscal 2016 budget proposal.

January 08, 2015

California's Window of Opportunity

California has a chance to show how a state can dodge the supposedly silver bullets of weaker education reform efforts, and move towards meaningful structural changes that benefit students and schools.

December 30, 2014

Probe Sought in Allegations of Harassment at Potential Parent-Trigger School

Parent-trigger law co-author Gloria Romero alleges that Anaheim, Calif., parents are being harassed in their bid to transform their low-performing school into a charter.

December 24, 2014

Education Investments Reflect Expectations

We say students should graduate from high school "college and career ready" - but what does it look like when a school really commits to student learning that lives up to that ideal?

December 19, 2014

Los Angeles Requests Delay in Using New Test Scores for Accountability Purposes

Citing concerns over technological readiness, LA Superintendent Raymond Cortines has asked the state Superintendent of Public Instruction Thomas Torlakson not to use the district's students' test scores on new Smarter Balanced tests for "high stakes accountability purposes."

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.

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