The state doesn't allow charter schools, but new law will give district-run schools greater autonomy.
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October 29, 2012
October 29, 2012
Nearly two dozen schools in California lost their API scores after district-level investigations uncovered cheating incidents, including improper coaching, on tests.
October 20, 2012
When reviewing some states' waiver applications, the Alliance for Excellent Education found that several of those approved inflate grad rates by combining calculations of the graduation rate that include GEDs with the four-year adjusted cohort rate, use alternative diplomas in their measure of high school completion, omit graduation rate accountability for student subgroups, and use extended-year graduation rates.
October 18, 2012
Up to $80 million from Zuckerberg donation could pay for merit-based teacher bonuses in new tentative contract.
October 17, 2012
In what may be a first-of-its-kind penalty, the feds used a provision in federal law that allows cutting a state's federal special education grant, permanently, if the state cut its special education budget without the right justification.
October 11, 2012
The Washington Education Association is mobilizing for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate and against charters in that state, but a small group of teachers believe the latter is a good idea for the state.
October 10, 2012
A Washington State poll shows a ballot measure to allow charter schools in the state has a plurality of support, and spending on the campaigns related to the initiative has approached $5 million.
October 05, 2012
Dane Linn, the executive director of state policy at the College Board, has applied to be Florida's commissioner of education, according to the state's department.
September 25, 2012
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) called for regular NFL referees (who are union members) to return after a Green Bay loss.
September 23, 2012
The measure, approved by Gov. Jerry Brown, will make California the first state in the nation to reveal the extent to which long-term English-learners get stalled in their progress toward in fluency.