Panel wants community college students to draw up... →
Task force recommends that students be required to create an “individual education plan” when they enter a California community college program, as part of a drive to ensure that more of them attain their education goals.
Digital “badges” proposed as alternative way to... →
The concept of measuring talents and accomplishments in the form of online “badges” is gaining steam. And a California university is poised to play a key role in their development.
With federal help, charter schools evaluate... →
Four California charter schools are instituting rigorous evaluations of their principals.
Brown’s veto of education bill consistent with... →
A simple teaching exercise on a green leaf has had an enduring impact on Gov. Jerry Brown’s views on education.
Brown attacks testing and data as measures of... →
Setting himself apart from other governors, Gov. Jerry Brown has launched an extraordinary broadside against the current national obsession with testing that continues to dominate school reform efforts across the state and nation.
“Children’s Cabinet” stalls in state legislature |... →
Proponents of establishing a “Children’s Cabinet” in California to coordinate the vast array of services for children delivered by multiple state agencies have not given up on it, despite failing to convince the Legislature to endorse the idea this year.
Despite new federal guidelines, author says... →
Next year new federal guidelines to promote healthier school lunches will go into effect. In this interview, EdSource’s Sue Frey talked with Amy Kalafa, author of the newly published Lunch Wars.
Districts to pay teachers based in part on their... →
Two California school districts will give teachers bonuses of up to $5,000 based in part on measuring how well their students score on standardized tests this year.