Study: Collaboration with middle schools key to... →
California students have a greater chance of succeeding in high school if their school collaborates closely with their middle school before the students even enter 9th grade, according to a new report.
California denied Race to the Top funding for... →
For the third time, California has failed in its bid to secure even a small slice of the $4.3 billion Race To the Top federal education fund. This time the U.S. Department of Education summarily rejected the state’s application just one day after receiving it, saying it was “incomplete.”
Charter schools grow while more than 9 out of 10... →
Charter schools now enroll 7 percent of the state’s public school students, according to just-released figures.
California’s public colleges and universities... →
The declaration yesterday by University of California President Mark Yudof that he wants to devise “a system-wide response” to the Occupy Wall Street protests underscores their potential to take root on college campuses, and the challenges they will present to college administrators as they spread across the state.
“Income achievement gap” almost double black-white... →
In a dramatic illustration of the impact of income inequality on how children do in school, the achievement gap between children from high and low income families is far higher than the achievement gap between black and white students, a pathbreaking research report from Stanford University has shown.
Budget shortfall heightens threat of shorter... →
The prospect of many California public school students experiencing a shorter school year was heightened by the release on Wednesday of a grim report from the Legislative Analyst’s Office predicting a severe budget shortfall.
Higher-performing schools make it onto list of... →
Several dozen elementary schools with scores higher than the state’s target for academic success have been placed on a list of 1,000 “low-achieving schools.” Being on the list gives parents the right to remove their children and enroll them in higher-performing schools anywhere in the state.
Charter schools continue to expand in California |... →
At least 100 new charter schools opened in California this fall, pushing the total number to close to a thousand, according to figures from the California Department of Education.
Getting relief from No Child Left Behind law could... →
In what one State Board of Education member described as a “jaw-dropping” figure, California education officials estimate it could cost the state as much as $3 billion to meet conditions set by the Obama administration to qualify for a waiver of some of the most onerous requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Study: Grade gap between Latinos and white... →
The increasing reliance on online courses at California’s community colleges is contributing to the grade gap between Latino and white students, according to a recent study that examined millions of student records.
Ed-Data to help schools create their annual report... →
Schools now have access to a new tool that will make it easier for them to create their state-mandated School Accountability Report Cards. The tool was developed by the Ed-Data Partnership, made up of the California Department of Education, EdSource and the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team.
Panel wants to attach strings to community college... →
Students receiving fee waivers at California’s 112 community colleges could be required to work towards a clearly identified educational goal and be limited in the number of courses they could take.
The two faces of protest in Oakland | EdSource... →
Louis Freedberg expresses his view on how Oakland school closures are connected to the Occupy Oakland movement.