State burdened by oversight of more charter... →
The closure and bankruptcy of a West Sacramento charter school this fall highlights the State Board of Education’s increasing role in granting charters to charter schools—and its limited ability to oversee those schools.
State looks into loss of funds by start-up charter... →
The California Department of Education is looking into the loss of upwards of “tens of millions of dollars” in federal and state funds from start-up charter schools that either never opened or failed after their first year or two of operation.
California Gears Up for Extra Year of Kindergarten →
School districts around the state are gearing up to offer an additional year of “preppy kindergarten,”
Our own Mary Perry will be on panel of CASBO... →
The CASBO webcast will take place on 9/28 from 10-11a.m.
2011 accountability data now available on Ed-Data →
And watch for a new SARC template application for schools and districts in November.
11th graders’ college readiness in English is... →
The majority of 11th graders—about two thirds—were deemed “not ready for college” based on their EAP results.
Making online learning work: Fresno’s tale of... →
EdSource Extra! - Fresno Unified has figured out a relatively simple way to dramatically increase the pass rates of students who enroll in online courses to make up for classes they have failed in a traditional classroom setting.
Board President Michael Kirst reflects on the... →
EdSource Extra! - In this interview with EdSource’s Louis Freedberg, Kirst reflects on how much has changed in education and on the board since he last held this role three decades ago—and how much hasn’t.
Domino’s responds to call for a healthier school... →
More than two dozen California school districts are serving healthier versions of one of the most maligned staples of many school lunch programs—pizza. And the pizza is being delivered by Domino’s, one of the best-known pizza chains in the country.
Bilingualism to be encouraged through “State Seal... →
EdSource Extra! - Graduating high school seniors throughout California could be awarded a “State Seal of Biliteracy” for proficiency in two languages if Governor Jerry Brown approves legislation approved by the state Legislature last week. Photo by Snoqualmie Valley Record
Seventh grade is key to balancing California’s... →
During years of focusing on how many 8th graders take Algebra I, Californians have often overlooked a measure of student performance that is crucial to students’ long-term success in math and science—their mastery of the state’s 7th grade math standards.