After pushing homeschooling, Santorum takes on... →
Former Sen. Rick Santorum may no longer be the frontrunner in the GOP presidential contest, but he is still the only one to have made education a major issue in his campaign.
Commission: Community colleges should take over... →
Community colleges should take over all adult school programs from cash-strapped school districts, the Little Hoover Commission, the state watchdog agency, recommended yesterday.
Despite perilous finances, state laws help schools... →
Despite having to endure the worst economic crisis in almost a century, only a small number of school districts in California are officially designated as financially troubled.
GOP frontrunner takes on public education |... →
The first major discussion of education in the 2012 presidential campaign has centered not on reforms like teacher tenure or what should replace the No Child Left Behind law but on the merits of public education itself.
Hearing to consider Brown’s plan for new school... →
At what may turn out to be a landmark hearing in Sacramento today, state senators will review a sweeping proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to reform California’s notoriously complex school finance system that distributes funds based more on decades-old formulas than on student needs.
Doubling classroom time helps community college... →
If you’re having trouble with math, try spending twice as much time in class learning it. That strategy plus intensive support from tutors and counselors inside and outside class are making a difference for students at De Anza Community College trying to overcome one of the major stumbling blocks to academic success.
Passing When It Counts ~ EdSource Brief →
Math courses present barriers to student success in California Community Colleges. Large numbers of students in California’s 112 community colleges are struggling to pass college-level math classes, including courses they need to complete a degree or transfer to a four-year institution.
With long-term consequences, community college... →
Large numbers of community college students are struggling to pass the college-level math classes they need to complete a degree or transfer to a four-year institution, with long-term implications for their futures.
Supper is now on the menu at some California... →
You’ve heard about free school lunches and breakfasts, but how about school suppers? In California, dinners are now being served to students at almost 200 schools.
Brown administration modifies budget proposal on... →
In response to concerns expressed by school officials, the Brown administration has amended its 2012–13 budget proposal to allow districts to enroll thousands of children in kindergarten who will still be 4 years old in November if their districts grant them a special waiver.