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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a major boost for Gov. Jerry Brown’s attempt to balance the state’s budget, the California Teachers Association yesterday endorsed his proposed initiative for the November ballot that would yield billions of dollars for California schools.
Education leaders in California are turning their sights to making sure students have a strong foundation in mathematics when they enter kindergarten. And that means introducing students to math in preschool.
Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to delay implementation of “transitional kindergarten” for 4-year-olds has triggered doubt and confusion in many school districts around the state.