Before the upcoming presidential race’s political climate gets too warm, let’s moderate the heated rhetoric about the dismal state of American education with some cold facts and careful analysis.CONTINUE READING
(Calif.) Motorists in the state could soon help pay for safety education in K-12 schools under proposed legislation calling for a special license plate program to generate funds for violence prevention programs.CONTINUE READING
California high school students who participate in alternative extra-curricular athletic activities may be excused by their local districts from having to take regular physical education courses required for graduation - but there is growing concern that these pupils, while physically active, are not receiving the educational content required under state-mandated P.E. standards.
With roughly a third of all high school graduates in the U.S. stymied from enrolling in college, educators nationwide continue to grapple with how to better align secondary academics with university entrance requirements with some states experimenting with alternatives to coursework and seat time.
(Calif.) A plan to put a statewide bond measure on the 2016 ballot to help pay for new school construction and modernization projects moved ahead Wednesday in action before a key legislative panel.
(Calif.) Amid much uncertainty, some of the state’s most severely disabled students begin field testing an alternate academic performance assessment aligned to the Common Core this spring.
(Tenn.) As the cost and challenge of preparing college-ready students escalates and puts new burdens on higher education – one lawmaker is proposing that districts should pay for remedial courses high school graduates must take in college.
(Calif.) A newly-created state agency whose role in overseeing school accountability and performance may prove critical in years to come is set to hold its first meeting today with the adoption of bylaws and consideration of staff.
(Calif.) A comprehensive, real-time student survey is providing school administrators with valid data that helps them incorporate broad-based pupil perspective into policies and programs -- something researchers say is connected to improved academic outcomes.
(Texas) The end of a decades-long legal battle over the Lone Star state’s school funding program may finally be in view, but while the court battle has forced acknowledgement that the system is broken, few agree on the best way to fix it.
(Ala.) Most often identified as a non-lethal option to control crowds or subdue a potentially violent person, pepper spray is also a frequently used tool by police on K-12 campuses – a practice that is increasingly under debate.
(Calif.) A blue ribbon panel created to help the state transform its special education system shared publicly last week 44 specific recommendations aimed ultimately at improving academic outcomes for students with disabilities.
(Calif.) Lawmaker Ricardo Lara has introduced legislation that would grant the children of live-in workers the right to attend school in the neighborhood where his or her parent is employed.