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The California Department of education said in a statement this week that it is "sickened by this tragedy" but the department "does not approve, monitor, inspect, or oversee private ... "That's the extent of the contact between the LEA [Local Educational Agency] and the private school," Roark said in an email.
In other words, the dashboard, as critics had predicted it would, masks the true extent of California's education crisis and implicitly makes the situation look better ... It demonstrates that what happens in the classroom does matter, that the efforts to minimize the state's educational crisis are self-serving and ...

When California submitted its plan to comply with a new federal education law late last year, the U.S. Department of Education officials didn't seem too impressed. California's plan to follow the Every student Succeeds Act, or "ESSA" -- the latest iteration of a longstanding federal mandate that states must ...
Last month, the Department of education sent a letter to California education officials asking the state to revise and resubmit its plan. ... Board member Feliza Ortiz-Licon said at Thursday's meeting that both state policies and the ESSA plan fail to focus on what's key: Educational equity is still lacking.
The leaders of California's three sectors of public higher education joined forces Wednesday to urge all undocumented students to take advantage of a recent court decision and reapply for protection against deportation under the DACA program. "Re-enroll now, re-apply now for DACA," said University of ...
16, 2018, where police arrested a couple on Sunday accused of holding 13 children captive, in Perris, Calif. ... Private schools in California are not licensed by the state education department and no agency regulates or oversees them, although they are supposed to register the number of students.

Every year, the California Department of education and many of its school districts boast about record-high graduation rates. ... Ryan Smith, executive director of the Education Trust-West, an Oakland-based nonprofit that advocates for educational equity, said he thinks the state's response to the audit is ...
The California Department of education and the State Board of Education recently launched the fall 2017 California School Dashboard, ... Local educational agencies and schools receive one of five color-coded performance levels for each state indicator for all students and for each student group.
technology is helping students at Vista Unified school District in California produce community-altering, award-winning short documentaries and newscasts, with one such film on digital equity from 10 students at Rancho Minerva Middle School winning a CoSN award, according to EdTech: Focus on K-12.
How education could shape the governor's race in California: funding, accountability, charter schools ... student academic performance in reading and math is also below most of the nation, according to the 2015 results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The Democrats in the race all call ...
"We greatly appreciate the governor's recognition of the critical role county offices play in implementing the new school accountability system in the many diverse communities across our state," Peter Birdsall, executive director of the California County Superintendents educational services Association, said ...
While 2017 was undoubtedly a huge year for education in national politics and in Los Angeles, 2018 has the potential to bring big changes to education across California. A new governor, who will appoint a new state Board of Education, will have a significant impact on how education is funded and what ...
Ah, 2018. For you, perhaps a time to celebrate over Dungeness crab and Chardonnay. For me, I once again ate crow with a splash of vinegar as I wrote my annual predictions column. I wouldn't bring up last year's column, but I know some of you would Google it and taunt me with comments to EdSource.
The fight over San Francisco's achievement gap, California football players can kneel, predictions for 2018: What's new in education ... California schools can't force football players to stand during the national anthem, a federal court ruled. Nationwide: Meet the 16-year-old student who is helping NASA ...
Los AngelesCalifornia is now the largest state in the nation to have legal and regulated recreational marijuana. ... around this issue, and helped tens of thousands of people who were unjustly unable to seek career and education opportunities due to prior non-violent marijuana offenses," Lt. Gov.
In case you've been living under a rock (and not getting stoned), California just legalized recreational marijuana to anyone over the age of 21. That means you don't need a medical card anymore. Who gets the dog in a divorce and other new state laws across the US. But even though Proposition 64 was ...
First-year tuition at more than 100 California community colleges will end this summer, eliminating another financial barrier to higher education. Assembly Bill 19, signed into law in October, establishes the California College Promise, a program that will waive tuition and fees for first-time community college ...

This past year, dozens of bills related to education passed through the California legislature and received Gov. Jerry Brown's signatures. The new laws effect everything from public school instruction and curriculum to community college tuition, free or reduced-price school lunch, school facilities and school ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California state ... One makes California a sanctuary state in response to the Trump Administration's immigration crackdown. And while sales of ... Another law aims to make getting a college education more affordable, while several try to help ex-convicts get jobs. The minimum ...
FILE - In this April 14, 2017, file photo, protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge was to hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities in San ...
Last week, education Department officials told California that it needed to make several changes to its plan for holding schools accountable. ... But the law was never intended to free states and school districts from their responsibility to improve schooling or to level the educational field for low-income ...
Betsy DeVos' education Department tells California that its education plan does not yet comply with federal law ... civil rights advocates, however, criticized the plan as incomplete and missing the mark on educational equity. This week, DeVos' Assistant Secretary James Botel sent state officials a letter ...
UCLA's new scholarship, California's child poverty problem, the fate of Berea College: What's new in education ... A Northern California family's quest to get schools to stop banning medical cannabis. Nationwide: How a small, tuition-free college serving low-income students became a casualty of partisan ...
The California Commission on teacher Credentialing is making big changes in how special education teachers will be trained, adding core courses and ... hope" -- place students in general education classrooms and "hope for the best," said Donald Cardinal, dean of the College of Educational Studies at ...
Whether Congress enacts a federal elementary and secondary education savings account (ESA) program as part of its tax reform package is anybody's guess. Yet one thing's for certain: The states shouldn't wait for Congress to expand educational options--especially California. The Golden State is an ...
"The state's system of education is failing them," the lawsuit reads. "An education that does not provide access to literacy cannot be called an education at all. In California's education system, the children of the 'haves' receive access to a basic education while the children of the "have nots" are barred ...
Too many California children can't read, and the state doesn't have an adequate plan to fix the problem, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The complaint, filed in ... California lags behind the national average in both reading and writing for fourth- and eighth-graders, according to national education data.
California ranks below 31 other public-school systems and earns just a D+ in ensuring teacher quality, according to a new report aimed at spurring states to improve teacher preparation. The Washington, D.C.-based National Council on Teacher Quality's 2017 State Teacher Policy Yearbook evaluated and ...
Home-schooling families have several options for complying with California education requirements: enroll in a public charter school or a local school district's independent study program, ... The school provides structure and accountability through its educational specialists, all credentialed teachers.
That's one of the conclusions of a new report by the College Futures Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes greater access to higher education. "The capital financing needs for the public institutions in California are immense and overwhelming, and neither the state nor the institutions have a ...
California is suing the Trump administration for what it says is the U.S. Department of education's refusal to provide debt relief to more than 13,000 students that courts have found were defrauded by the since-shuttered for-profit Corinthian Colleges. Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the suit today in ...
As a teenager in Merced, Marcus Shaw lived a life marked by poverty, poor choices and indifference to education. Shaw is ... He was admitted to California State University, Stanislaus, through the Educational Opportunity Program and spent the first few semesters on academic probation. That was no ...
The California Commission on teacher Credentialing is making big changes in how special education teachers will be trained, adding core courses and ... hope" -- place students in general education classrooms and "hope for the best," said Donald Cardinal, dean of the College of Educational Studies at ...
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and education leaders are urging the University of California to address allegations of sexual harassment and workplace misconduct by University of California regent and radio mogul Norman Pattiz, nearly a year after several people said Pattiz made them uncomfortable ...
The program offers flexibility as the funds can be used at any accredited higher-education program, including community colleges and trade schools, as well as for other approved educational expenses. And, the savings in a ScholarShare 529 account will not impact eligibility for most state benefits, such as ...
Whenever progressives talk about public education, the conversation inevitably goes to the need for more money because our schools are chronically underfunded. And of course we can just tax the rich to pay for it. That was exactly the argument presented to voters when California passed Proposition 30 ...
Whether Congress enacts a federal elementary and secondary education savings account (ESA) program as part of its tax reform package is anybody's guess. Yet one thing's for certain: The states shouldn't wait for Congress to expand educational options--especially California. The Golden State is an ...
Treasurer Unveils New Program to Help Make Higher education Accessible for More California Families ... program offers flexibility as the funds can be used at any accredited higher-education program, including community colleges and trade schools, as well as for other approved educational expenses.
By LEE ROMNEY and DANIEL J. WILLIS, EdSource. California education officials have released school-level data that shows that last year more than 1 in 10 students were chronically absent, defined as missing at least 10 percent of school days for any reason. The data, which the state released for the first ...
One in 4 California school districts received notice that they must work with county offices of education or with a new state agency to improve the ... The districts must now take a hard look, with help by the county or the new California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, at the factors behind the low ...
"The state's system of education is failing them," the lawsuit reads. "An education that does not provide access to literacy cannot be called an education at all. In California's education system, the children of the 'haves' receive access to a basic education while the children of the "have nots" are barred ...
The data, which the state released for the first time, reveals that 1 in 4 foster children was chronically absent from state schools last year, as were about 1 in 5 homeless, Native American and African-American students. Chronic absenteeism among California's students peaked in high school, at 15.4 percent ...
The State of California, its education Department and Board, and the superintendent of public instruction, Tom Torlakson, were named as defendants in the lawsuit. A spokesman for the Education Department, Bill Ainsworth, had no comment on the lawsuit. But he said that California had one of the nation's ...
The advocacy law firm, Public Counsel, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court to demand the California Department of education address its "literacy crisis." The state has not followed suggestions from its own report on the problem five years ago, the lawsuit said. "When it comes to literacy and the ...
One lens into California's size is its education system. Six million children under the age of 18 attend public schools -- including 600,000 in charter schools -- while nearly 3 million students are enrolled in the state's storied higher education system, which is still struggling to recover from decades of ...
The California Physical education-Health Project is a collaborative, statewide network of physical educators, health educators, classroom ...
California leaders call for educational improvements at economic summit but fail ... The statewide gathering highlighted higher education as an ...
Winners of the school Employee and teacher categories have the opportunity to apply for the California Department of education awards in ...
Hundreds of people lined up outside the State Board of education meeting on Thursday to speak about new history social science textbooks.
Another prominent education research and advocacy organization that disapproves of California's approach to school accountability has ...


 

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