Recent research finds that student teaching placements are a much stronger predictor of where an individual teaches than their hometown.
More funding is needed to achieve greater curriculum alignment between preschool and the early school years, so that what students learn in kindergarten through 3rd grade builds on what they learned in preschool, a new study says.
Strong leadership by district officials knowledgeable about quality preschool education is another key to making alignment work, said the study by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), a nonpartisan research group based at Stanford University, UC Davis and the University of Southern California.
Recent research finds that the improvement of academic performance can lead to improved school climate and reduced violence, rather than the other way around.
Recent research finds that when students and teachers learn that they share beliefs and values, their relationships improve, and so can student achievement.
Recent research using a nationally generalizable dataset finds that there are two different types of principals who leave their schools: Satisfied and Disaffected principals.
05/02/2016. Education Week
California’s public education system is in the midst of systemwide transformation designed to narrow the achievement gap and elevate low-achieving students to be ready for college and career success. At the core of the change are higher academic standards for all students, regardless of their achievement level, socioeconomic status, ethnicity or family background. These higher standards, coupled with our new school funding and accountability systems, improved assessments and a system-wide focus on continuous improvement, contribute to the underlying goal of ensuring more students are college and career ready when they graduate.
An analysis of recent, nationally-representative survey data asks whether there are differences in autonomy and accountability between: 1) teachers in charter and public schools; and 2) teachers in independent charter schools and those run by Education Management Organizations.
Recent research finds that targeted retention bonuses tied to teacher performance have the potential to yield significant benefits to students in low-performing schools.
04/13/2016. Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis
In this video, Michael Kirst discusses the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the CA overhaul of accountability based on local control of education policy. The federal law requires multiple measures for accountability, including some with state choice. Data bases for English learners will change significantly. Federal requirements for Teacher evaluation will be deregulated significantly. State assessments are all over the place and will be hard to summarize.
Ensuring the academic success of ELs requires many different and multi-pronged services and policies.