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  • KQED Radio

    Many educators and parents are applauding the end of the "No Child Left Behind" law-- the George W. Bush-era education policy that garnered bipartisan support at the time but has proved unsuccessful in the eyes of many. But what did it teach us, and what comes next? We'll take a look at look at the legacy of "No Child Left Behind" and hear about the new federal policy that will replace it.


  • Stanford Graduate School of Education

    New report by Kenji Hakuta, Ilana Umansky and others offers evidence of inequitable treatment of English Language Learners in state schools.

  • Edsource

    As the California Department of Education prepares to release the first set of student test scores based on the Common Core State Standards, a new poll shows voters have mixed feelings about the new standards, including many who don’t understand what they are, or how they’re being implemented.

  • The Hechinger Report

    As kids across the country return to school, the results of a new poll suggest it’s adults who need a lesson on the Common Core State Standards, a set of end-of-grade expectations in math and English adopted by 44 states and the District of Columbia.

  • Edsource

    By John Fensterwald

    Though far from a majority, an increasing number of Californians say that the state’s public schools have gotten better over the past few years, according to a poll released on Thursday.

    But it’s not because they are impressed with the sweeping changes in managing and financing K-12 schools. Two-thirds of those surveyed said they had never heard anything about the Local Control Funding Formula, the new funding and governance law that the Legislature passed two years ago.

  • Edsource

    By John Fensterwald

    California Department of Education officials have repeatedly cautioned against comparing students’ scores on past state standardized tests with forthcoming results on tests aligned with the Common Core standards. The academic standards have changed and the tests are different, making comparisons inaccurate, they and others have warned.

  • San Francisco Chronicle

    California’s 112 community colleges are designed to provide high school graduates who don’t go to four-year universities a second chance at higher education. But when it comes to math proficiency requirements, too many community college students are getting a raw deal, beginning with the way colleges test incoming students’ math skills and send the vast majority of students to remedial math courses.

  • Edsource

    What’s not on California’s education agenda – and should be

    David Plank, Executive Director, Policy Analysis for California Education

  • EdSource

    By John Fensterwald

    The State Board of Education is seizing the chance to redefine student achievement and reframe how schools are held accountable for performance. It is in the throes of replacing the Academic Performance Index, the three-digit number that has been California’s narrow gauge of school progress for a decade and a half. The question is, what will take its place?

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