September 8, 2015 | 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...

School Suspensions’ Positive Link to Drop-Out and Negative Link to Achievement

Caven S. Mcloughlin
Rose Marie Ward
Amity L. Noltemeyer

3.45 million U.S. students and 279,383 California students received one or more out-of-school suspensions during the 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 school years, respectively (California Department of Education Data Reporting System, 2015; U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, 2014). These...

September 8, 2015 | 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...

August 28, 2015 | 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...

August 26, 2015 | 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...

At Risk for School Failure: Students with Special Health Care Needs

Dian Baker
Samantha Blackburn
Kathleen Hebbeler

Schools’ primary mission is the education of children. However, for over one million children in California with special health care needs (e.g., asthma, diabetes, food allergies), schools also must provide health services to ensure their safety and access to the...

The Effects of Grade Retention on Student Misbehavior

Umut Özek

Test-based accountability has become the new norm in public education over the last decade. All states have established test-based performance benchmarks for students and meeting these standards is a prerequisite for grade promotion in many states. As of 2014, 16...