STATE: Both traditional and charter schools in…

Charter schools: good or bad? There are few subjects on which school officials, parents and advocates for students are more impassioned and divided, which is why the proposal to open hundreds of new charter schools for Los Angeles' students is… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: UC system divests $30 million in…

The University of California system has sold about $30 million of its holdings in companies that operate private prisons after students voiced their opposition to such investments. The move, which did not require regent approval, came after system administrators met… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: How new tools meant to help…

Last spring, Julia Kim’s students with disabilities at Fairmount Elementary in San Francisco were ready to take a new standardized test. They were excited that it had been built especially for them. In past years, students with visual perception disorders… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: These new laws will try to…

Among the many state bills that passed in 2015, and take effect Friday, are a number that focus on some of the state’s most vulnerable students —those who are homeless, in foster care, potential victims of sexual assault and those… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: These are the problems some California…

By the time students with disabilities sat down to take California's standardized tests last spring, they had been promised a set of new tools to help them better access the questions. But some teachers and administrators across the state have… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: In downtrodden San Bernardino, immigrants find…

This year, Jorge Alamilla, a father of six, has sandblasted rust out of oxygen cylinders in Riverside. He has driven a dump truck in San Dimas. He spent part of December on a three-week haul driving for FedEx around the… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: New California Law Limits Use of…

For technology companies in California, ringing in the New Year will mean adjusting to a new privacy law that limits how they can collect and use student data. The data privacy legislation was originally signed into law by Gov. Jerry… Read full article at US News and World Report

STATE: California teacher salaries rising after long…

After years of stagnant or falling wages, California teachers finally are getting meaningful pay raises, new state figures show. The average teacher salary in 2015 was $74,090, up 3.8 percent from 2014. From 2009 to 2013, in the midst of… Read full article at The Fresno Bee

STATE: California school scores tied to attendance,…

For more than a decade, the release of federal scores indicating California public school students' progress -- or lack of it -- has incited alarm, anxiety and anguish among educators. But when those marks were ever so quietly posted this… Read full article at San Jose Mercury News

STATE: In California, six bills to increase…

Half a dozen bills before California’s state Legislature address the growing concern that California students don’t have the computer science skills necessary to thrive in the modern workforce. Educators and tech industry leaders in that state would like high schools… Read full article at The Seattle Times