A new charter school program for Pittsburg won state approval in November despite having been turned down by both city and county education boards.
Fewer than 1 out of 4 schools in California is staffed with a credentialed librarian, according to the state Department of Education.
California’s various education databases bring to mind that philosophical puzzle about the tree falling in a forest. The state has the ability to link the data systems and make them robust, but since there’s no political will to do that, how useful are they?
In a break from their ongoing battle over teacher evaluations, Los Angeles Unified Superintendent John Deasy and United Teachers Los Angeles President Warren Fletcher announced a tentative landmark deal deal this week giving great flexibility over working conditions and educational decisions rules to teachers at individual school sites where a supermajority (60 percent) approves.