California

Trump Admin, State Officials “Won’t Help” California Education

The San Diego Union-Tribune editorial board writes that, even though the U.S. Department of Education rejected the first two drafts of California’s ESSA plan because they were “viewed as so vague that they made it more difficult—not less—to hold schools accountable,” Secretary DeVos “pronounced herself...

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CA District Leverages ESSA to Help Military Children

According to Brennon Dixson at the Santa Clarita Valley Signal, the Castaic Union School District in California is “responding to the challenges and unique circumstances military children face on a daily basis” by putting in place policies “to lessen the children’s impediments to success” through...

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Third Time’s a Charm?

EdSource’s David Washburn reports that next week, the California State Board of Education “will likely approve yet another set of revisions to California’s plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act—and this time state officials are ‘very optimistic’ that the plan will finally get U.S....

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Supporting Migrant Students through ESSA

Sacramento’s ABC Channel 10 provides an overview of California’s Migrant Education Program, which is “authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).” The program is designed to “support migrant students by helping reduce...

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California Finally Finalizes Accountability Plan…

“Two years, a presidential election and many meetings after the California State Board of Education first started talking about how to satisfy a major federal education law, members finally agreed Thursday to submit a final plan,” writes Joy Resmovits. The vote to submit a final...

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To Compromise or Not to Compromise…That is the Question (In California)

“How far to push the federal government?” asks EdSource’s John Fensterwald. Members of the California State Board of Education will answer that question at a special meeting “when they consider proposed compromises” regarding the state’s ESSA, which U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos “will likely approve—if...

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California Education Must Seize Chance to Be Better

While it is positive that California “has established college-ready standards and high-quality and aligned assessments” and has “adopted rigorous academic goals,” Faith and Education Coalition Leadership Advisory Council member Yvette Santana still has concerns about the Golden State’s education system. She believes the state’s new education accountability...

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